Dr. Sarah Schlichte

  • Assistant Professor of Biomedical Science

Sarah’s journey to become a professor began when she was a student at Buena Vista University. While she intended to use her biology major to attend veterinary school, an summer internship at an equine clinic pointed her away from that area of study. Unsure of what to do, but knowing she wanted to keep her biology major, Sarah began tutoring and assisting in various biology classes, where she discovered a passion for helping other students learn. Simultaneously, Sarah was enrolled in a research course that fostered a passion for research. 

Combining these two passions, Sarah pursued a Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences with a focus in physiology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. She spent four years researching clinically-tested cancer drugs as novel anti-hypertensive therapeutics. When her dream job of teaching anatomy and physiology at a small, private, liberal-arts institution (none other than her alma mater!) became available, Sarah immediately jumped at the opportunity. She is very excited to be back, teaching and mentoring the many great students at BVU and giving back to the University that shaped in her life in so many ways. 


Human Anatomy, Human Physiology, Biological Principles II, Neuroscience, Cell and Molecular Biology, Intro to Clinical Research, The Brain, Intro to Cellular and Human Physiology

Sarah Schlichte