Donna Bozzone Professor of Biology

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M.A., Ph.D. Princeton University
B.S. Manhattan College

Areas of Expertise:

Development and embryogenesis; cells; cell communication; cancer; evolution; evolutionary medicine; the connection between developmental biology and ecology and evolution; the history of science.

Courses I Teach:

Cell Biology
Communications in the Biological Sciences
Developmental Biology
Introduction to Cell Biology and Genetics


My research interests are developmental biology, cell biology, biology education.

I am the consulting editor for the Biology of Cancer book series published by Chelsea House. I wrote two books in the series and am in the midst of third.

I am in the process of writing the textbook, Biology for the Informed Citizen, on which I collaborated with my late husband Doug Green, to be published by Oxford University Press.

I also continue to work on the development of laboratory teaching models for college and high school instruction.

Awards and Recognition

Manhattan College: Elected to the following honor societies: Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi, Beta Beta Beta (Biology Honor Society), Epsilon Sigma Pi (Manhattan College Honor Society); 1974-78 Manhattan College Full Academic Scholarship; Dean’s List 1974-78; received Biology Department and Research Medals, 1978.

Princeton University: 1978-80, 1981-82 National Science Foundation Pre-doctoral fellowship; 1980-81 Princeton University Graduate Fellowship; 1978-80 John Dunlop Prize; 1981-82 Merit Prize; 1982-83 American Association of University Women Dissertation Fellowship.

Worcester Foundation: 1983 Awarded NIH postdoctoral fellowship (declined)

1985 Awarded NIH postdoctoral fellowship

Saint Michael’s College: 1987 Awarded SMC Research Grant

1988 Awarded SMC Research Grant

1989 Awarded Vermont EPSCoR Research Grant

1990 Awarded Vermont EPSCoR Research Grant

1990 Faculty Appreciation Award from the Class of 1990

1991 Awarded SMC Summer Grant

1992 Awarded SMC Faculty Development Grant (with Robert Niemi)

1992 Awarded National Science Foundation Grant for Laboratory Instrumentation Improvement

1993 Awarded SMC Faculty Development Grant

1995 Awarded SMC Faculty Development Grant

1996 Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers

1996 Awarded National Science Foundation Grant for Laboratory

Instrumentation Improvement (co-principal investigator with

Glenn Bauer)

1997 Awarded SMC Faculty Development Grant (with Glenn Bauer)

1999 Gerald E. Dupont Award from the Student Association

2000 Who’s Who of American Women

2001 Joanne Rathgeb Teaching Award

2003 Inducted into Delta Epsilon Sigma

2005 Who’s Who of American Education

Recent News

Donna Bozzone, professor of biology, will be spearheading student recruitment efforts for the College’s new Public Health major until Patti Delaney returns from an extended leave in May 2019 to assume those duties.. Vice President for Academic Affairs Jeffrey Trumbower made the announcement in November.
(posted January 2019)

Donna Bozzone, professor of biology, and Mary Beth Doyle, professor of education, both were guests on Vermont Public Radio’s Morning Edition program in November, when listeners heard an inspiring extended feature by reporter Mitch Wertlieb. The piece told about a group of Saint Michael’s College students and their professors who are combining the signature St. Mike’s impulse for service with insights from educators, scientists and technologists in providing children with mobility devices adapted from “Power Wheel” ride-on cars for kids. The cars are donated and adapted in the College’s MakerSpace.  Mary Beth and Donna along with three students spoke about the project in the piece.
(posted December 2017)