Byron Noordewier Professor of Biology


Ph.D., University of Utah
B.A., Westmont College

VPH 213

Before joining Northwestern's faculty, Dr. Noordewier was a professor at Michigan State University and the University of North Dakota School of Medicine. He specializes in pharmacology and has taught in the Creation Care Study Program in Belize. In 2015 he received Northwestern's Faculty Inspirational Service Award, given for going above and beyond expectations, personifying a strong Christian commitment, and serving as an inspiration to the campus community.

BIO122 - Introduction to Human Physiology

(4 credits) An introduction to the physiology of the human body. The focus of the course will be on homeostasis and the function of: biomolecules, cells and tissues, organs and organ systems. The contribution of each of the following organ systems to physiologic homeostasis will be examined: nervous, muscle, cardiovascular, endocrine, respiratory, renal, reproductive and gastrointestinal. Prerequisite: CHE101 or 111; Concurrent requisite: CHE102 or 112.There is a fee associated with this course (

BIO203 - Microbiology

(4 credits)A study of the morphology and physiology of microorganisms with special emphasis on bacteria and viruses. Those organisms that have an economic or medical importance will be highlighted, and basic laboratory techniques will be stressed.Prerequisites: BIO115, 116 and CHE101, 102 or CHE111, 112.There is a fee associated with this course (

BIO326 - Biochemistry: Proteins and Metabolism

(4 credits)A fundamental course surveying biomolecules, catabolism, bioenergetics and biosynthesis. Prerequisites: CHE321 and 322. A fee is assoicated with this course (

Iowa Academy of Sciences

American Scientific Affiliation

New York Academy of Science

Society for Experimental Biology

American Society of Nephrology

Faculty Inspirational Service Award, Northwestern College, 2015

NAIA national Wally Schwartz Faculty Athletics Representative of the Year Award, 2013