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Janet Hart, PhD
Associate Professor of Biology, Chair, Department of Math & Natural Sciences

School of Arts and Sciences - F269


School of Arts & Sciences

Medical and Molecular Biology (BS)
Premedical & Health Studies (BS)

Academic and Administrative Appointments
Chair, Department of Math and Natural Sciences (July 2015-present)
Director, Premedical & Health Studies Program (2012-2015)

MA, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, University of California, Santa Barbara
PhD, Genetics & Physiology of Micro-organisms, University of Paris XI, Orsay, France

Affiliated Appointments
Chair, Pre-Health Professions Advisory Committee

Areas of Teaching
Introductory Biology
Public Health

Scholarly Interests
Science Communication
Public Health Education
Instructional Technologies
Genomics & Proteomics

Peer-Reviewed Articles & Book Chapters
De Souza-Hart, J.A. (2015). Drug Wars: An Epic Tale of Asthma and Bacterial Pneumonia. National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science. Retrieved from http://sciencecases.lib.buffalo.edu/cs/collection/detail.asp?case_id=764&id=764

De Souza-Hart, J.A. and Ho, D. (2014). The Gen-Ethics Bowl: An In-Class Activity Combining Genetics and Bioethics. J. of Microbiology and Biology Education, 15(2), 238-9.

De Souza-Hart, J.A. A Family in Need: In Class Case Study on Cancer Genetics. National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science. April 2013; Retrieved from http://sciencecases.lib.buffalo.edu/cs/collection/detail.asp?case_id=677&id=677

De Souza-Hart, J.A. Creative Ideas for Biology Podcasts: The Immune System as an Example. The American Biology Teacher. March 2011; 73(3): 171-75.

Begley, G.S., DeMasi, J., De Souza-Hart, J.A., Reichard-Brown, J. and D.L. Thurlow. Medical Competency and Premedical Curricular Dialogues in Atlanta GA. The Advisor. NAAHP Press. September 2010.

De Souza-Hart, J.A., DeMasi, J. and D.C. Anderson. Reality-Check: Helping Pre-Health Students Evaluate and Work Towards Their Career Goals through a Health Professions Seminar. The Advisor. NAAHP Press. March 2010; 30(1).

De Souza-Hart, J.A. Biology Blogs: An Online Journal Club and Assessment Tool. The American Biology Teacher. March 2010; 72(3):153.

De Souza-Hart, J.A., Blackstock, W., Di Modugno, V., Holland, I.B., and M. Kok. Two-component systems in Haemophilus influenzae: a regulatory role for ArcA in serum resistance. Infect Immun. 2003 Jan; 71(1):163-72.

Reidhaar-Olson, J.F., De Souza-Hart, J.A., and H.E. Selick. Identification of Residues Critical to the Activity of Human Granulocyte Colony-Stimulating Factor. Biochemistry. 1996 Jul 16; 35(28):9034-9041.

Current Professional Memberships, Service & Leadership
American Society for Microbiology
National Association of Biology Teachers
National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions
Premed Society Advisor
Premed & Health Studies Mentor

Personal Interests
Winter Sports
French culture & language

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