Terence G. Favero
Professor of Biology, Associate Dean of Curriculum
University of Portland
F21 Class of 1996
Terence Favero is an associate professor of Biology. Favero received his B.S. from Illinois State University in physical education and sports medicine. His M.S. and Ph.D. degrees are from University of Oregon in applied physiology. From 1990-94 Favero was a recipient of a National Research Service Award from the National Institutes of Health to study membrane biophysics at Portland State University. He joined the University of Portland faculty in 1993. His research seeks to describe and characterize the mechanisms of excitation-contraction (EC) coupling in skeletal and heart muscle and to determine how the EC coupling process is modified during extreme exercise (muscle fatigue). Favero teaches anatomy, physiology, and human biology courses.
In February 1997, he was named Outstanding Science Teacher in Higher Education by the Oregon Academy of Science. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching awarded Favero Oregon's top teacher award in October 1997. The Winter 1996 issue of Portland Magazine featured an in-depth article about Terry Favero: The Energetic Pursuit of Fatigue.