Roberts to present ‘last lecture’ before retirement

Mike RobertsMichael Roberts, professor of biology at Linfield College, will present a “Last Lecture” on Monday, May 12, at 7 p.m. in 105 Murdock Hall at Linfield.

Roberts, who joined the Linfield faculty in 1981, will retire at the end of the academic year. His talk is part of Linfield’s last lecture series, which enables retiring faculty to give a final presentation to the community. During the lecture, Roberts will share stories about his more than 30 years of teaching biology and talk about his plans and work now that he won’t be teaching full time.

Roberts co-wrote the book “Receptor Biology: Physiology and Evolution,” due out this fall, with fellow Linfield faculty member and department of biology Chair Anne Kruchten. In addition, Roberts has had a multitude of his work in thermoregulation and receptor pharmacology published in various places. He holds a bachelor’s in zoology from the University of California, Berkeley, a master’s and Ph.D. in zoology from the University of Wisconsin and conducted his postdoctoral research at Yale University.

This event is free and open to the public, and will be followed by a reception. It is sponsored by the Linfield College Office of Institutional Advancement. For more information, call 503-883-2547 or email