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 Biology Department

Rowena Misayah, M.D.
Our mission is to provide our students with challenging and stimulating instruction that will cultivate a thorough understanding of biological principles and offer students insights into current issues in the life sciences.​​​​​​​​​​​​



Faculty & Staff

​​Faculty Member Email ​​Room​
​Hadjiagapiou, Dr. Christos​ ​3119
​Kulisz, Dr. Andre​ ​3216
​Misayah, Dr. Rowena​ 3324A
Nino, Dr. John​​ ​​ 3130​​
​Raziuddin, Dr. Syed​ ​3128
Searle, Dr. Jennifer​​ ​3221
​Thomas-Hall, Dr. Julienne​ ​3220
Krystyna Guzy,               
Elisa Pico,               
Kevin Quevedo,, College Lab Assistant II               

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  • Establish and maintain courses that develop in our students a solid foundation of scientific information, as well as problem-solving and decision-making skills. These skills will enable our students to advance to health-related programs, transfer into baccalaureate programs, and become informed members of the community.
  • Provide a classroom environment for student growth and maturity in the areas of oral and written scientific communication, independent and collaborative learning, and critical thinking.
  • Provide opportunities for students to utilize current technologies in the classroom.
  • Ensure students gain a deeper appreciation of careers that utilize biology as well as the global context of biology and its impact on people’s lives and the environment.
  • Provide opportunities to explore and evaluate the ethical and societal impacts of biological knowledge and biotechnologies.


  • Students will apply scientific knowledge to quantify observations, interpret and synthesize data in drawing inferences, explore and create ideas, and solve problems in an authentic context.
  • Students will effectively communicate scientific knowledge through independent and collaborative learning activities and make appropriate reference to scientific literature to support their work and assertions.
  • Students will utilize educational technologies to aid in scientific reasoning, communication, and research.
  • Students will evaluate the diversity of careers in biology, the relevance of biology to global and social concerns, and the impact of their actions on the natural environment and community.
  • Students will assess their own ethical values and the social context of problems in biology to practice ethical decision-making skills and analyze positions on issues in bioethics.

Contact Information

7500 S Pulaski RD
Room 3324
Chicago , IL 60652
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Monday - Thursday 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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