Dennis Venema, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Senior Fellow, BioLogos Foundation

Biology Department
Trinity Western University
7600 Glover Road
Langley, BC V2Y 1Y1

Ph: (604)888-7511-3446
Fax: (604)513-2018



B.Sc. (Hons.), University of British Columbia, 1996.
Ph.D., University of British Columbia, 2003.


Research Interests


Research in my lab is focused on the genetics of pattern formation and signaling, using the common fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster as a model organism. The superior genetic and molecular biology tools available in Drosophila make this organism second to none for developmental biology studies. Current projects include investigating the role of several cell-cell junction and cytoskeletal components during frizzled-independent tissue patterning of the pupal wing in flies.

I am also frequently engaged in the conversation on evolutionary biology and evangelical Christianity through my role with the BioLogos Foundation, an organization devoted to promoting the harmony of mainstream science and faith within the evangelical community.



My essays at Science and the Sacred, the BioLogos Foundation Blog

Speaker request form (through BioLogos)



Introduction to Biology II (non-majors) (BIOL 104)
Immunology (BIOL 336)
Introduction to Genetics (BIOL 371)
Biotechnology and Christian Theology (BIOL/BIOT 390)
Advanced Cell and Molecular Biology (BIOL 423)
Virology (BIOL 438)
Senior Thesis supervision (BIOL 409/410)