David Parrott, Ph.D

Associate Professor

Phone: 801.832.2429

Email: dparrott@westminsteru.edu

Office Location: Meldrum Science Center 372

Office Hours: MWF 12:00–2:00 p.m., W 4:00–5:00 p.m.


Ph.D. Utah State University
M.A. Humboldt State University
B.S. Humboldt State University


Dr. Parrott is interested in the interactions between plants and the microbes they share the soil with. He is specifically interested in those interactions which might help in better understanding how plants tolerate drought or high soil salinity. As the Assistant Director of Great Salt Lake Institute, Dr. Parrott has a profound curiosity for the halophilic bacteria and fungi found in and around Great Salt Lake, and is also interested in the practical applications those microbes might lend themselves to. Dr. Parrott teaches a variety of biology classes including cell biology, plant biology and microbiology. He is committed to training students to not only communicate with other scientists, but to engage the public in ways that promote science learning, foster excitement and curiosity, and to inspire future scientists in the community.


Microbiology, Plant-Microbe Interactions, Cell Biology, Plant Molecular Genetics, Abiotic Stress Physiology, Plant Evolutionary Biology/Developmental Biology, Plant Physiology/Biochemistry

David Parrott, Ph.D