Professor of Biological Sciences Pre-Health Professions Advisory Committee Chair
I teach cell biology and pharmacology related courses, as well as introductory biology.
I have always been fascinated by the mechanisms that drugs use to produce effects
in the body, and I try to bring this interest into all of my teaching. I also am the
chief pre-medical advisor at SUNY Plattsburgh and am very excited about helping students
to realize their goals in medicine.
My scholarly interest is in pedagogical applications of interactive online media.
This includes games and animations produced with Adobe Animate (formerly Flash), HTML5,
Slish, D. F. (2017) Pharmacology of Recreational Drugs, Cognella Academic Publishing, San Diego, Calif.
Slish, D. F., Nash, M. & Premo, J. (2015). Gamification increases scores of underperforming students
in cell biology. In Carliner, S., Fulford, C. & Ostashewski, N. (Eds.), Proceedings of EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2015, 887–893.
Vogt, F. D. & Slish, D. F. (2011). A model for programmatic evaluation by student assessment. Journal of Science Education and Technology 20, 796–802.
Slish, D. F. (2005). Assessment of the use of the jigsaw method and active learning in non-majors,
Introductory Biology, Bioscene 31(4), 4–10.
Slish, D. F., Arvigo, R., & Balick, M. (2004). Alseis yucatanensis: a natural product from Belize
that exhibits multiple mechanisms of vasorelaxation, J. Ethnopharm. 92, 297–302.
Slish, D. F., Welsh, D.G., & Brayden, J.E, (2002). Diacylglycerol and protein kinase C activate
cation channels involved in myogenic tone, Am. J. Physiol. 283, H2196–H2201.
Slish, D. F. (2000) Creating computer animations of biological concepts, American Biology Teacher, 62(2), 94–97.
Slish, D. F., Ueda, H., Arvigo, R., & Balick, M. J. (1999). Ethnobotany in the search for vasoactive
herbal medicines, J. Ethnopharm. 66 159–165.
Upton, R., Graff, A., Williamson, E., Langer, R., Hatung, T., Rehwald, Flachsmann,
E. A., Reich, E., Martinez, M., Chandra, A., Li, A., Isminger, P., Ko, R., & Slish, D. F. (1999). Hawthorn leaf with flower: Analytical, quality control, and therapeutic monograph.
American Herbal Pharmacopoeia, Santa Cruz, Calif.