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Biology Department

Kimberley Grant Laham, Ph.D
Program Director

Henderson Hall 216

Phone: (973) 290-4088

Meet the Biology Faculty

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Sofya Borinskaya, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

SEU Biology Assistant Professor Sofya Borinskaya, Ph.D.Dr. Sofya Borinskaya is an interdisciplinary biomedical scientist with research experience in cell biology, biochemistry, genetics, developmental and computational biology. She has a unique passion for mentoring undergraduate researchers and prides herself on creating an inclusive, playful and safe learning environment.

Dr. Borinskaya holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Binghamton University, SUNY, and a Ph.D. in Biomedical Science from UCONN Health. She also completed NIH-IRACDA (Rutgers University) postdoctoral program that included research-intensive training.

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Samantha Schlachter, Ph.D.

Visiting Assistant Professor

SEU Biology Visiting Assistant Professor Samantha Schlachter, Ph.D.Dr. Samantha Schlachter embodies the quote, "play is the highest form of research." She shares her passion for microbiology in the classroom by encouraging students to "play" with their newly acquired expertise on microbes as they solve the mystery of the composition of a mixed culture of bacteria.

Similarly, by undertaking independent research projects within the biology department, Dr. Schlachter strives to provide ample opportunity for students to experiment, learn, repeat, and ultimately discover, in a supportive and collaborative environment! Prior to earning her Ph.D. from Rutgers Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, she earned a B.S. in Biology from Saint Elizabeth University.

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