Stephen N. Sarikas, Ph.D.Professor of Biology
Office: Wass Hall
Department: Mathematics and Science
Degrees: Ph.D., Boston University School of Medicine; M.A., Southern Illinois University at Carbondale; B.S., University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Professor Sarikas has published articles on the development of the mammalian lung and cellular function in the mammalian urinary bladder. He has also written articles on HIV/AIDS awareness and Connected Learning in the classroom. His book Laboratory Investigations in Anatomy & Physiology is being used at colleges and universities across the country. Prior to his position at Lasell College, Stephen Sarikas was a Research Associate at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Assistant Professor of Biology at Boston University, and Research Assistant Professor at Boston University School of Medicine. He has served on grant review panels for the National Science Foundation's Instrumentation and Laboratory Improvement Program and has reviewed several textbooks in anatomy and physiology and environmental science. He currently serves as the Chairperson of the Conservation Commission for the city of Chelsea, Massachusetts.
Stephen N. Sarikas’ research interests have included studies on the histochemistry of egg capsules in two salamander species (Ambystoma sp.), the development, maturation and distribution of small-granule APUD cells in the mammalian lung, and membrane-intermediate filament interactions in transitional epithelium during the contraction-expansion cycle of the mammalian urinary bladder. His current research interests are in the area of HIV/AIDS awareness among college students.
What do you like about teaching at Lasell College?
“I enjoy teaching at Lasell because the College encourages its Faculty to experiment and to be creative in the classroom.”