Christine Bezotte PhD, Associate Professor of Biology

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Dr. Christine Bezotte
Associate Professor of Biology
Tel: (607) 735-1852
Email: cbezotte@elmira.edu
Office: Kolker Hall 205

I earned my Ph. D. in 1991 from Clarkson University in Potsdam, New York, in an interdisciplinary  Chemistry and Biology program. At Elmira College I teachCell and Molecular Biology, Microbiology, General Biology and The Biology of Cancer. 

I am advisor of the Elmira College Clinical Laboratory Sciences Program [formally known as the Medical Technology Program].   Each semester and durring the summer I advise many undergraduate researchers in my lab. My students and I have studied subjects as stream water quality, cellular cytoskeletal arrangements in apoptosis, effects of non-traditional cancer remedies, genetic markers in evolutionary relationships and developments for learner centered classrooms.  The students and I have presented at various professional venues.

As a fellow scientist I am committed to undergraduate student research and to community outreach. I co-authored and received a matching funds grant from LI-CORE Scientific for a DNA sequencer.  I also co-authored and received a grant from the AAUW Foundation to support an innovative program, Women Investigating Stream Ecology (WISE), to promote achievement in science among girls in the Elmira City Schools.  A favorite community out-reach of mine is to assist parent-teacher-student connections through "Family Science Nights."