Nicholas Troendle

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Nicholas Troendle

Assistant Professor of Biology

BS, Biology, Pepperdine University, 2009
MS, Wildlife and Fisheries Science, Texas A&M University, 2012
PhD, Genetics, The University of Georgia, 2016

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“One of the best things about teaching at MNU is getting to interact with each of my students every week. I love that I am able to get to know them as we learn together, and I look forward to watching students grow as they go through their formative college years.

As biologists we get to look at the breadth and incredible beauty of God's creation. We get to dig into things and see the incredible way that He set up the Universe. It can make you feel pretty small and insignificant. But knowing that the same God who devised the mechanisms of every aspect of our universe cared enough to not only to create me but to love me enough to die for me is really beyond understanding. As a result, the more that I learn about the world the more I understand the depth of God's love for us.”

—Nick Troendle

Awards & Honors
Involvement at MNU

Awards & Honors

  • Award for Outstanding Performance as a Teaching Assistant in Genetics, 2009
  • Outstanding Teaching Assistant, University of Georgia, 2016


  • Ingram CM, Troendle NJ, Gill CA, Honeycutt RL (2015) Challenging the Inbreeding Hypothesis in a Eusocial Mammal: Population Genetics of the Naked Mole-rat, Heterocephalus glaber, Molecular Ecology, accepted Aug 2015.
  • Ingram CM, Troendle NJ, Gill CA, Honeycutt RL (2014) Development and characterization of new microsatellite markers in the naked mole-rat, Heterocephalus glaber.  Conservation Genetics Resources, accepted Jan 2014.


  • 2015: Invasion Associated Life-History of the livebearing fish Gambusia. SEEC. USA.
  • 2013: Convergent Evolution of 3 livebearing fishes. SEEPEG. USA.

Involvement at MNU

  • Co-advisor for the MNU Science Club

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