Thais  Winsome

Faculty, Biological Sciences

Thais Winsome joined the Biological Sciences department in 2005. She teaches the biology majors’ course, BIOSC 043, Introduction to Cell & Molecular Biology. Prior to teaching at Mission College, Thais worked as a research associate at the University of California, Davis.


Ph.D. Ecology, Institute of Ecology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
M.S. Soil Science, University of California, Berkeley
B.S. Conservation & Resource Studies, University of California, Berkeley

Courses Taught

BIOSC 043, Cell & Molecular Biology
BIOSC 041, Animal Biology
BIOSC 015, Human Genetics
BIOSC 010, General Biology


Thais' primary area of expertise is in the ecology of invasive species, in particular their role in altering ecosystem processes such as nutrient cycling. She also has research experience in the application of molecular biology to the study of microbial ecology and plant-microbe interactions.

Awards and Honors

2009-10 Faculty Excellence Award, Mission College Academic Senate
2011-12 Service to the College Award, Mission College Academic Senate

Favorite Quote

"In the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed." ~ Charles Darwin




Thais Winsome

Thais Winsome
phone: 408-855-5217
office: SCI-132-1A