Andrew I. Samuelsen, Ph.D. | Albright College

Andrew I. Samuelsen, Ph.D.

Andrew I. Samuelsen, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biology
Science Building room 137

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)

Areas of Expertise

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


Areas of Research

Recent Student Research Collaborations

  • Tia Camarata, Hannah Hartman & Blake Champagne “Building a Ti plasmid with induced antibacterial capability.”
  • Will Holl and Ashley Lipshaw “Optimizing Western Blotting for detection of stress induced proteins”.
  • Elizabeth Rohde “Effects of NSAIDS on cells in culture”
  • Rodger Rothenberger, Samuel Castellucci & Jonathan Franco, “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”

Courses Taught

BIO 152: General Biology II (Systematics, Ecology, and Evolution)

BIO 203: Introduction to Genetics

BIO 214: Botany and Plant Taxonomy

BIO 322: Cell Biology

BIO 495: Molecular Biology Seminar