Faculty

Dr. Deborah Leonard

Faculty Fellow

Phone:
286-7370
Office Location:
GOL240

Dr. Leonard graduated with a Bachelors in Arts in Biology (Magna Cum Laude) from Lawrence Unversity in 1974. She obtained her Ph.D. in Genetics from Cornell University in 1979. She came to Niagara University in 1994 and was appointed to her current position as Faculty Fellow in Biology in 2013. She currently teaches courses in...

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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) and Co-Director of the B. Thomas Golisano Academic Center for Integrated Sciences.  He received his Ph.D. in Physiology from SUNY at Buffalo (1982), his M.S. in Biology from Niagara University (1977) and his...

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Dr. Mark A. Gallo

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

Professor

Phone:
716.286.8251

Dr. Edwards is Professor of Biology and Director of the Environmental Studies Program.  He came to Niagara University in 2002 from The Ohio State University where he obtained his B.S. in Biology and B.A. in Spanish and Ph.D. in Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology.  At Ohio State, he acquired his interest in the interactions of aquatic ecology and...

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Dr. Walter Steiner

Associate Professor

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 was a postdoctoral Fellow at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center from 1998-2004. He currently teaches Introductory Biology, Cell Biology, Bioanalytical Techniques and laboratory, Senior Seminar, and Genetics and laboratory II. His research interests are...

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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

William 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 teaches courses in human anatomy and physiology, comparative animal physiology, pharmacology, cell biology and natural history.  In addition, he serves as the Pre-Health Adviser for...

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