Catherine Purzycki MS

Catherine Purzycki MS

Director of Undergraduate Studies in Biological Sciences
Interim Assistant Chair, Department of Biological Sciences

 

Lecturer in Biology

Education

BS (University of the Sciences)

MS (Rutgers University)

Research Interests

The role of fungal toxins in neurodegenerative disease.

Selected Scholarly Activity

Awards and Nominations

Patricia Leahy Award for Learning Innovation, 2010; Innovation Title: Integration of Information and Scientific Literacy Develops Literate Undergraduates Jason A. Porter, Alison M. Mostrom, Kevin C. Wolbach, Catherine B. Purzycki, Leslie A. Bowman, Eva Agbada.

Patricia Leahy Award Nomination for Learning Innovation, 2009; Innovation Title: SMILE (Scientific Method and Information Literacy Exercise) Jason A. Porter, Alison M. Mostrom, Kevin C. Wolbach, Catherine B. Purzycki, Leslie A. Bowman, Eva Agbada.

Educational Bright Idea Award, 2008; Innovation Title: Learning to SMILE: Developing First Year Students’ Critical Thinking Skills using an Angel Based Scientific Method and Information Literacy Exercise Jason Porter, Alison Mostrom, Eva Agbada, Leslie Bowman and Kevin Wolbach

Woman Faculty Member of the Year, 2007

Presentations

Jason A. Porter, Alison M. Mostrom, Kevin Wolbach, Catherine Purzycki, Leslie  Bowman and Eva Agbada, Integration of Information and Scientific Literacy Develops Literate Undergraduates, USP Talk About Teaching Days, May 2010

Jason A. Porter, Alison M. Mostrom, Kevin C.Wolbach, Catherine B. Purzycki, Leslie A. Bowman and Eva Agbada, Integration of Information and Scientific Literacy Develops Literate Undergraduates, The 2010 Teaching Professor Conference, Cambridge, MA, May 2010

Alison M. Mostrom, Jason A. Porter, Kevin C. Wolbach, Catherine B. Purzycki, Leslie A. Bowman and Eva Agbada, Promoting Information Literacy and Critical Thinking in General Education Students. The 2009 Teaching Professor Conference, Washington, DC, May 2009

Alison  Mostrom, Jason Porter, Kevin  Wolbach, Catherine Purzycki, Leslie  Bowman and Eva Agbada, SMILE:  An information literacy innovation implemented in general education, USP Talk About Teaching Days, May 2009

Alison M. Mostrom, Jason A. Porter, Kevin C. Wolbach, Catherine B. Purzycki, Leslie A. Bowman and Eva Agbada, Promoting Information Literacy and Critical Thinking in General Education Students, Lilly-East Conference on College and UniversityTeaching, University of Delaware Newark, DE, April 2009  

Publications

Purzycki, C.B. and Shain, D.H. 2010, Fungal Toxins and Multiple Sclerosis:  A Compelling Connection. Brain Research Bulletin 82 (2010) 4–6

Porter, JA, Wolbach, KC, Purzycki, CB, Bowman, LA, Agbada, E and Mostrom, AM. 2010, Integration of Information and Scientific Literacy: Promoting Literacy in Undergraduates. CBE Life Sci Educ 9 (4): 536542 http://www.lifescied.org/cgi/reprint/9/4/536

Herber-Katz, E., S. Valentine, B. Dietzschold, C. Burns-Purzycki. 1988, Overlapping T-cell Antigenic sites on a synthetic peptide fragment from herpes simplex virus glycoprotein D, the degenerate MHC restriction elicited, and functional evidence for antigen-Ia interaction. J. Exp. Med. 167: 275-287.

Professional Information

Prior Positions

Instructor of Biology: USciences, Philadelphia, PA 1997 - 2010
Adjunct Instructor of Biology: Phil. College of Pharmacy and Science, Philadelphia, PA, 1990 - 1997

Membership in Professional Organizations

Member: National Association of Biology Teachers
Member: Sigma Xi

 

Contact Information

Office location: McNeil Science & Technology Center Room 346
Mailing address: Box 38
University of Sciences
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495
Office Phone: 215.596.8498
Office Fax: 215.596.8710
Email:

c [dot] purzyc [at] usciences [dot] edu