Gerald Callahan

Professor

About

Biography

Professor, B.S., Biological Science, Ph.D., Experimental Pathology, University of Utah.

Professor Callahan holds joint appointments in the departments of English and Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology and teaches courses in human disease, animal disease, veterinary immunology, construction of self in the arts and sciences, and creative science writing, and writing scientific manuscripts. He has published poetry and creative nonfiction in numerous literary and scientific journals. His books include River Odyssey: A Story of the Colorado Plateau; Faith, Madness, Spontaneous Human Combustion: What Immunology Can Teach Us about Self-Perception; Infection: The Uninvited Universe; and Between XX and XY: Intersexuality and the Myth of Two Sexes, Lousy Sex: Creating Self in an Infectious World, and Basic Veterinary Immunology, Two of these books were finalists for the Colorado Book Award in general nonfiction. He investigates interactions between the human immune and nervous systems, humans and their microbiomes, and the biological basis of sex. His work has been featured on or in, among others, National Geographic Television, ABC Evening News, Los Angeles Times, Salon.com, Chicago Tribune, National Public Radio, Minnesota Public Radio, Talk Radio Europe Spain, Ms. Magazine, New Scientist, TV Ontario, and other venues.

His dog appears nightly at a local dinner theater.

Selected Publications

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Callahan, G.N. Lousy Sex: Creating Self in an Infectious World, 2014, University Press of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado

Callahan, G.N. and Yates, R.M, Basic Veterinary Immunology 2014, University Pressof Colorado, Boulder, Colorado

Callahan, G.N. Between XX and XY: Intersexuality and the Myth of Two Sexes, Chicago Review Press, Chicago, IL, 2009

Callahan, G.N. Infection: the Uninvited Universe, St. Martins Press, New York, NY, 2006

Callahan, G.N. Faith, Madness, and Spontaneous Human Combustion: What Immunology Can Teach Us About Self-Perception, Thomas Dunne Books, St. Martin's Press January, 2002, Paperback Edition, Berkeley Press.

Callahan, G.N., River Odyssey: A Story of the Colorado Plateau, 1998, University Press of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado.

Curriculum Vitae

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Courses

  • Inroduction to Human Disease

    Syllabus

    Survey of human diseases and their effects on society

  • Animal and Human Disease

    Syllabus

    Physiology and pathology of selected human and animal diseases

  • Construction of Self in Philosphy , Literature, and Medicine

    Syllabus

    Consideration of how we come to have selves and an exploration of how this has been dealt with by philosophers, writers, and biomedical scientists

  • Writing Scientific Manuscripts

    Syllabus

    How to use storytelling to write technical scientific manuscripts.