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Growing up in Hazard, Kentucky, Brittany Martin was familiar with diabetes. Many of her older relatives had been diagnosed with the chronic condition, and her younger family members were starting to develop it as well. In a state with one of the highest rates of diabetes — 11.3 percent of adults had a diagnosis in 2014 —Martin’s family wasn’t out of the ordinary, but she found the status quo unacceptable.

Michael W. Young, an esteemed geneticist known best for identifying the genes that regulate circadian rhythms, will deliver two lectures at the University of Kentucky this week as part of the 2015 Thomas Hunt Morgan Lecture Series sponsored by the UK Department of Biology.


Associate Members

Rocco V. Carsia

Title/Rank: Associate Member
Department of Cell Biology, UMDNJ, Stratford
Education: Ph.D. Rutgers
Areas of Special Interest: Comparative endocrinology, adrenal function, modulation of apoptosis
Email: carciaro@umdnjˮdu

Robert Nagele

Title/Rank: Associate Member
Department of Molecular Biology, UMDNJ, Stratford
Education: Ph.D. Rutgers
Areas of Special Interest: Structural/functional organization of the nucleus
Email: nagelero@umdnj.edu

Alejandro A. Vagelli

Title/Rank: Associate Member
New Jersey Academy for Aquatic Sciences, Camden
Education: Ph.D. University of Buenos Aires
Areas of Special Interest: Reproductive biology, ecology, and evolution of cardinalfishes (Apogonidae) Aquaculture of marine ornamentals Conservation
Email: avagelli@njaas.org


Assistant Teaching Professor: Biological Sciences

Hiring Unit:

Division of Biological Sciences

Description:

The Division of Biological Sciences (www.biology.ucsd.edu) at the University of California, San Diego invites applications from outstanding candidates for a tenure-track teaching faculty position at the Assistant level. All candidates must be committed to excellence in undergraduate education and demonstrate a commitment to equity and inclusion in higher education. We are especially interested in candidates who have created or contributed to programs that aim to increase access and success of underrepresented students in the sciences, and/or have detailed plans to accomplish such goals.

The incumbent’s primary responsibility will be to expand our undergraduate course offerings in one of two general areas: 1) bioinformatics, computational biology, biological data science, or quantitative biology or 2) lower and upper division laboratory courses. While candidates with research backgrounds in any subfield of biology will be considered, we are particularly interested in candidates with significant experience in bioinformatics, biostatistics, computational biology, laboratory instruction, and/or fostering equity and inclusion and student success in undergraduate science education programs. In addition to teaching and service, the incumbent will also advance science education at UCSD and beyond through professional activities such as conducting and disseminating pedagogical research in science teaching methodologies.

Skills and Knowledge Required:

All candidates must have earned a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Biology or a related field (at the time of application) which should be documented and explained in the application. In addition, the successful candidate is expected to have:

  • College-level teaching experience, with demonstrated success teaching undergraduates. Candidates should demonstrate knowledge of and experience employing instructional strategies tied to contemporary research on the science of learning (i.e., evidence-based teaching)
  • Knowledge of and/or experience in professional activities that advance science education beyond a single institution, such as development of a research program investigating the science of learning and teaching related to the applicant’s area of expertise
  • A commitment to equity and inclusion in higher education. Demonstrated ability to address the educational and academic needs of a diverse student population, including developing effective teaching strategies for the educational advancement of students from groups who are underrepresented in higher education
  • Potential to serve as an effective leader in the educational program of the Division of Biological Sciences.

Salary:

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales.

Initial Review Date:

Materials to Submit:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Research
  • Statement of Teaching
  • Statement of Science Professional Activities in Science Education including current or proposed professional activities advancing science education beyond UCSD (e.g. science education research)
  • A statement describing their past experience and leadership in fostering equity and diversity and/or their potential to make future contributions. For more information on preparing diversity statements and divisional initiatives to promote diversity, see: http://facultydiversity.ucsd.edu/recruitment/contributions-to-diversity.html and https://biology.ucsd.edu/diversity/faculty-expectations.html
  • Electronic copies (in PDF format) of 3-5 publications
  • 3-5 references

Applications must be submitted through the University of California San Diego’s Academic Personnel RECRUIT System: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/JPF02623

Further details about the required application material can be found at: http://biology.ucsd.edu/jobs/apply-lrf-lsoe.html


Courses and Degree Requirements

Gallaudet's $1.2 million Molecular Genetics Laboratory sponsors undergraduate research, for course credit or through paid summer internship opportunities. Projects cover congenital deafness, ecology and cancer research. Gallaudet students have been recognized for their work with top honors at events such as the annual undergraduate research symposium at University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

Department faculty and the Career Center also help students find summer internships doing field work or laboratory research. Students have interned in Washington, D.C., and throughout the United States and Canada.


Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

PCC Biology courses at each campus allow you to meet the prerequisite requirements for many allied health care programs such as:

If you plan to transfer to a university and major in Biology, or apply for other programs for which biology courses are a prerequisite, you can complete an entire year of biology coursework at PCC.

Degrees and certificates

Degrees and certificates by number of terms to complete
Award Length Financial aid eligible Currently accepting students?
University transfer 2 years at PCC + 2 years at university

Locations

What will you learn?

Class information

Prerequisites for health care programs are designed to give students a good foundation in how the human body functions. Courses include:

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Cell biology
  • Genetics
  • Microbiology
  • Pathophysiology
PCC Biology courses also fulfill requirements for non-science majors

Just need some science credits? Learn how life works at every scale, from micro to macro. Learn why your cells have machinery for making proteins, how your body stays warm on a cold day, and why forest creatures each have important roles to play in keeping their community together.

Courses designed for non-science majors are engaging, hands-on, and many fulfill laboratory-science and general education requirements for a transfer degree. These courses integrate citizen science, cultural awareness, critical inquiry building, and scientific discovery in one bundle. Examples of courses for non-majors include:

Highly qualified faculty

You will interact and collaborate with faculty who have advanced degrees and a breadth of professional experience. Their specializations include:

Every faculty member is committed to your success, equity in the classroom, innovating teaching practices, and creating a foundation for personal, life-long learning and appreciation for the natural world.

Student reflections on the Biology program

“The biology courses at PCC have broadened my perspective on the scientific field. I now can think deeper about the functions and processes of the world (interactions between and within humans, animals, plants, etc.). Especially because of the size of the class, I felt comfortable with asking questions and having deeper discussions. The biology cluster course allowed me to view the world through a more flexible and open-minded lens.” Anonymous

“The biology courses taught at PCC create a strong foundation for the student to succeed in all future classes, not just those that are science-based. Through the biology courses, students discover that a dedication to learning and a strong work ethic pays off and, in addition, they are given the opportunity to work with their classmates which leads to not only unique scientific conclusions in lecture and lab, but mutually beneficial relationships that will aid them in their continued schooling.” Lindsey Kaluza

The Biology program stands with the PCC Belonging statement

Belonging: After an individual’s basic needs are met, the door is opened to create a sense of belonging. In the college environment, both the academic and social elements work in tandem to create a sense of belonging, which cultivates feelings that the individual matters, they are valued, they feel safety in the group, and it is conveyed that they are indispensable to the group. A sense of belonging is relational, reciprocal, and dynamic.

Evolution

Biology courses taught at PCC stand by the theory of evolution as the major organizing theory in the discipline of the biological sciences.

In regular usage, “theory” can mean a guess, a dogma, or a myth, but in science, “theory” refers to a fundamentally non-dogmatic, iterative, and self-correcting investigatory process. Scientific theories are developed through scientific investigation and revised through observation and experimentation.

The theory of evolution meets the criteria of a scientific theory, while creation science does not. Creation science is not iterative, self-examining, or investigatory and, therefore, is not appropriate in science courses. Legal precedence on this premise is documented by Webster v. New Lenox School District #122, 917 F. 2d 1004.

PCC instructors teach the theory of evolution not as absolute truth but as the most widely accepted scientific theory used to describe the phenomena of the diversity of life. The Biology Subject Area Curriculum Committee at PCC stands with such organizations as the National Association of Biology Teachers in excluding pseudo-sciences from our curricula.

What will you do?

The study of biology is fundamental for careers in:

Next steps

Applying to PCC is free and only takes a few minutes.Apply now


Attention Students who wish to change their major to Biology:

Biology is an impacted program, and students cannot change their major to Biology unless they have completed the lower-division requirements for the degree. There are two methods for completing those classes:

  • You can declare the Biology minor at any time, which will allow you to take lower-division Biology classes if seats are available. If you complete the lower-division classes Minor Requirements in the Minor you will be allowed to declare the Biology Major. However, Minors will have lower enrollment priority than students who require these classes for their Majors.
  • You can complete the lower-division requirements at a Community College. There are no restrictions on transfer admissions to Biology, and if you complete the lower-division required classes for the Biology major Major Requirements at a Community College while you are still a CSUSM student you will be allowed to declare the Biology major.

