Associate Professor of Biology
Tel: (607) 735-1852
Office: Kolker Hall 205
I earned my Ph. D. in 1991 from Clarkson University in Potsdam, New York, in an interdisciplinary Chemistry and Biology program. At Elmira College I teachCell and Molecular Biology, Microbiology, General Biology and The Biology of Cancer.
I am advisor of the Elmira College Clinical Laboratory Sciences Program [formally known as the Medical Technology Program]. Each semester and durring the summer I advise many undergraduate researchers in my lab. My students and I have studied subjects as stream water quality, cellular cytoskeletal arrangements in apoptosis, effects of non-traditional cancer remedies, genetic markers in evolutionary relationships and developments for learner centered classrooms. The students and I have presented at various professional venues.
As a fellow scientist I am committed to undergraduate student research and to community outreach. I co-authored and received a matching funds grant from LI-CORE Scientific for a DNA sequencer. I also co-authored and received a grant from the AAUW Foundation to support an innovative program, Women Investigating Stream Ecology (WISE), to promote achievement in science among girls in the Elmira City Schools. A favorite community out-reach of mine is to assist parent-teacher-student connections through "Family Science Nights."