Gene Wong joined the School of Arts and Sciences in Fall 2011 as the Dean and Professor of Biology. From the Department of Biological Sciences at The University of Calgary, he earned a B.Sc. and a M.Sc. in Zoology, and holds a Ph.D. in Anatomy and Cell Biology from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Alberta. Dr. Wong was an Assistant Professor at Eastern Illinois University, and then an Associate Professor at Quinnipiac University, eventually becoming the Director of the Molecular Cell Biology graduate program, and Chair of the Pre-Health Professions Committee where he established the university-wide Pre-Medical Studies Program with the cooperation of the new School of Medicine.
He has involved the use of technology in his teaching, including using student remote response systems and iTunes U that allows students to download pre-recorded lectures synchronized to a PowerPoint presentation for review at any time.
His research involves actin cytoskeletal dynamics using sea urchin eggs as a model system, and the behavior of planaria.
BIO320 - Cell and Molecular Biology and Lab
A study of the cellular and molecular components associated with cell structure, cell function, and cell regulation in prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells. Mechanisms including bioenergetics, cell signaling, cell cycle, development, and gene expression will be emphasized. Key experiments in various aspects of the field will be explored. Class, three hours per week, (3 cr. lecture). Must be registered for lecture and lab sections.
Prerequisites & Notes BIO 102 or BIO 130 or BIO 201 or CHE 105.
Dr. Wong is one of the executive members of the National Office of Phi Sigma Biological Sciences Honor Society, which is now based out of Endicott College.