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Jean Parry

Dr. Jean Parry

Associate Professor


Arts and Sciences



Office Location:

Jeffries Hall 136

Office Hours:

Office Hours:
  • Tuesday and Thursday: 9:30-10:55am
Advising Hours:
  • Wednesday 12:30-2:30pm
  • Friday 2-3pm

Educational Background

  • PhD., Cellular and Developmental Biology and Genetics, Rutgers University, Oct 2010.
  • B.Sc., Biology, Drexel University, June 2005

Professional Experience

  • Assistant Professor – Biology Department, Georgian Court University 2014-Present
    • Development and administration of 200 Level Genetics, 400 Level Genomics, 400 Level Developmental Biology, and 400 Level Neurobiology courses
    • Investigation of genes required for differentiation of neuroblasts from epithelial precursors in the C. elegans excretory system.
  • Post-doc Advisor:  Dr. M.V. Sundaram, Genetics Dept., University of Pennsylvania. 2010-2014
    • Examination of genes required for epithelial junction maintenance and remodeling in the C. elegans excretory system.
  • Teaching Fellow: National Science Foundation GK-12 Program, Rutgers University. 2007-2008
    • Taught sixth grade physical sciences, and eighth grade mathematics at John Adams Middle School in Edison, NJ.  Also taught subjects including genetics, geology, physics, and forensic anthropology, to New Jersey students on the Rutgers Science Explorer Bus.
  • Ph. D. Advisor: Dr. A.W. Singson, Genetics Dept, Rutgers University. 2005-2010
    • Analysis of genes required for the oocyte to embryo transition after fertilization.

Research / Creativity Interest Area

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