Faculty & Staff Directory
- Director of Undergraduate Studies
- Professor, (Biology)
Ph.D., Biochemistry, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan (1983)
B.Sc., Biology, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut (1978)
Dr. Polayes worked in the biotech industry for more than 15 years.
- Projects included DNA and RNA polymerases, Gateway Cloning System and competent cell (Life Technologies).
- Mycoplasma testing and has a patent for a new PCR based procedure for the identification of mycoplasma (ATCC)
As Director of Undergraduate Studies, Dr. Polayes is responsible for insuring students understand the requirements towards graduation.
Dr. Polayes teaches Biology of Microorganism (BIOL305/306), Microbial Genetics (BIOL405), Microbial Diversity (BIOL407) and Biochemistry (BIOL483).