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photoAndrew I. Samuelsen, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biology
610-921-7723 | asamuelsen@albright.edu


  • Ph.D.: Oregon State University (molecular and cellular biology)
  • M.S. University of New Hampshire (botany)
  • B.S.: State University of New York College of Arts & Sciences at Geneseo (biology/secondary education)

Research Areas

  • Plant tissue culture
  • Animal cell culture
  • Microscopic studies of actin and tubulin disruption
  • Pumpkin antifungals
  • Constructing a binary plasmid with antibacterial properties

Recent Student Research Collaborations

  • Tia Camarata, “Building a Ti plasmid with induced antibacterial capability.”
  • Rodger Rothenberger, “Pumpkin tissue culture and antifungals”
  • Jenna Deibert and Cassie Gregoli, “Disruption of actin networks in CHO cells as caused by cytochalasin D”
  • Catherine Juritsch, “Updating Albright’s tree and shrub map”
  • Michelle Chasse, "Establishment of Keratinocytes in Culture: The Effects of HLE"
  • Erin Kelleher, "Eukaryotic and Prokaryotic Heat Shock Protein (Hsp) Induction and Detection via Western Immunoblotting"