If you have any questions contact Academic Advising or the Biology Department email.

If you have any further questions contact the Department Chair, Dr. William Kristan.


Biological Sciences

Welcome to the Biology Department at Kutztown University. We are located within the Boehm Science Center where our faculty members support and help students pursue a B.S. degree in Biology in one of 4 tracks within our program:

2) Molecular Biology, Microbiology and Cell Biology

3) Organismal Biology and Ecology

Our curriculum

The curriculum in each of our tracks provide students with a sound academic foundation in all Formal and Natural Sciences, including Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, and of course, Biology. Students in our program learn about fundamental biological concepts and principles, scientific thinking and experiment design, as well become familiar with how Biology is learned from molecules to cells, to whole organisms, their ecology and that of their ecosystems thanks to well-equipped laboratory facilities.

Our affiliations & student resources

The Department provides many resources to help our students prepare for and obtain employment and careers in the life sciences after completing their degree. For example, we have affiliation agreements with the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM), Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM), Palmer College of Chiropractic, and Alvernia University, which secure an interview and/or acceptance should a student meet academic and other defined criteria for the schools.

Please explore our pages to learn more about completing a major, or minor, in Biology.

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QC Biology

PLEASE NOTE: The Biology Office will be working remotely (by email) until further notice. The physical office will be closed. Please contact Nery Capellan and Katherine Vegas in the Biology Office ([email protected]) with any questions or departmental business.

NOTE: Prof. John Dennehy recently gave a public online talk entitled "What does SARS-CoV-2 evolution mean for the future of the pandemic?" Here is a YouTube link to the lecture.

Welcome to Biology at Queens College! Our Department combines the breadth, resources, and cutting-edge research of a major university with the camaraderie and faculty face-time of a liberal arts college. Our research on all sort of organisms, from viruses to humans, is well-balanced between the "skin-in" approach of molecular, cell, and developmental biology and the "skin-out" approach of ecology, evolution, and behavior. Our faculty members teach in their areas of expertise, and frequently offer new courses and other educational opportunities for our undergraduate and graduate students. We host academic and social events throughout the year, such as our Biology Colloquium weekly invited speaker series, the annual Departmental Research Symposium, and regular social hours and "data talks" by our own scientists. The opportunity for students to get involved in research in our Department is excellent, and our labs are vibrant and fun places to work and interact. Several Departmental scholarships and awards are available to students who distinguish themselves in academics and research.

Professor and Department Chair Dr. Nathalia Holtzman.

The Department has excellent research facilities, including the Core Facility for Imaging, Cellular and Molecular Biology, well-equipped research laboratories, a greenhouse, animal facilities, cold-room and environmental control units, marine and fresh-water aquaria, scanning and transmission electron microscopes, and ample computer access. Opportunities are enhanced by affiliation with other city institutions and cooperative efforts with other divisions of the City University of New York and the American Museum of Natural History. Queens College is close to many habitats, including a variety of field and forest types, ponds, streams, and salt marsh, marine and beach habitats.

Our Department offers two major undergraduate courses of study, the Biology track and the Biology-Secondary Education Track, and a program of courses and research leading to the Master of Arts degree, as well as an Accelerated Graduate Track to the Master's. We also offer a program leading to the Ph.D. (from the CUNY Graduate Center) in: Molecular Cellular and Developmental Biology (MCD) Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior (EEB) Neurosciences and Plant Sciences.

  • Department Chair: Dr. Nathalia Holtzman
  • Graduate Deputy Executive Officer: Dr. John Dennehy
  • Graduation Evaluator: Dr. Mitchell Baker
  • Graduate Admissions & Research Coordinator: Dr. David Lahti

By the way, if you are a QC Bio Alum, please fill out our survey to help us connect with our history and improve our Department! It will take less than 5 minutes, and can be found here.

Dr. Cathy Savage-Dunn (bottom center), Professor of Biology at Queens College and Director of the CUNY Biology Doctoral Program, surrounded by student enthusiasm


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