Associate Professor & Associate Dean, Zurn College of Natural and Health Sciences
Dr. Parente earned her Ph.D in Bioorganic Chemistry from the University of Rochester in 1999. She enjoys teaching Biochemistry, General Chemistry, and Chemical Principles. Dr. Parente's research interests are divided between structure-function studies of oligonucleotides and science education (implementation of alternative pedagogies).
Dr. Parente has authored several research articles in both fields and was most recently published in the Journal of Molecular Biology as well as the Journal of College Science Teaching.