Amy M. Lyndaker, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Biology
Division of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Office: 205 Kolker Hall
Email: alyndaker@elmira.edu

        I joined the Elmira College faculty in the fall of 2015, after completing my doctoral thesis in the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics at Cornell University and post-doctoral research in the Department of Biomedical Sciences in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell. I teach a variety of courses related to genetics and molecular biology within our Biology curriculum, as well as General Biology for first-year students and courses in the Honors program. My research focuses primarily on DNA repair pathways, and utilizes budding yeast as a model genetic system in which to study how human DNA repair proteins are linked to cancer and infertility. I have recently become very interested in the evolution of DNA repair genes, as well as structure/function relationships within DNA repair proteins.  There are currently seven undergraduate students in my research lab. If you are interested in joining our team, come talk to me!

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