Office: Wilkens Science Center, Room 309H
Office hours: Tuesday, 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.; Thursday, 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.; by appointment also
Ph.D., M.S., B.S., D.V.M., University of Leon, Spain
I am interested in teaching students to think critically and to analyze the science that is around us. To do this, I relate class material to specific issues from the news and daily life.
My passion is infectious disease and the role of microorganisms in our world. I have always been interested in neglected diseases in the developing world, especially those caused by parasites. I feel that living in the developed world we have a responsibility towards poorer nations. I try to bring the students close to these "far" lands, hoping to bring about awareness and commitment in the student.
I am also interested in vaccine development and implementation. Before becoming a teacher I worked in the pharmaceutical industry and in the vaccine industry which I also find fascinating.
What I Love About Emmanuel:
I love close interaction with students and mentoring. I enjoy teaching a variety of topics within the biological sciences and including social issues in Biology as part of the liberal arts education.
I am the Animal Facility Supervisor at the college and I train students on the use of animals for research.