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:

 

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.    

                   

                    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.

                    

                    2003-2011, 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 in Biology/Chemistry, School of                

                    Science, 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, 2013, 2014 CURSCA (Celebration of Undergraduate Research,

                     Scholarship, and Creative Activity), Marist College 

                    

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

                     University

                      2013, 67th Annual Eastern Colleges Science Conference, Providence College

                      2014, 68th Annual Eastern Colleges Science Conference, Marist College

 

                      2012, 2013, 2014 Mid-Hudson ACS: 13th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium

                      2013, American Association for Advancement of Science (AAAS) Conference, Boston, MA

                                  

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.

 

DesMarais, T., Wren, M., Gagnon, Z., Wojciechowicz, L. and Pavel, I. Abstract. Increased Use of Silver Nanoparticles (AgNPs) Raises Concern for Genotoxicity in Exposed Human White Blood Cells. 67th Annual Eastern Colleges Science Conference, Providence College, April 20, 2013.

       

Ruis, M., Gagnon, Z., Pavel Sizemore, I.E. and Wojciechowicz, L. Abstract.  An Emerging Threat in the Hudson River Watershed: Bioaccumulation of Silver Nanoparticles in Sphagnum sp. Mid-Hudson American Chemical Society 14th Annual URS, SUNY at New Paltz, April 19, 2013.

 

McCahill, A.R., Pagones, N.V., Dambra, L.N., Gagnon, Z. and Wojciechowicz, L. Abstract. Implications of Nanotechnology: The Effect of Nanomaterial Exposure on the Adaptive Behavior of Aquatic Organisms. 68th Annual Eastern Colleges Science Conference, Marist College, April 5, 2014.

 

Amato, M., Ruis, M., Buttigieg, B., Castellane, N., Gagnon, Z. and Wojciechowicz, L. Abstract.  Exposure of Orconectes virilus to Silver Nanoparticles. 68th Annual Eastern Colleges Science Conference, Marist College, April 5, 2014.

 

 

                    

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 studying the effects of silver nanoparticles and other environmental chemicals on Sphagnum sp., a common moss plant and Orconectes virilus, a crayfish species native to the Northeast..