I am a new Assistant Professor at SUNY Plattsburgh from Fall 2012. I study the evolution and molecular basis of aging using Drosophila and social insects. This year I am teaching Cell Biology (Bio 401), Communicating Biology (Bio 380) and General Genetics (Bio 305).
Website updated: Jan 14, 2013
Looking forward to:
Moving to a newly renovated Hudson Hall!
The Hudson Hall renovation should be finished now and we are all in the process of moving to newly renovated offices and teaching labs. We have much new equipment to go with our new facilities. I am gearing up to introduce Drosophila and some new molecular techniques to Genetics and Cell Biology in the coming year.
Teaching one new and one repeat class this Spring semester
I will be doing my first run through of Genetics with lab (Bio 305) this semester. It will be different from the previous versions taught here by other instructors as I will have a much greater emphasis on theoretical population genetics. The lab will be working with fruit flies, computers and DNA so there will be new labs for this one as well. Communicating Biology (Bio 380) is on my schedule again this semester and I am really looking forward to improving it with what we learned from my virgin run this past Fall. I still can't bring myself to assign the term paper, but students should expect A LOT of evenly spaced writing and other assignments including setting up their own public blogs by mid-semester. Both are full up so it looks like a busy semester.