- Biology Department
Brian Witz, Ph.D.
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Education - Ph.D., University of South Florida - Major: Biology; M.S., University of South Florida - Major: Zoology; B.A., Adelphi University - Major: Biology with minor in Secondary Education
Areas of Academic Interest - My research interest generally focuses on amphibian/reptilian physiological ecology. Specifically, I am interested in digestive physiology, including macronutrient absorption efficiencies and chitinolytic enzyme systems. I am also interested in thermal physiology energetics and anti predator mechanisms of reptiles and amphibians.
Lauren Rae Brooks
Beverly Brown, Ph.D.
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Education - Ph.D., Kent State University - Major: Ecology, specializing in the impact of alien plant species on the pollination of native species; M.S., University of Akron - Major: Biology; M.A., Antioch University - Major: Urban Studies and Planning with a concentration in Natural Disaster Management; B.A., Evergreen State College - Major: Biology and Literature
Areas of Academic Interest - Plant biology in general including pollination, plant responses to the environment and best practices for propagating plants. I am particularly interested in plant-pollinator interactions, including plant attributes that secure species specific pollen delivery and pollinator behavior/response to plant rewards, especially in natural settings. Medicinal and cultural use of plants (Ethnobotany) including the growth of plants to maximize medicinal yield. Best practices in science education K-16 focusing on engaged pedagogies and empowering K-6 teachers to use inquiry in their classrooms.
Lecturer in Biology
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Education - M.S., Case Western Reserve; M.S., University of Rochester; B.S., St. John Fisher College
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Education - B.S., Buffalo State College, Major: Office Administration
Mary Ellen Clark
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Education - B.A., Rutgers College, Major: Biology: M.S., University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Major: Microbiology
Philip Dodge, Jr., D.C.
Lecturer in Biology
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Education - D.C., Life University School of Chiropractic; B.S., State University of New York at Buffalo
Jonathan E. Falanga, DC
William Hallahan, Ph.D.
Professor of Biology
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Education - Ph.D., Duke University; B.A., Colorado College
Areas of Academic Interest - My interests are primarily in the areas of stream biology and animal behavior. I am particularly interested in the aspects of water quality and the physical attributes of the stream and riparian habitat that influence aquatic macroinvertebrate species. Areas of animal behavior that interest me are neurobiology, endocrine influence, stress, maternal behavior and learning.
David W. Johnson, Ph.D.
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Education - M.S., State University of New York College at Brockport; B.S., State University of New York College at Brockport.
Areas of Academic Interest - MAPS - Monitoring Aviary Productivity and Survivorship; study of bird migration - combined effort with bird banders in Canada, USA, Mexico, and South America (studies at Braddock Bay Bird Observatory, Rochester, New York).
Qiang Lou, M.D.
Biology Lab Coordinator
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Education - B.Sc., University of Guelph, Major: Microbiology
Research Assistance -I can help students with the purchasing of chemicals, supplies, and equipment that they need for their research. I can also help them find equipment and space to work, as well as train in techniques or on equipment and act as a consultant for microbiology isolations, culturing, and testing.
Sheila Brady Root
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Education - M.S.Ed., Boston University; B.A., Ladycliff College
Areas of Academic Interest - Microscopy, including electron; microbial studies, including soils, fungi, industrial, and rural; marine studies: limulus; biological techniques used in lab, such as chromatography, spectrophotometry; plants - lower - monocontin and ferns.
Carol Roote, Ph.D.
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Education - Ph.D., University of Rochester, Major: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology; M.S., University of Rochester, Major: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology; B.S., Grove City College, Major: Biology
Areas of Academic Interest - Developmental biology, cell biology, molecular biology, microbiology, genetics; I am interested in the role of the cytoskeleton during development of the nematode worm, Caenorhabditis elegans. I am studying tublin proteins (which make up microtubules) that are specifically expressed in the intestine of the worms.
Dianne Stephany, Ph.D.
Lecturer in Biology
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Education - Ph.D., University of Kansas Medical Center; M.A., Indiana State University, Major: Physiology; B.A., Indiana State University, Major: Zoology
Adelaide Svoboda, Ph.D.
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Education - Ph.D., University of Colorado, Major: Zoology; B.S., University of Michigan, Major: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
Areas of Academic Interest - My chief interest is in developmental biology. What are the triggers for processes like gastrulation and tissue differentiation? My recent work has employed medaka fish, whose embryos are clear for viewing the entire developmental time period until a fish hatches from the egg. I have studies proteins associated with the developing embryos at various stages and after certain chemical treatments.
Matthew Temple, Ph.D.
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Education - Ph.D., Georgetown University; M.A., The Catholic University of America; B.A., The Catholic University of America
Areas of Academic Interest - Bioinformatics: computer analysis of DNA and protein sequences; computerized image analysis: morphometry of cells.
Mary Jo Witz
Stephanie Zamule, Ph.D.
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Education - Ph.D., Integrative Biosciences, Molecular Toxicology concentration, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA; B.S., Biology, minor in Biochemistry, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh PA