Dr. Lynn Petrullo
Lynn Petrullo’s articles have been published in Journal of Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Molecular and General Genetics, Journal of Bacteriology, Nucleic Acids Research, and Mutation Research on topics such as the fidelity of protein synthesis, mechanisms of mutagenesis, and DNA repair. In addition, she has contributed to chapters in two books, Mechanisms and Consequences of DNA Base Damage Processing and Induced Mutagenesis: Molecular Mechanisms and Their Implications for Environmental Protection. Dr. Petrullo has been recognized by a national alliance of colleges and organizations supported by the National Science Foundation, Project Kaleidoscope (PKAL) for developing strategies, which enhance science learning by female and minority students. For this work, she received grants from the United States Department of Energy, Texaco Philanthropic Foundation, Citibank, N.A. and the Perkin Elmer Corporation. Presently, her research focuses on the use of animation creation by students to teach and learn biology concepts. She collaborated with CNR alumnae and current students on this project, and results from this study were presented at the Gordon Research Conference on Visualization in Science and Education (2011). Dr. Petrullo teaches courses in genetics, molecular biology, immunology, and parasitology.
Honors offerings: Art & Science Parallels; Genetics & Identity