Thomas Koval, PhD, is a Lecturer in the 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, and Radiation Biology courses.
He received a BS 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 has previously received the Excellence in Teaching Award in Biotechnology.