Name: Dr. Lori Ann Wojciechowicz
Title: Teaching Associate in Biology/Chemistry
Office Location: Donnelly 228C
Extension: (845) 575-3000 ext. 6380
Email: Lori.Wojciechowicz@marist.edu
Degrees Held:

B.A. in Chemistry

Ph.D. in Biochemistry

Bio:

Lori A. Wojciechowicz

135 Old South Plank Road ¨ Walden, NY 12586

Lori.Wojciechowicz@marist.edu ¨845.566.9892 (Home) ¨914.953.4618 (Cell)

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Education and Credentials                                     

 

                 1986, B.A. in Chemistry. Queens College, Flushing, N.Y.

 

                    1986-1993, Graduate student. City University of New York,              

                    New York, N.Y.  Transcription activation in Saccharomyces

                    cerevisiae.

 

                    1993, Ph.D. in Biochemistry.  Program in Biochemistry, The

                    Graduate School and University Center of CUNY, New York,  

                    N.Y.

                     

                    2000-2003, Post-Baccalaureate program in Secondary             

                    Education, SUNY at New Paltz, New Paltz, N.Y.                   

 

                    2003, Provisional Certifications in General Science and

                    Chemistry (Grades 7-12)                       

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Professional Experience

 

                 1986-1987, Teaching assistant. Department of Chemistry and

                    Biochemistry, Queens College, Flushing, N.Y.

           

                    1994-1995, Adjunct Assistant Professor.  Department of

                    Chemistry and Biochemistry, Queens College, Flushing, N.Y.

 

                    1994-1995, High school biology teacher.  Shevach High  

                    School, Flushing, N.Y.

   

                    1998-1999, Adjunct Assistant Professor. Division of

                    Science and Mathematics, Sullivan County Community

                    College, Loch Sheldrake, N.Y.

 

                   

 

 

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                    2002, Student teacher at Valley Central Middle School,

                    Montgomery, N.Y. Experience teaching life science

                    and physical science in a collaborative class with a

                    special education teacher.

                  

                    2003, Student teacher at Rondout Valley Central High

                    School, Accord, N.Y. Experience teaching the

                    Living Environment (9th grade) and Regents Chemistry (11th

                    grade) to high school students.

                    

                    2003-present, Adjunct Assistant Professor. Department of

                    Natural Sciences, Mount Saint Mary College, Newburgh, N.Y.

 

                    2009 (Summer), Adjunct Assistant Professor. Department of Mathematics,   

                    Physical and Computer Science, Dutchess Community College,

                    Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

 

                    2011-2012, Visiting Assistant Professor. Department of Chemistry,

                    Biochemistry and Physics, Marist College, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

            

                    2012-2013, Visiting Teaching Associate, Departments of Biology and

                    Chemistry, Biochemistry and Physics, Marist College, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

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Awards

                 1988-1989, Research Fellowship Award.  Department of

                    Biochemistry, Graduate School and University Center of    

                    CUNY, New York, N.Y.

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Professional Organizations & Symposia                    

                  2007-present, Member of American Chemical Society (ACS)

 

                     2012, CURSCA (Celebration of Undergraduate Research,

                     Scholarship, and Creative Activity), Marist College  

 

                     2012, 66th Annual Eastern Colleges Science Conference, William Patterson

                     University

                     2012, Mid-Hudson ACS: 13th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium

 

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Publications

 

Wojciechowicz, L.A.  Structural and functional comparison of the Saccharomyces cerevisiae maltose-inducible transcription activator encoded by MAL63 and its nonfunctional homologue encoded by MAL64.  Ph.D. thesis.  The City University of New York.  1993.                                                                               

 

Gibson, A.W.,  Wojciechowicz, L.A., Danzi, S.E., Zhang, B., Kim, J.H., Hu, Z. and Michels, C.A.  Constitutive mutations of the Saccharomyces cerevisiae MAL-activator genes MAL23, MAL43, MAL63 and mal64Genetics 1997; 146: 1287-1298.

 

Hu, Z., Gibson, A.W., Kim, J.H., Zhang, B., Wojciechowicz, L.A. and Michels, C.A.  Functional domain analysis of the Saccharomyces MAL-activator. Current Genetics 1999; 36: 1-12.

 

Wojciechowicz, L. Catalyst: The Benjamin Cummings Custom Laboratory Program for Chemistry. Introduction to Chemistry I and II. Boston: Pearson Custom Publishing, 2010.

 

DesMarais, T., Brittle, S., Gagnon, Z. and Wojciechowicz, L. Abstract. Chemistry of Silver Nanoparticles and Interaction with the Human Immune System. 66th Annual Eastern Colleges Science Conference, William Patterson University, April 14, 2012.

 

DesMarais, T., Brittle, S., Gagnon, Z. and Wojciechowicz, L. Abstract. Chemistry of Silver Nanoparticles and Interaction with the Human Immune System. Mid-Hudson ACS: 13th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium, Bard College, April 27, 2012.

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References

                  

                  Lynn Maelia, Ph.D.

                     Professor and Chairperson, Division of Natural Sciences

                     Mount Saint Mary College

                     (845)569-3131

                      Lynn.Maelia@msmc.edu

                             

 

 

                   

 

 

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                      Janet Petroski, Ph.D.

                      Associate Professor, Division of Natural Sciences

                      Mount Saint Mary College

                      (845) 569-3810     

                      Janet.Petroski@msmc.edu

                                  

                      

                      Zofia Gagnon, Ph.D.

                      Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy

                      Marist College

                      (845) 575-3000 ext.2488

                       Zofia.Gagnon@marist.edu

 

 

                      Chester Dziobkowski, Ph.D.

                      Adjunct Lab Instructor, Division of Natural Sciences

                      Mount Saint Mary College

                      (845) 569-3130

                      chetdz@gmail.com

                     

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interests:

In my spare time, I love to read, travel, and go to the movies. I especially enjoy spending weekends away with my family at our vacation home.

Research Interests:

Presently, I am interested in looking at the uses of silver nanoparticles as biosensors to detect small molecules in the blood. I am also investigating the effects of silver nanoparticles on DNA damage in human lymphocytes.

Conferences & Workshops:

2012, 244th American Chemical Society National Meeting and Exposition: Materials for Health and Medicine, Pennsylvania Convention Center

2012, CURSCA (Celebration of Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity), Marist College

2012, 66th Annual Eastern Colleges Science Conference, William Patterson University

2012, Mid-Hudson ACS: 13th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium, Bard College