Teaching - Past and Present
Spring 2012 BIO 240 Biology of Disease
Fall 2011 BIO 205 General Physiology
BIO 150 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
Spring 2011 BIO 150
Fall 2010 BIO 150
Spring 2010 BIO 454/BIO740 Advanced Microscopy
Fall 2009 BIO 443 (winter intersession). Scanning Electron Microscopy and X-ray Microanalysis.
Spring 2009 BIO 454 and BIO 740.
BIO 454/BIO 740: This colisted course is designed to train students in manipulation of cells to add vectors that express proteins that fluoresce. Transfection protocols are taught by Alejandra del Carmen Alonso (Ale the Great!). Once cells are properly transfected, I train students in confocal microscopy. Students from this class used their data to present at the College of Staten Island’s Undergraduate Research Conference and the Eastern Colleges Science Conference. Congratulations to Sherry Browne for her Excellence Award at this year’s ECSC conference!!!
Fall 2008 On sabbatical, developing an imaging/recording technique for the atomic force microscope. Thanks to President Tomas Morales and the evaluation committee for selecting me as one of two recipients of the Presidential Leave Fellowship for 2008 - 2009. Also, congratulations to the other recipient, Dr. William Wallace!
Spring 2008 BIO 454 Advanced Methods in Cell Biology. This course, designed to train students in advanced microscopy techniques, trained nearly 20 students in transmission electron and confocal microscopies. Congratulations to those who both graduated and started medical school the following fall!
Winter 2008 BIO 443 Scanning Electron Microscopy and X-ray Microanalysis. The inaugural class! These 9 students learned the basics of SEM, and the theory and practice of energy dispersive x-ray microanalysis.
Fall 2007 BIO 352 Cell Biology. The last time to teach this course. 11 years as the cell biology professor. The number of students who survived my class and entered medical, dental, or veterinary school is amazing.
From 1997 to 2007, I taught BIO 352 each Fall. In the Spring terms, I alternated between BIO 454 and BIO 150 or BIO 170.