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Lyon, Cheryl
Senior Lecturer
Arts & Sciences
Biology & Environmental Science
Dodds Hall

    As a licensed Naturopathic Physician, I have a strong background in clinical medicine and I use this framework to facilitate an integrated, application based approach to science education. In the classroom I take the reductionist approach initially to explore cellular, molecular, and biochemical structure and dynamics, and then relate these to the complex interplay of tissue and organ systems within the organism, as well as interactions with the environment. I enjoy having students explore connections to clinical and biomedical issues pertinent to course topics through the use of case studies and the evaluation of the latest scientific literature.  A natural extension of this integrated educational approach is my focus on experiential education and mentorship.  I believe that mentorship outside of the classroom is a key component to an enriching academic experience. To that end, I assist students with thesis projects, advise several student organizations, and act as faculty liaison for UNH athletic teams to facilitate educational opportunities that extend far beyond the classroom.



    N.D. Naturopathic Medicine, University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, CT
        - Thesis: The Use of Genistein and its Analogs in the Treatment of Chemoresistant Ovarian Carcinomas

    B.S. Biology, University of New Haven, West Haven, CT

    Professional and Mentoring Activities and Service

    Former Visiting Research Scholar at Yale University School of Medicine

    Faculty Liaison for the UNH Women’s Soccer Team

    Academic Advisor for General Biology and Pre-Health Science Majors

    Honors Thesis Advisor and Graduate Thesis Co-Advisor for students in the Cellular and Molecular Biology MS program