Dr. Firooznia is interested in science pedagogy and ecophysiology. His current research focuses on a) the effectiveness of various teaching methods that use active learning in the science classroom, and b) the biochemistry of insecticide resistance in bean beetles.
Ph.D. in Plant Physiology, Cornell University, NY , 1998
B.S. in Biology, Yale University, CT, 1991
Biology 10000- Strategy of Life
Biology 101- Biological Foundations I
Biology 31810- Ethnobotany
Biology 466- Plant Physiology
Using biochemical methods to study factors that affect sensitivity of bean beetles to the organophosphate insecticide malaoxon
Firooznia, F., 2015. Time to translate: deciphering the codon in the classroom. The American Biology Teacher. 77(3): 185-190.
Firooznia, F., 2009. An ode to PSII. The American Biology Teacher. 71(1): 27-30.
Firooznia, F., 2007. The story of the Calvin Cycle: bringing carbon fixation to life. The American Biology Teacher. 69(6): 364-367.
Firooznia, F., and D. Andreadis, 2006. Information literacy in introductory biology. Journal of College Science Teaching. May/June, 23-27.
Firooznia, F., 2006. Giant Ants and Walking Plants: Using science fiction to teach a writing-intensive, lab-based biology class for non-majors. Journal of College Science Teaching. March/April, 26-31.