Category Archives: Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Lynda McMaster-Schuyler

Lynda McMaster-SchuylerTitle: Professor
Department: Department of Natural Sciences and Math
Email: mcmastl@cobleskill.edu
Office Location: Wheeler 112
Office Phone: 518-255-5446
Office Hours: TBA – check office door for schedule

Areas of Expertise: organic chemistry, ethics, biology, STEM recruitment

Courses Taught: Organic Chemistry I and II, Biochemistry, Ethics in Science, Medicine and Technology (usually abroad in foreign country with International Travel), Special Topics in Biotechnology with interest in 2013-2015 in RNA interference, Biology 111 and 112.

About Lynda: My undergraduate background was in biology and philosophy while my graduate background was in environmental medicine with a focus in Oncology, the study of cancer and tumors, with a specialty in radiation induced skin tumors and epithelial cell kinetics. However, my research interests at Cobleskill have been Salary equity, STEM programming for middle and high school students, including designing and directing CSI camps, RNA interference in C. elegans, and EGCG (green tea extract) antioxidant effects on lipids. I have been the founding advisor since 2001 for the Pre Vet Club on campus and most of my advisees are pre vet and pre med students.

Other Links: http://csisummercamps.com/

Laura Skinner

Title: Instructional Support Associate
Department: Department of Natural Sciences & Mathematics
E-mail: skinnela@cobleskill.edu
Office Location: WH234A
Office Phone: 518-255-5136

Areas of Expertise: Support labs in Microbiology, Anatomy, Physiology, General Biology

Courses Taught: Human Anatomy & Physiology I and II

About Laura: I have been employed in a variety of industries pertaining to the Natural Sciences. These include hospital laboratory, biotech manufacturing/regulatory affairs, and environmental microbiology laboratory settings.