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Robert Feissner

Lecturer of Biology
Integrated Science Center 356

Dr. Robert Feissner has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 2011.

Office Hours Fall 2020


Curriculum Vitae


  • NYS Teacher Certification in Adolescent Education (Biology and Special Education), Nazareth College, 2010

  • Ph.D. in Biology, Washington University in Saint Louis, 2006

  • B.S. in Biology, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, 1998


  • Previously taught at Nazareth College

  • Laboratory instructor


  • Science Teachers Association of New York State

  • National Science Teachers Association

Research Interests

  • Cytochrome c biogenesis

  • Mitochondrial physiology


  • Feissner, R.F., Skalska, J., Gaum, W.E., and Sheu, S-S (2009) Crosstalk signaling between mitochondrial Ca2+ and ROS. Front. Biosci, 14: 1197-1218.

  • Richard-Fogal, C.L., Frawley, E.R., Feissner, R.E., and Kranz, R.G. (2006) Heme concentration dependence and metalloporphyrin inhibition of the system I and II cytochrome c assembly pathways. J Bacteriol, 189(2): 455-463.

  • Feissner, R.E., Richard-Fogal, C.L., Frawley, E.R., and Kranz, R.G. (2006) ABC transporter-mediated release of a heme chaperone allows cytochrome c biogenesis. Mol Microbiol 61(1): 219-231.

  • Feissner, R.E., Richard-Fogal, C.L., Frawley, E.R., Loughman, J.A., Earley, K.W., and Kranz, R.G. (2006) Recombinant cytochromes c biogenesis systems I and II and analysis of heme delivery pathways in Escherichia coli. Mol Microbiol 60(3): 563-577.

  • Feissner, R.E., Beckett, C.S., Loughman, J.A., and Kranz, R.G. (2005) Mutations in cytochrome assembly and periplasmic redox pathways in Bordetella pertussis. J Bacteriol 187: 3941-3949.

  • Feissner, R.E., Xiang, Y., and Kranz, R.G. (2003) Chemiluminescent-based methods to detect subpicomole levels of c-type cytochromes. Anal Biochem 315: 90-94.


  • BIOL 116: N/General Biology Laboratory

    An introductory experience which develops laboratory and analytical skills in the biological sciences. Prerequisites/Corequisite: BIOL 117 or BIOL 119.

  • BIOL 117: Gen Biol:Cells,Genetics,Evol

    An introductory course in the biological sciences covering cells, information coding and transfer, evolution, and diversity of unicellular organisms. This course will emphasize examples from both the plant and animal kingdoms using an integrated approach. Counts for general education only when taken with BIOL 116. Intended for science majors and other well-prepared students. Prerequisites: High School biology and chemistry. Offered every fall

  • BIOL 349: Principles of Microbiology-Lab

    An introduction to microorganisms, including Bacteria, Archaea, Eukaryotes, and Viruses. Topics include cell structure and function, cultivation, genetics, metabolism, ecology, evolution, and diversity of microbes. The role of microorganisms in human health and disease will also be examined. Laboratory activity complements lecture material. Prerequisites: BIOL 271 or 222. Credits: 4(3-3)