Christine Bezotte PhD, Associate Professor of Biology

"There is no such thing as impossible, Only that which has yet to be accomplished"

unknown author



Dr. Christine Bezotte
Associate Professor of Biology
Tel: (607) 735-1852
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."