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Dominican College of Blauvelt

Four letter SEA-PHAGES code: DCBL

Location: Orangeburg, NY USA


Joined SEA-PHAGES: Cohort 9 (started in 2016)

Buddy school: Montclair State University

Term type: None

Total SEA-PHAGES sections taught: 12

Total SEA-PHAGES students: 178

Dominican College is located in the scenic Rockland County area, just 17 miles north of New York City. This convenient suburban location offers easy access to the outstanding cultural and educational resources of New York City. As a Biology major at Dominican College, students have a choice of three distinct academic tracks that prepare them for the science-related career of their choice while receiving the benefits of a broad-based liberal arts education. Our Biology program channels our students' passions for life sciences into a solid foundation for advanced study of the sciences or for a rewarding and fulfilling career in any discipline involving plants, animals, people, or the Earth.


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Dominican College of Blauvelt

Associate Professor


Dr. Bernadette Connors joined the faculty at Dominican College in January 2009. Her research focuses on better understanding proteolytic mechanisms related to defects in nucleotide excision repair, defects that have direct implications on development of certain types of cancer in higher eukaryotes. The importance of this repair mechanism is evidenced by the severe human diseases that result from mutations in its component proteins, such as xeroderma pigmentosum (XP). Using the Saccharomyces cerevisae model system, Dr. Connors aims to dissect the mechanisms that regulate this repair process with regard to protein degradation following ultraviolet irradiation. To date, undergraduates working in her laboratory have identified several novel genetic interactions, and will continue to work to delineate the relationships using standard genetic and biochemical techniques.

Other Faculty Members

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Anthony Cipolla

Academic Terms

Spring 2019

Start: Jan 14, 2019, End: May 10, 2019

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Fall 2018

Start: Aug 27, 2018, End: Dec 14, 2018

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Spring 2018

Start: Jan 18, 2018, End: May 05, 2018

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Fall 2017

Start: Aug 28, 2017, End: Dec 15, 2017

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Fall 2016

Start: Aug 29, 2016, End: Dec 09, 2016

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Spring 2016

Start: Jan 20, 2016, End: May 06, 2016

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Institution Addresses

Current Mailing Address

Bernadette Connors

Dominican College of Blauvelt

Dominican College

470 Western Highway

Casey Hall Mailroom

Orangeburg, NY 10962


Current Shipping Address

Bernadette Connors

Dominican College of Blauvelt

Dominican College

470 Western Highway

Casey Hall Mailroom

Orangeburg, NY 10962


Current Events

Phage Discovery Workshop 12A

June 22, 2019 to June 28, 2019

Upcoming Events

Phage Discovery Workshop Option B

July 6, 2019 to July 12, 2019

Phage Discovery Workshop 12B

July 7, 2019 to July 13, 2019

Virtual Site-Visit with SEA Team

September 1, 2019 to October 31, 2019

Recent Events

2019 Faculty Workshop

June 9, 2019 to June 12, 2019

2019 SEA GENES Faculty Meeting

June 9, 2019 to June 11, 2019

Forum Activity

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