Faculty

Dr. Robert S. Greene

Professor and Chair of Biology

Phone:
716.286.8253

Dr. Greene was appointed to the faculty as a professor of Biology in 1981. He currently holds the position of department chair (1997-present). He received his Ph.D. in Physiology from SUNY at Buffalo (1982), his M.S. in Biology from Niagara University (1977) and his B.S. in Biology from Niagara University (1975). He currently teaches Intro...

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Dr. Mark A. Gallo

Assistant Professor of Biology

Phone:
716.286.8247

Dr. Gallo obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry and Biophysics from the University of Pittsburgh. He then obtained a Master of Science degree in Biochemistry from the University of Pittsburgh Medical School, where he worked in the laboratory of Dr. Norman Curthoys analyzing transcriptional control of many key liver and kidney enzymes, especially those...

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Dr. Michael Kotarski

Associate Professor of Biology

Phone:
716.286.8255

Dr. Kotarski is one of two geneticists on the Biology faculty at Niagara University. He teaches courses in Genetics, Medical Genetics and Developmental Biology as well as a little bit of Anatomy and Ecology. Dr. Kotarski conducts research on the molecular evolution of plants, which overlaps teaching by taking students to the Rocky Mountain National Park...

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Dr. William Edwards

Assistant Professor

Phone:
716.286.8251

Dr. Edwards joined the faculty in 2002. He obtained a PhD. from the Ohio State University Department of Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology. His dissertation was on the "Impacts of the zebra mussel (Dreissena polymorpha) on large lakes: influence of vertical turbulent mixing." His other degrees include a Bachelor of Science in Biology, with Honors in...

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Dr. Walter Steiner

Phone:
716-286-8252

Dr. Steiner joined the faculty in 2004. He received his Ph.D. in molecular, cellular, and developmental biology from University of Colorado and his Bachelors degree in Biology from University of California Irvine where he graduated Summa Cum Laude. He currently teaches Cell Biology, Bioanalytical Techniques and laboratory, Senior Seminar, Genomics and Proteomics, and Genetics and laboratory...

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Coleen Edwards

Adjunct Professor

Coleen Edwards joined Niagara University in the winter of 2002-3 as instructor of Biology 123-4. Her background is in aquatic ecology, including both marine and freshwater ecosystems.; She received her B.S. in Biology from Bowling Green State University in 1995 and her M.Ed. in Science Education from The Ohio State...

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Tom Balzer

Adjunct Professor

 

Jamie Calarco

Adjunct Professor

 

Dr. Bill Cliff

Professor and Prehealth Advisor

Phone:
716-286-8243

Dr. Cliff obtained his Bachelor’s degree and Ph.D. from Cornell University.   He joined the faculty at Niagara University in 1992. He is presently a professor in the Department of Biology. He serves as the Pre-Health adviser for the University, and teaches courses in human anatomy and physiology, comparative animal physiology, pharmacology, cell biology and natural history....

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