Featured Faculty Member

Dr. Jan Trybula, Associate Professor of Biology
Jan Trybula

I have been at SUNY Potsdam twelve years and enjoy it immensely. My primary interest is in molecular ecotoxicology, examining the effects of pollutants on the genetics of populations. This ties to my work with dragonflies in NY, especially in the Adirondack Park; but I teach most things genetic for majors and non-majors. While at Potsdam I have developed or revised upper-division courses in molecular genetics, virology, and human genetic diseases, which all require students to read and analyze peer-reviewed literature. My greatest reward is closely working with students in various courses, independent student research, and club advising. In the FYSS of the Natural Science & Pre-Med FIG I try to establish a safe place where students can freely speak about any issue, hopefully gaining rapport through discussions, social activities, music videos, and inviting juniors and seniors to tell the newer students what college life is really like.

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