Thursday, December 19, 2013

Welcome Dr. Candice Klingerman

Dr. Klingerman grew up in Levittown, PA. She 
earned her B.S. in Small Animal Science from Delaware Valley College, her M.S. in Animal Science 
from the University of Delaware, and her Ph.D. in 
Integrative Biology from Lehigh University.
Dr.
 Klingerman’s expertise is in the area of behavioral 
testing and observation, including detecting differences in sexual and ingestive motivation in rodents. Her primary research interests are energy balance
and reproduction in male and female mammals. 
She is investigating why female Syrian hamsters 
(Mesocricetus auratus) in negative energy balance 
(anorexia) increase their motivation for food 
(food hoarding) and decrease their motivation to
reproduce (scent marking) but not food intake or 
sexual performance (lordosis reflex).
Dr.
 Klingerman’s secondary research interest relates to 
hydrogen sulfide, a toxic gas. She is trying to understand how it causes its deadly affects, so that successful antidotes can be developed that reduce its toxicity and increase the chance of survival.
Dr. Klingerman has taught and/or performed research at Lehigh University, the University of Delaware, and Monash University (Clayton, Australia). Most recently, she was a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Medicine, Pulmonary Division, at the Penn State University College of Medicine, Hershey. This fall she taught Anatomy and Physiology I and Concepts in Biology I laboratories.
In her free time, Dr. Klingerman likes to tend to her “zoo” which currently includes two dogs (a boxer and a dachshund), a rabbit, and lots of fish (a large South American Cichlid aquarium, a damsel and clownfish salt water aquarium, a koi pond, and her office freshwater, tropical aquarium). She also enjoys traveling around the world, eating good food, biking, hiking, gardening, canoeing, fishing, horseback riding, and spending time outdoors.
Glad to have you with us Dr. Klingerman!

Busy Fall Semester Nears End!

We hope that you had a rewarding 
fall semester! Special greetings to
 our freshman, transfer students,
 and new majors. 

Ally Chory 
(Medical Imaging) and Jonathan 
Perez (Biology) enjoyed corn genetics and chi square tests (top pho
to), while Derek Tripp (Medical
 Imaging) and Sharnise Dozier
 (Health Sciences) checked out 
“potato dissection” in A & P I.
If 
you haven’t jumped in already, we
 encourage you to become involved
 in the life of the Department. We 
have a lot to offer! Consider getting
 involved with faculty research.
 Check out the professors’ interests
 on the BAHS website.
You will 
find everything from stream ecology to neurophysiology. Get involved with our department’s
 clubs — the Biology and Allied
 Health Club and the Pre-Medical 
Sciences Club. 
This is a great way to meet new friends and explore your future profession. Consider opportunities to volunteer as a peer tutor or to serve in the community. The Department of Biological and Allied Health Sciences (BAHS) is a busy, vibrant, and diverse place. We are excited that you are here.