Science Department Faculty

MICHELE BARBER

CHAIR OF SCIENCE DEPARTMENT
PROFESSOR OF BIOLOGY

Phone: 203.857.7275
Office: W 106

B.S. Biology, Ithaca College
Ph.D. in Pathobiology, University of Connecticut
Post Doctoral Research, University of Connecticut
Research Emphasis: Immunology

Courses Taught at NCC:
BIO 105 Introduction to Biology
BIO 121 General Biology I
BIO 122 General Biology II
BIO 116 Principles of Anatomy and Physiology
BIO 262 Genetics


STEPHANIE BROWN

PROFESSOR OF BIOLOGY
FACULTY ADVISOR TO THE BIOLOGY CLUB

Phone: 203.857.3357
Office: H 213

B.S. Biology Pre-Med, University of New Haven
M.S. Cellular and Molecular Biology, University of New Haven
M.S. Education, University of New Haven

Courses Taught at NCC:
BIO 105 Introduction to Biology
BIO 110 Principles of the Human Body
BIO 115 Human Biology with Lab
BIO 211 Anatomy and Physiology I
BIO 212 Anatomy and Physiology II
BIO 235 Microbiology

Office hours:
Tue/Thu: 10:30 – 11:30 AM H213

Stephanie Brown’s e-Portfolio page


JONATHAN MCMENAMIN-BALANO

Professor of Biology
Phone: 203.857.7351
Office: H 114

Honors Program Coordinator
Gardening Club Advisor
Outdoor Club Advisor
Women in STEM Advisor


BET FROST

Professor of Biology
Phone: 203.857.7359
Office: H 213

B.A. Biology, Connecticut College
M.S. Biology, Southern Connecticut State University
MAT, Concentration in Chemistry and Biology, Sacred Heart University

Courses Taught at NCC:
BIO 235 Microbiology
BIO 211 Anatomy and Physiology I
BIO 212 Anatomy and Physiology II


PHILLIP GEE

Professor of Physics
Phone: 203.857.7365
Office: H 114


ROBERT J. HALL

Professor of Chemistry
Phone: 203.857.7103
Office: H 114


SUSAN PUGLISI

Professor of Biology
Phone: 203.857.7273
Office: H 114

B.A. Biology, Magna Cum Laude, University of Bridgeport
M.S. Biology, University of Bridgeport
Ph.D. Biology, Clark University (MA)
NIH Postdoctoral Fellow in Neuroanatomy, UMASS Medical School and UCONN

Professor Puglisi has previously taught at Fairfield University, Sacred Heart University, Baruch College of CUNY, UMASS Medical School, and at the University of Bridgeport Chiropractic School.

Courses Taught at NCC:
BIO 105 Introduction to Biology
BIO 116 Principles of Anatomy and Physiology
BIO 121 General Biology I
BIO 122 General Biology II
BIO 211 Anatomy and Physiology I
BIO 212 Anatomy and Physiology II
BIO 235 Microbiology


LAURA RACINE

Professor of Chemistry
Phone: 203.857.7285
Office: H 213

B.S. Magna Cum Laude, State University of NY at Albany
Ph.D. Physical Chemistry, Indiana University

Courses Taught at NCC:
CHE 111 Concepts of Chemistry
CHE 121 General Chemistry I
CHE 122 General Chemistry II
SCI 114 Survey of Science


DALE SARTOR

Science Lab Assistant
Phone: 203.857.7268
Office: H 213

B.S. Chemistry, Fordham University
Dale Sartor has been at NCC since 1988. She previously worked in the chemical industry for several years and assisted and taught chemistry labs at UCONN in Stamford for 15 years. She has also taken graduate courses in Organic and Analytical Chemistry at UCONN.

Courses Taught at NCC:
CHE 111 Concepts of Chemistry Lab
CHE 121 General Chemistry I Lab
CHE 122 General Chemistry II Lab


CINDY TAYLOR

Science Lab Assistant
Phone: 203.857.7277
Office: H 210


ANTHONY J. BROWN

Assistant Professor of Biology
Phone: 203.857.7017
Office: H 114

B.A., Wittenberg University
M.D., University of Cincinnati
General Surgery Residency, Columbia University at The Stamford Hospital


PETER ASTER

Professor of Biology
Phone: 203.857.7169
Office: H 114


Erica Kipp-Sinanis

Room: H213
Professor Kipp began her career at The New York Botanical Garden researching plants for novel compounds with medicinal value as part of natural product chemistry and drug discovery programs.  Professor Kipp served as the Director of Biology Laboratories at Pace University from 2003 – 2015 and has been teaching in higher education for over 15 years.

Courses taught at NCC:

  • Bio 105 introduction to biology
  • Bio 121 general biology
  • Bio 181 environmental science
  • Bio 212 anatomy and physiology II
  • Che 111 concepts of chemistry

Selected Awards and Nominations

  • Four-Year College & University Biology Research in Teaching Award
  • 2011 and 2012, The National Association of Biology Teachers
  •  Beta Beta Beta Research Award, 2010, Beta Beta Beta National Biological Honor Society
  •  Four-Year College & University Biology Teaching Award, 2009, The National Association of Biology Teachers

Selected Publications:

  • Heat Stress Effects on Growth and Development in Three Ecotypes of Varying Latitude of Arabidopsis. 2008. Journal of Applied Ecology and Environmental Research 6(4): 1- 14.
  • Using Technology and Web-Based Resources to Transform a Traditional Lab-Based Biology Course into a Distance Learning (DL) Hybrid Course. 2011. Laboratory and Basic Science Research Commons, Cornerstone 3: Interdisciplinary Informatics. Paper 70.
  • Cytotoxicity of Selected Medicinal and Nonmedicinal Plant Extracts to Microbial and Cervical Cancer Cells. 2012. Journal of Biomedicine and Biotechnology, Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 106746, 4 pages.
  • The Effects of Heat Stress on Reactive Oxygen Species Production and Chlorophyll Concentration in Arabidopsis thaliana. 2013. Research in Plant Sciences, 2013, Vol. 1, No. 2, 20-23.