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Carol Roote, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor/Department Chair
croote7@naz.edu
585-389-2547
Peckham 105

Learn more about Carole Roote


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.

Research - I am interested in the role of the cytoskeleton during development of the nematode worm, Caenorhabditis elegans.  I am studying tubulin proteins (which make up microbubules) that are specifically expressed in the intestine of the worms.  I look at worms that are mutant for particular tubulin genes to see what goes wrong in their absence to try to understand what these tubulins are doing normally in the intestines of the worms.

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M. Cecilia Barone, Ph.D.

Lecturer
mbarone6@naz.edu
Peckham 311


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Stephen Bauer, Ph.D.

Lecturer
sbauer7@naz.edu
Peckham 311


 

Contact ImageLauren Rae Brooks

Lecturer
lbrooks9@naz.edu
Peckham 311



Beverly Brown

Beverly Brown, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
bbrown6@naz.edu
585-389-2555
Peckham 104

Learn more about Beverly Brown


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 Creative Writing; Certificate in Horticultural Therapy, Horticultural Therapy Institute; Registered Horticultural Therapist (HTR), American Horticultural Therapy Association.

Areas of Academic Interest - Plant biology in general, including pollination, plant responses to the environment, and best practices for propagating plants; medicinal and cultural use of plants (Ethnobotany); phytoremediation (using plants to remove toxicants from the environment); the neurobiology of learning and its application in the classroom; and horticultural therapy.

Research Interests- Best practices in horticultural therapy; utilizing plant species native to western New York to degrade bisphenol A (BPA), an endocrine disruptor found in plastics and other consumer products, (with Drs. Zamule and Roote); and plant-pollinator interactions.

Christopher Cappon

Lecturer in Biology
ccappo28@naz.edu
585-389-2559
Peckham 311

Learn more about Christopher Cappon


Education -
M.S., Case Western Reserve; M.S., University of Rochester; B.S., St. John Fisher College

Fern Cardella

Fern Cardella

Executive Secretary
fcardel7@naz.edu
585-389-2667
Peckham 222A

Learn more about Fern Cardella


Education -
B.S., Buffalo State College, Major: Office Administration


 

 

Gregory Dixon, DPT

Lecturer in Biology
gdixon5@naz.edu
Peckham 311

 

 

Philip Dodge, Jr., D.C.

Lecturer in Biology
pdodge4@naz.edu

Peckham 311

Learn more about Philip Dodge


Education -
D.C., Life University School of Chiropractic; B.S., State University of New York at Buffalo

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Edward Doyle

Lecturer
edoyle418173@naz.edu
Peckham, 311

 

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Jonathan E. Falanga, DC

Lecturer
jfalang9@naz.edu
Peckham 311

 

Lynn Fine

Lecturer
lfine3@naz.edu
Peckham 311

 

 

William Hallahan

William Hallahan, Ph.D.

Professor of Biology
whallah3@naz.edu
585-389-2552
Peckham 131

Learn more about William Hallahan


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.

Research Interests
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Stream Biology

  • Macroinvertebrates as indicators of water quality
  • Measure, quantify stream health based on macroinvertebrate community
  • Measure chemicals (metals) in tissues, relate to pollution
  • Measure chemicals (nutrients) in water; relate to pollution


Animal Behavior

  • Habitat selection
  • Animal learning and behavior change
  • Hormones and behavior


Conservation Biology

  • GIS and distribution of species
  • Measure impact of human activity on communities
  • Mapping ecological data (wetland, riparian or endangered species)

Biodiversity Research

  • Research the global network of biodiversity informatics; ecologists, taxonomists share data
  • Biodiversity data: what, when, where and how many (patterns, trends, effects of climate change).
  • Global biodiversity crisis (loss of species) required data on identity and distribution.
  • Field data and image-based collections (combines systematics, ecology, GIS, database management).

Museology (Museum studies)/Museum Science

  • Museum structure and organization & management of data & specimens
  • Retrieval and communication between museums (exchange data & images)
  • How to record, store, retrieve what scientists want to know about specimens in collection
  • Tree of Life (TOL) project, Global Biological Information Facility database (GBIF), other databases online, includes taxonomy and specimen (mostly insects) identification.
  • Collections as biodiversity resource; collections as data for research
  • International museum networks

 


 

 

Marian Klik

Marian Klik

Lecturer
mklik1@naz.edu
585-389-2548
Peckham 135

Learn more about Marian Klik


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).

