Moussa M. Diawara, Ph.D.
  Professor of Biology

  Office: Life Science 210A
  Phone:(719) 549-2813
  FAX: (719) 549-2993


* Economic Development Certificate, University of California, Riverside (1996)

* Ph.D. University of Georgia, Athens (1991)

* M.S. University of Georgia, Athens (1987)

* B.S. Institut Polytechnique Rural de Katibougou, Mali (1979)


  • BIOL 121 (Environmental Conservation)
  • BIOL 121L (Environmental Conservation Lab)
  • BIOL 352 (Evolution Biology and Ecology)
  • BIOL 481/581 (General Entomology)
  • BIOL 481/581L (General Entomology Lab)
  • BIOL 493 (Senior Biology Seminar)
  • BIOL 489/589 (Medical & Veterinary Entomology)
  • BIOL 465/565 (Environmental Toxicology)
  • BIOL 462/562 (Environmental Management)
  • ANS 510 (Science Information System)
  • ANS 593 (Graduate Seminar)


Our research projects involve 1) studies of the relationship between exposure to environmental insults such as heavy metals and population health in Southern Colorado; 2) determination of mechanism(s) of reproductive toxicity of the psoralens, naturally occurring plant toxicants known to be carcinogenic, but used to treat skin disorders; 3) determination of the role of genetic polymorphisms in specific cytochrome P450s in ethnic disparities observed in menopausal symptoms and in the metabolism of the cancer drug Tamoxifen.

Link to Publications and Grant History


Faculty Sponsor for the CSU-Pueblo International Soccer Club
Panelist for the National Science Foundation
Reviewer for several international referred journals
Consultant to the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Government of the Republic of Mali.
Master Mason, Eureka Lodge No 2, Pueblo, Colorado (USA). Freemasonry is "a beautiful system of morality, veiled in allegory, and illustrated in symbols." The Lodge gives charity and teaches such values as morality, honesty and integrity in the community.