Biology

Carol E. Roote

Carol E. Roote

Associate Professor & Chair in Biology
585-389-2547
croote7@naz.edu
Peckham Hall 105
Bio

Education: Ph.D., University of Rochester (Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology); M.S., University of Rochester (Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology); B.S., Grove City College (Biology)

Teaching and Research Interests: Developmental biology, cell biology, molecular biology, microbiology, genetics.

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Beverly Brown

Beverly Brown

Associate Professor in Biology
585-389-2555
bbrown6@naz.edu
Peckham Hall 104
Bio

Education: Ph.D. Ecology, Kent State University; M.S Biology, University of Akron; M.A. Urban Studies and Planning, Antioch University; B.A. Biology and Creative Writing, Evergreen State College

Teaching and Research Interests: Plant biology, including pollination, plant responses to the environment, and best practices for propagating plants; medicinal and cultural use of plants; using plants to remove toxicants from the environment; the neurobiology of learning and its application in the classroom; and horticultural therapy.

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Qiang Lou

Qiang Lou

Assistant Professor in Biology
585-389-5165
qlou0@naz.edu
Golisano Academic Center 213
Additional Positions:
Director of the Chinese Student Programs in Arts & Sciences, College of
Matthew Temple

Matthew Temple

Professor in Biology
585-389-2551
mtemple2@naz.edu
Peckham Hall 122
Bio

Education: Ph.D., Georgetown University; M.A., The Catholic University of America; B.A., The Catholic University of America

Teaching and Research Interests: Bioinformatics: computer analysis of DNA and protein sequences; computerized image analysis: three-dimensional microscopy of cells

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Brian W. Witz

Brian W. Witz

Professor of Biology in Biology
585-389-2554
bwitz7@naz.edu
Peckham Hall 120
Bio

Education: Ph.D. Biology, University of South Florida; M.S. Zoology, University of South Florida; B.A. Biology with a minor in secondary education, Adelphi University

Teaching and Research Interests: Amphibian/reptilian physiological ecology; vertebrate anatomy

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Stephanie M. Zamule

Stephanie M. Zamule

Assistant Professor in Biology
585-389-5078
szamule5@naz.edu
Peckham Hall 106
Bio

Education: Ph.D., Integrative Biosciences, The Pennsylvania State University; B.S., Biology, Duquesne University

Teaching and Research Interests: Toxicology, microbiology, cell and molecular biology, scientific communication, online education

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Sharon A. Luxmore

Sharon A. Luxmore

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

Education: B.Sc., University of Guelph, Major: Microbiology

Research Assistance: Help students with the purchasing of chemicals, supplies, and equipment that they need for their research; finding 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.

Fern E. Cardella

Fern E. Cardella

Executive Secretary in Biology
585-389-2667
fcardel7@naz.edu
Peckham Hall 222A
Additional Positions:
Executive Secretary in Mathematics
Executive Secretary in Chemistry and Biochemistry
Bio

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

Maria Cecilia Barone

Maria Cecilia Barone

Lecturer in Biology
585-389-2667
mbarone6@naz.edu
Peckham Hall 311
Stephen M. Bauer

Stephen M. Bauer

Lecturer in Biology
585-389-2667
sbauer7@naz.edu
Peckham Hall 311
Lauren Rae Brooks

Lauren Rae Brooks

Lecturer in Biology
585-389-2667
lbrooks9@naz.edu
Peckham Hall 311
Christopher J. Cappon

Christopher J. Cappon

Lecturer in Biology in Biology
585-389-2667
ccappo28@naz.edu
Peckham Hall 311
Bio

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

Philip J. Dodge

Philip J. Dodge

Lecturer in Biology in Biology
585-389-2667
pdodge4@naz.edu
Peckham Hall 311
Bio

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

Edward P. Doyle

Edward P. Doyle

Lecturer in Biology
585-389-2667
edoyle418173@naz.edu
Peckham Hall 311
Jonathan E. Falanga

Jonathan E. Falanga

Lecturer in Biology
585-389-2667
jfalang9@naz.edu
Peckham Hall 311
Marian J. Klik

Marian J. Klik

Lecturer in Biology
585-389-2548
mklik1@naz.edu
Peckham Hall 135
Bio

Education: M.S., State University of New York College at Brockport; B.S., State University of New York College at Brockport. 

Current Research: MAPS - Monitoring Aviary Productivity and Survivorship; study of bird migration

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Andrew John Opett

Andrew John Opett

Lecturer in Biology
585-389-6996
aopett5@naz.edu
Peckham Hall 214
Additional Positions:
Clinical Assistant Professor in Physical Therapy in Physical Therapy
Bio

Education: B.S. Biology, SUNY Geneseo; B.S. Health Sciences and M.S. Physical Therapy, Nazareth College; Ph.D. Physical Therapy, SUNY Upstate Medical University; board certified clinical specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS); certified kinesiotaping practitioner by the Kinesiotaping Association of America.

Teaching and Research Interests: Human gross anatomy, pathophysiology, differential diagnosis, pharmacology, musculoskeletal management. 

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Ziriga Oteme

Ziriga Oteme

Lecturer in Biology
585-389-2667
zoteme6@naz.edu
Peckham Hall 311
Dianne V. Stephany

Dianne V. Stephany

Lecturer in Biology in Biology
585-389-2667
dstepha8@naz.edu
Peckham Hall 311
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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

Adelaide Svoboda

Lecturer in Biology
585-389-2548
asvobod9@naz.edu
Peckham Hall 135
Bio

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

Teaching and Research Interests: Developmental biology, cell biology, and evolution

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George M. Voelkl

George M. Voelkl

Lecturer in Biology
585-389-2667
gvoelkl0@naz.edu