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Jani Lewis

Associate Professor of Biology
Integrated Science Center 354

Dr. Jani Lewis has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 2001.

Jani Lewis's Website

Office Hours Fall 2020


  • T 1:30-3:00pm BIOL 300 only
  • T 3:30-5:30pm BIOL 117 only
  • W 9:00-10:00am 

Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D. in Biology, University of Toledo, 1995

  • M.S. in Biology, Cleveland State University, 1991

  • B.S. in Biology and French, Juniata College, PA, 1988

Research Interests

  • Biology of Cell Junctions


  • 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 300: Cell Biology

    An introduction to molecular and structural organization of the eukaryotic cell. Topics include: the plasma membrane, internal membranes, synthesis of proteins, membrane bound organelles, photosynthesis and respiration, the cytoskeleton and motility, cell growth and division, hormones and receptors, and nerve cells and electrical properties of membranes. Prerequisites: Proficiency in Basic Requirement. BIOL 222 and CHEM 211 or CHEM 223.