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Adjunct Information: M. Alba

Mercedes Alba

Office: CAC 363
Phone: 486-0849


Master of Science, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
State University of New York(SUNY) Upstate Medical University
August 2008

Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, Biology
Our Lady of the Lake Unversity
Minor: Chemistry
December 2001

 M. Alba B&W 

Teaching Philosophy:

My goals in teaching are to present material at a university level. Teach you valuable fundamentals that you will take wherever you go, to encourage curiosity and resourcefulness, and to cultivate a sense of empathy and desire to be of service to others.

Why I became a Biologist:

I come from a family of physicians, engineers, mathematicians, educators, and scientists. Exposure to the sciences at an early age fostered a love for the field and sense of wonder with the world around us.

Recommendations for student success in my courses:

Attend class and listen, but also participate and ask. It is never a stupid question, keep in min, thus ask and you will learn. Understand and rationalize the material, it will minimize greatly the memorization process. Read the material before coming to class, it makes easier the process of understanding concepts.

Calculate your current grade:

Click on the icon for the class you are attending and download an Excel Spreadsheet that you can fill in to see your current grade or perhaps what you need to make on your remaining tests or the final to make the grade you want.

Biol-2402 Course 

What is my Schedule?

 M.Alba Schedule