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Lisa Mazumder

Lecturer of Biology

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Office: Wilkens Science Center, Room 309H

Office hours can be scheduled at: https://calendly.com/mazumderl


Ph.D., Biology, University of Massachusetts-Boston
M.S., Biology, San Francisco State University & California Academy Sciences
B.S., Biological Sciences, University of California-Davis

I have been enthusiastic about both biology and teaching as a career path since taking AP Biology in high school lead by a very engaging and dedicated teacher. Those two interests lead me to pursue both biological research and teaching experiences throughout my undergraduate and graduate school years. I am fascinated by biology as a subject and enjoy translating that passion in the classroom to students from varied backgrounds and interests in science and especially catering learning experiences to individual career interests and goals.

What I Love About Emmanuel: 

I love the warm, welcoming atmosphere and the focus on student-centered learning and teaching. I enjoy the close-knit interactions between faculty and students that is facilitated by the small class sizes. I love the varied perspectives and strong, meaningful insights of students in the classroom environment.

BIOL2121 Human Health and Environment
BIOL2121L Human Health and Environment Lab
BIOL1105L Introduction to Cellular and Molecular Biology Lab
BIOL2135L Anatomy and Physiology I Lab

Závada, T., Malik, R. J., Mazumder, L., & Kesseli, R. V. (2022). Radical shift in the genetic composition of New England chicory populations. Journal of Ecology, 00, 1– 9. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2745.13968
Mazumder, Lisa & Kesseli, Rick. (2021). Population structure, seasonal genotypic differentiation, and clonal diversity of weedy dandelions in three Boston area populations (Taraxacum sp.). Ecology and Evolution, 11(16):10926-10935. doi: 10.1002/ece3.7870.
Pearse, Ian S.; Porensky, Lauren M.; Yang, Louie H.; Stanton, Maureen L.; Karban, Richard; Bhattacharyya, Lisa; Cox, Rosa; Dove, Karin; Higgins, August; Kamoroff, Corrina; Kirk, Travis; Knight, Christopher; Koch, Rebecca; Parker, Corwin; Rollins, Hilary; Tanner, Kelsey; Heil, Martin. (2012). Complex Consequences of Herbivory and Interplant Cues in Three Annual Plants. PLoS ONE, 7(5), p. e38105.

Bettina Hall Harrison Graduate Award for Outstanding Teaching (UMB)

Population Genetics, Molecular Evolution

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