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Peter Tigchelaar, Professor, Biology

Peter Tigchelaar616-526-6346
Office: Devries Hall 107

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Calvin College Professor of the Year 2010


B.A., Calvin College, 1963
M.S., University of Illinois, 1966
Ph.D., University of Illinois, 1970
Post doc - Indiana University School of Medicine, 1970
Post doc - University of Illinois, 1971

Professional Experience

–Professor of Physiology - Indiana University School of Medicine
–Research programs in the past included areas within reproductive biology
–Pre-Med/Dent advisor for about 30 years (longest tenure in the state)

Life outside Calvin

Professor Tigchelaar enjoys spending time with his family, including his six grandchildren (soon to be seven). He and his spouse have also given various dance lessons together.Professor Tigchelaar enjoys singing, occasionally soloing in churches and plays the trombone.

Interesting Factoid

Professor Tigchelaar keeps a bottomless jar of Wilhelmina mints in his office.