Research Interests - 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)  Research involves using mist-nets to capture passerines (small perching birds), with identification and banding of adult and young that provides data on population size and growth rates.  Research involves a late May through early August time commitment.

Qiang Lou

Qiang Lou, M.D.

Assistant Professor and Director of Chinese Student Programs
qlou0@naz.edu
585-389-5165
Golisano 213

 

 

Sharon Luxmore

Sharon Luxmore

Biology Lab Coordinator
sluxmor4@naz.edu
585-389-2549
Peckham 133

Learn more about Sharon Luxmore


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.


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Andrew John Opett, DPT

Lecturer in Biology and Clinical Assistant Professor in Physical Therapy
aopett5@naz.edu
585-389-6996
Peckham 214

 

Ziriga (Josh) Oteme, Ph.D.

Lecturer in Biology
Peckham 311




Dianne Stephany, Ph.D.

Lecturer in Biology
dstepha8@naz.edu
Peckham 311

Learn more about Dianne Stephany


Education -
Ph.D., University of Kansas Medical Center; M.A., Indiana State University, Major: Physiology; B.A., Indiana State University, Major: Zoology

Adelaide Svoboda

Adelaide Svoboda, Ph.D.

Lecturer
asvobod9@naz.edu
585-389-2548
Peckham 135

Learn more about Adelaide Svoboda


Education -
Ph.D., University of Colorado, Major: Zoology; B.S., University of Michigan, Major: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

Areas of Academic Interest - Developmental biology, cell biology, and evolution

Research Interests - 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 studied proteins associated with the developing embryos at various stages and after certain chemical treatments.

Matthew Temple

Matthew Temple, Ph.D.

Professor
mtemple2@naz.edu
585-389-2551
Peckham 122

Learn more about Matthew Temple


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: three-dimensional microscopy of cells.

Research Interests - Actin and lipid droplets in tissue culture cells using optical sectioning microscopy; effects of chemicals on living cells observed over long time periods on a 3D microscope; what do we see when we look through the microscope?

 

George M. Voelkl, DC

Lecturer in Biology
Peckham 311



 

 

Brian Witz

Brian Witz, Ph.D.

Professor

bwitz7

@naz.edu
585-389-2554
Peckham 120

Learn more about Brian Witz


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 - amphibian/reptilian physiological ecology; vertebrate anatomy

Research - I am interested in digestive physiology, including macronutrient absorption efficiencies, the metabolic cots associated with digestion, and chitnolytic enzyme systems.  I am also interested in thermal physiology, energetics (especially metabolism), and anti predator mechanisms of reptiles and amphibians.

Current/Recent Research -

  1. ELISA bioassay for chitinase in the stomach, pancreas, and intestine of the eastern fence lizard, Sceloporus undulatus.

  2. Comparative digestive efficiency of the green anole lizard, Anolis carolinensis, fed crickets and mealworms, as measured by computerized calorimetry with the IKA C200 bomb calorimetry system.

  3. Comparative biochemical analysis of the macronutrients (proteins, carbohydrates, lipids) available in two prey types of the green anole lizard, Anolis carolinensis, as measured by colorimetric and gravimetric methods.

  4. Quantification of the calorigenic effects of feeding (specific dynamic action) in the spotted salamander, Ambystoma maculatum - post-feeding oxygen consumption measured with Sable Systems flow-through respirometry.

  5. Analysis of the chemical constituents of the anti-predator skin secretions of the spotted salamander, Ambystoma maculatum.

Stephanie Zamule

Stephanie Zamule, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
szamule5@naz.edu
585-389-5078
Peckham 106

Learn more about Stephanie Zamule


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

Areas of Academic Interest - Toxicology, microbiology, cell and molecular biology, scientific communication, online education

Research Interests - My research focuses on bioremediation -- exploiting the natural metabolic capabilities of plants and bacteria to degrade pollutants in our environment.  Current projects include:  1) utilizing plant species native to western New York to degrade bisphenol A (BPA), an endocrine disruptor found in plastics and other consumer products, and 2) utilizing species of the bacteria Pseudomonas to degrade imidacloprid, a pesticide that has been linked to Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) in honeybees.

 

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