Harry Ratrie III

Senior Laboratory Lecturer and Adjunct Assistant Professor in Biological Sciences (1993)

Hoffberger Science Building G25


B.A., Biology, Virginia Military Institute
Ph.D., Biomedical Research, University of Tennessee

Areas of Scholarly Expertise and Interest

Cell Biology, Genetics, Anatomy and Physiology


Dr. Ratrie is a cell biologist by training, with an extensive research and publication record. Following postdoctoral studies at Johns Hopkins University, he was an instructor at that institution before arriving at Goucher, where his teaching talents were obvious. His moniker, "Renaissance Man", is well deserved, as he teaches a wide variety of courses in the undergraduate program, as well as in the post-baccalaureate premedical program. He has led innumerable expeditions to caves in West Virginia and gives occasional seminars on bat biology and herpetology.

Courses Taught

Introductory Biology I and Lab
Introductory Biology II and Lab
Introductory Biology II Honors
Cell Biology and Biochemistry
General Biology I (Post-baccalaureate Premedical Program)
General Biology II (Post-baccalaureate Premedical Program)
Human Anatomy
Animal Physiology