Thomas Koval, Program Coordinator, Sr. Lecturer
Thomas Koval is a Senior Lecturer and Program Coordinator in MS in Biotechnology program. Dr. Koval began teaching in the AAP Biotechnology Program in 2002 and currently teaches Advanced Cell Biology I, Advanced Cell Biology II, Radiation Biology, and oversees the Independent Research Project in Biotechnology course.He received a B.S. in Biology from The Pennsylvania State University and a PhD in Cell and Molecular Biology/Radiation Biology from The Ohio State University. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Physiology and Biophysics/ Bioengineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Dr. Koval has held faculty positions at Hahnemann Medical College in Philadelphia, PA, the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Washington, DC, and Mayo Medical School/Mayo Graduate School in Rochester, MN. Dr. Koval was the first to establish a cell/molecular basis for the pronounced radiation resistance of insects, a phenomenon well-documented by cartoonists. He has lectured widely and published extensively in peer-reviewed national and international scientific journals on topics in cell and molecular biology, especially in the areas of cellular radiation damage/repair, stress-inducible cellular processes, and insect cell culture. Dr. Koval received an Excellence in Teaching Award from the Krieger School in 2006.