Brendan Beikmann, Ph.D.

Colorado State College – B.A.
Penn State – Ph.D.

Professional focus: Neuroscience, AP Biology, Anatomy/Physiology, Evolutionary Biology, functional fitness coach and VWS Honor Cabinet advisor

Scholarly or professional activities: My Ph.D is in neuroscience, and I’ve published a book chapter and a research article dealing with aspects of serotonin.

I also hold two coaching credentials with distinction from the National Strength & Conditioning Association for weight room training. I am a former professional weightlifter with some Colorado state records and a one-time U.S. record-holder – 623 lbs. squat at 181 lbs. body weight.

Grew up: Denver, Colorado

Favorite spot at Webb: Weight room/gym

Favorite music or musician: Country music (Blackhawk)

Favorite TV show or movie: My favorite TV show is Star Trek (both TNG and DS9) and my favorite movie series is the Rocky movies.

Saturday routine: Usually grading or prepping for the upcoming week (organizing Canvas, etc.). Sometimes my wife and I watch TV or a movie and just relax.