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November 28 , 2006

Dr. Sarah Gross Joins Farmingdale State College Faculty

Sarah Gross
Sarah Gross

Mr. George P. LaRosa , Officer-in-Charge at Farmingdale State College, welcomes Dr. Sarah T. Gross as an assistant professor in the Biology department.

Dr. Gross, a Plainview resident, will teach Introductory Biology, Cell Biology and Molecular Biology. She comes to the Farmingdale community with over five years of research and teaching experience. Dr. Gross' research has focused on the lifecycle of Herpes Simplex Virus type 1, specifically on factors involved in viral envelopment and egress. Her lab experience includes, cloning, DNA extraction/purification, Polymerase Chain Reaction, and more. She has acquired expertise in molecular biology, cell biology, microbiology, virology, molecular genetics, and gene expression.

As a high school teacher, Dr. Gross taught biology, advanced biology, and advanced placement biology. She used a combination of lab exercises, demonstrations, media presentations and interactive examples to engage the students.

Dr. Gross graduated from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine with an MS and PhD from the Department of Molecular Biology. She earned her BA in Biology from Stern College for Women, Yeshiva University .

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