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Salvador Tarun, Jr.

Visiting Assistant Professor
Integrated Science Center 139D

Dr. Salvador Tarun, Jr. has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 2018.

Office Hours Fall 2020


Curriculum Vitae


  • PhD in Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California at Berkeley, 2002

  • MS in Biochemistry, University of South Carolina, 1992

  • BS in Genetics, University of the Philippines at Los Banos, 1985

Research Interests

  • Post-transcriptional control of gene expression in unicellular eukaryotes

  • Drug target discovery in unicellular parasites


  • 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