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Robert O'Donnell

2019 Winner of COPLAC Charles Dunn Award, SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor of Biology & Chair
Integrated Science Center 332A
585-245-5313
odonnell@geneseo.edu

Dr. O'Donnell has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 1987.

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Office Hours Spring 2020

  • Monday 930-1020am
  • Tuesday 930-1020am
  • Wednesday 930-1020am
  • Thursday 930-1020am
  • Friday 930-1020am

Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • Ph.D. in Genetics, The George Washington University, 1978

  • B.S. in Biology, Providence College, 1975

Affiliations

  • Northeast Pre-professional Health Advisors

Research Interests

  • Immunology

  • Tumor Immunology

  • Cancer Biology

Classes

  • 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 334: Biology of Cancer-Lec

    This course looks at the molecular origins of cancer with emphasis on understanding oncogenes and tumor suppressor genes and their role in signal transduction and the cell cycle. The course will examine the discovery of viral oncogenes, cellular oncogenes and tumor suppressor genes and relate them to current therapeutic approaches. The course will also cover topics in cancer prevention and treatment and look at some of the most common tumor types. Restricted to majors. Prerequisite: Proficiency in Basic Requirement and BIOL 222 and BIOL 335 or BIOL 300. Offered every spring.

  • BIOL 334: Biology of Cancer-Rec

    This course looks at the molecular origins of cancer with emphasis on understanding oncogenes and tumor suppressor genes and their role in signal transduction and the cell cycle. The course will examine the discovery of viral oncogenes, cellular oncogenes and tumor suppressor genes and relate them to current therapeutic approaches. The course will also cover topics in cancer prevention and treatment and look at some of the most common tumor types. Restricted to majors. Prerequisite: Proficiency in Basic Requirement and BIOL 222 and BIOL 335 or BIOL 300. Offered every spring.