Faculty Profiles

Jonna M. Coombs

Associate Professor
Biology

Science Building Room 110
516.877.4196
516.877.4209
COOMBS@ADELPHI.EDU

General Information

Diplomas/Degrees

Diplomas/Degrees

Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University (2000)

B.S., University of Maine (1994)

Licenses and Certifications

Licenses and Certifications

2013 HHMI / National Academies Summer Institute Teaching Fellow

Professional Experience

Professional Experience

2000-2005 Post-Doctoral Fellow, Rutgers University

Personal Statement

Personal Statement

The study of biology is the quest to understand the fundamental rules that govern the vast diversity of life on planet Earth. Although the scope of the science of biology is broad, it impacts our lives in specific ways every single day. As a teacher, it is my objective to pass on knowledge about the innovative ideas that form the foundation of biology, and the landmark experiments that scientists performed to reach their conclusions.  I strive to present an in-depth exploration of the subject of biology and its many facets.  As a researcher, my focus is on the interplay between the microscopic world and their surroundings--examining the impact of toxins on cells, and the mechanisms that cells utilize to remediate and restore their surrounding environment.

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