Mark D. Lazzaro - Welcome

I teach cell biology lectures and labs (BIOL 313) and introductory cellular and molecular biology lectures for majors (BIOL 111, HONS 151). My research program in plant cell biology engages undergraduates in the lab.

Education and Experience

A career in science can be quite an adventure. I earned my B.A. in Biology (1986) from Cornell University and my M.S. (1988) and Ph.D. (1992) in Botany from the University of California-Riverside. I was a postdoc in the Department of Biology at University of California-Riverside from 1992-1994.

Before joining the College of Charleston I was on the faculty of the Department of Botany at Stockholm University in Sweden from 1994-1999. I retain the permanent academic title of Docent (Associate Professor) in Sweden. My office and lab were across the street from the Royal Academy of Science, where they select the winners of the Nobel prize.  While in Europe I also worked on sabbatical at the University of Siena in Italy.

I was hired at the College of Charleston in 1999 as an Assistant Professor and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2005. From 2008-2010 I was a Visiting Scholar in the Department of Biology at the University of Sydney in Australia, which was a lot of fun. I've also worked several summers with colleagues at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst.  Recently (2017-2018) I worked on sabbatical as a Visiting Associate Professor at the University of Georgia