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Fardad Firooznia

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Fardad Firooznia

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Department
Office
MR517
Building: 
Marshak Science Building
Phone Number: 
212-650-6580 (office)
Fax: 
212-650-8585
Email: 
ffirooznia@ccny.cuny.edu
Personal Website: 
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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.

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Education
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Ph.D. in Plant Physiology, Cornell University, NY , 1998
B.S. in Biology, Yale University, CT, 1991

 

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Courses Taught
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Biology 10000- Strategy of Life

Biology 101- Biological Foundations I

Biology 31810- Ethnobotany

Biology 466- Plant Physiology

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Research Interests
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Instructional design and science pedagogy
Using biochemical methods to study factors that affect sensitivity of bean beetles to the organophosphate insecticide malaoxon

 

 

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Publications
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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.

 

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