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Sandra M. Latourelle

Lecturer of Biological Sciences

Photo of Sandra LatourelleEducation

  • M.S.T. in Biology Education, SUNY Plattsburgh
  • B.S. in Biology Education, SUNY Plattsburgh
  • Miner Institute in vitro Cell Biology and Biotechnology, SUNY Plattsburgh, Spring 1988

Teaching Areas

  • BIO 305 General Genetics Labs
  • BIO 101 General Biology Labs
  • SCI 330 Science Teaching Methods
  • EDU 512 Creating A Standards Based Learning Experience (Web1 & 2)
  • BIO 386 Impacts of the Human Genome Project (Web)
  • BIO 286 Reel Science or Real Science-Can We Tell The Difference

Research Areas

  • Population genetics with the local coyote population
  • Strategies for Education

College Service

  • Member of Dean’s Advisory Board for Science and Education 2003-present
  • Member of Plattsburgh State University of New York Professional Educators Development Council (PEDC) 2003-present
  • Clinton, Essex, Warren, Washington BOCES Science Facilitator (1993-present)

Awards and Special Recognitions

  • Founder Member of ActionBioscience.org Editorial Board 2004–present
  • Region II (NY, NJ, PA) Elected Director for National Association of Biology Teachers 1999-present
  • New York State Representative for National Association of Biology Teachers) 1995–2000
  • New York State Science Education Leadership Association Officer (2000–2002)
  • Recipient of SUNY Plattsburgh Teaching Excellence Award for Adjunct Faculty (2000)
  • New York State Outstanding Biology Teacher (1995)
  • Sigma Xi Northeastern Science Teacher of the Year Award (1991)

Selected Publications

  • Elwess, N. L., Latourelle, S. M., & Couthorn, O. (2004). Visualizing "Junk" DNA through bioinformatics. Journal of Biological Education. Accepted with revisions, August 2004.
  • Elwess, N. L. & Latourelle, S. M. (2004). Inducing mutations in Paramecium: An inquiry based approach. BioScene 30(1), 25–34.
  • Latourelle, S. M., et al. (2004) Biology: Review handbook for Regents Exam, living environment, Glencoe McGraw Hill.
  • Latourelle, S. M. (2002). Student study guide to accompany life. New York. McGraw-Hill.
  • Latourelle, S. M., & Seidel-Rogol, B. (1998). A demonstration of automated DNA sequencing. The American Biology Teacher, 60(3), 206–211.
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