Department of Biology

Department of Biology

Why study biology? Simply put, a degree in Biology opens the doorway to a wide range of potential careers. Students majoring in Biology can go on to work in health care, applied research, education, business, communications, computer science as well as basic biological research.

The Dowling Department of Biology offers a B.S. in Biology designed for students who want to pursue graduate education as well as a B.A. in Biology with three tracks, a GeneralTrack, a Pre-Medical Track, and a Pre-Physician’s Assistant Track. The General Track is designed for students wishing to become biology teachers at the secondary education level.

Our goal is to enable students to obtain a high quality education in the biological sciences. To that end, we educate our students with a knowledge and understanding of the life sciences as they apply to the challenges and careers of today, as well as an appreciation of the history of biology, and to develop critical forward thinking skills needed for future careers and challenges. Our mission is accomplished through traditional classroom instruction, faculty mentored student research, and internship opportunities. Our faculty members are engaged in original research, and seek to engage students as research partners in order to provide the hands-on component essential to providing an exceptional biology education. Students who graduate from our program will be well prepared to enter advanced study at the graduate level, qualify and can be certified as teachers of the biological sciences, successfully undertake programs of professional studies in the life sciences (e.g., medicine, dentistry, veterinary science), or function as effective scientific and technical managers.

Are you interested in the various health professions?  Find out more and get advisement for pre-health careers here.

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Student Spotlight

Jacob Maccagli
Biology Major, SeniorServing as a student mentor for First Year Experience (FYE 1043A – Science, Science Fiction and Society) in Fall 2015.

Alumni

Ashley Stock
Class of 2015
Currently attending Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Alyssa Liguori
Class of 2014
PhD student in Ecology and Evolution at Stony Brook University.
Daniel Moscato
Class of 2013
Physician Assistant Studies Masters Degree Program at New York Institute of Technology

Faculty

Dr. Christopher B. Boyko

Associate Professor of Biology
Department Chair

Office KSC #117
Office Phone: 631-244-3182
Email: boykoc@dowling.edu
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Darlene Defabio

Adjunct Lecturer of Biology
and Natural Science

Office KSC #124
Office Phone: 631-244-3011
Email: defabiod@dowling.edu

Charles Erlanger

Adjunct Professor of
Natural Science

Office KSC #124
Office Phone: 631-244-3011
Email: erlangec@dowling.edu

Amanda Gallagher

Staff/Admin Adjunct Lecturer
of Biology

Office KSC #124
Office Phone: 631-244-3011
Email: gallagha@dowling.edu

Glen Hinckley

Adjunct Associate Professor
of Biology and Chemistry

Office KSC #124
Office Phone: 631-244-3011
Email: hinckleg@dowling.edu

Jeffrey Kassner

Adjunct Associate Professor
of Biology

Office KSC #124
Office Phone: 631-244-3011
Email: kassnerj@dowling.edu

Emily Runnells

Adjunct Associate Professor
of Biology

Office KSC #124
Office Phone: 631-244-3011
Email: runnelle@dowling.edu

Stephen Saroli

Adjunct Associate Professor
of Biology and Natural Science

Office KSC #124
Office Phone: 631-244-3011
Email: sarolis@dowling.edu

Francis Winslow

Staff/Admin Adjunct Assistant
Professor of Biology

Office KSC #124
Office Phone: 631-244-3011
Email: winslowf@dowling.edu