Brother Albert Gahr, O.S.B., was one of six Saint Vincent College faculty members to receive tenure recently. Brother Albert teaches General Biology I and Lab, General Biology II and Labs, Cell Biology and Lab, Developmental Biology and Lab.
He holds a Ph.D. from West Virginia University; M.A. from Saint Vincent Seminary and B.S. from Saint Vincent College.
His doctoral dissertation studied the embryonic and postnatal muscle growth in the chicken and the mouse. He continued post-doctoral research studying rainbow trout genomics in West Virginia at the USDA’s National Center for Cool and Cold Water Aquaculture.
He entered the novitiate of Saint Vincent Archabbey in 2008, made simple profession of monastic vows on July 10, 2009 and professed solemn vows on July 11, 2012.
In 2009 he was named adjunct professor in the Biology Department and in 2012 he joined the faculty full-time as assistant professor of biology. In 2015 he received the Quentin Schaut Faculty Award.