Office Hours

  • Wed: 10:30 - 11:30
  • Private Office Hrs, Thurs: 5:30 - 6:30
  • Group Office Hrs; Fri: 10:30 - 11:30
  • Group Office Hours other times by appointment


  • new ways to teach metabolism
  • development of new quantitative biochemistry experiments
  • incorporation of demonstrations into lectures

Wendy Pogozelski

Professor of


ISC 327D
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454


Wendy Pogozelski has been a member of the Geneseo faculty for several years.

Faculty Information


  • Post-doc, Naval Research Laboratory
  • Ph.D., The Johns Hopkins University
  • B.S., Chatham University

Research Interests

DNA chemistry, mechanisms of DNA damage, radiation chemistry, biochemical effects of radiation, mitochondrial DNA, development of methods to measure DNA damage, molecular basis of cancer predisposition syndromes, DNA computing

Publications and Professional Activities

  • W.K. Pogozelski, L. Fletcher, C. Cassar, I.A. Trounce and C.A. Pinkert, The mitochondrial genome sequence of Mus terricolor: Comparison with Mus musculus domesticus and implications for xenomitochondrial mouse modeling, Gene, 2008, 418(1,2), 27-33.
  • W.K. Pogozelski, S.F.Priore, M.P. Bernard, A.J.Macula, "Experimental Validation of DNA Sequences for DNA Computing: Use of a SYBR Green Assay", Lecture Notes in Computer Science, DNA 11 , 2006, 3892, 248-256.
  • A.G.D'yachokov, A.J. Macula, W.K.Pogozelski, T.E.Renz, V.VRykov, D.C.Torney, "New t-Gap Insertion-Deletion-Like Metrics for DNA hYbrdization Thermodynamic Modeling", J. Comput. Biol. 2006, 13(4), 866-881.
  • W.K.Pogozelski, S.F.Priore, N.Arpaia, "The Metabolic Effects of Low-Carbohydrate Diets and Incorporation into a Biochemistry Course", Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education, 2005, 33(2), 91-100.
  • A.Macula, A.D'yachkov, W.K.Pogozelski, et al., "An Insertion-Deletion Like Metric with Application to DNA Hybridization Thermodynamic Modeling"", Lecture Notes in Computer Science 2005, 3384, 90-103.
  • I.A.Trounce, M.McKenzie, C.A.Cassar, C.A. Ingraham, C.A.Lerner, D.A. Dunn, C.L. Donegan, K. Takeda, W.K. Pogozelski, R.L. Howell and C.A. Pinkert, "Development and Initial Characterization of Xenomitochondrial Mice: Mitochondria and Neuroprotection - In Memory of Albert L. Lehninger" J. Bioenerg. Biomembr. 2004, 36(4) 421-427.


  • Nutrition and Metabolism Society
  • American Chemical Society
  • Radiation Research Society
  • American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Mitochondria Research Society
  • Council on Undergraduate Research
My Classes

Chem 304:
Biochemistry II

    Continuation of the chemistry of living organisms. The chemistry of nucleic acids is explored in depth and these principles are applied to understanding the tools that biochemists use in the laboratory. Regulation of genes and the molecular interactions of protein-DNA complexes are also investigated. The last part of the course focuses on the chemistry of metabolism and biosynthesis, along with the mechanisms of regulation of these processes. Prerequisites: CHEM 302. Offered every spring