Dr. Nicholas Quintyne joins the Biology Department as an Assistant Professor Fall 2013.
Dr. Quintyne received his Bachelors degree in Biology from Dickinson College, his PhD in Biology from The Johns Hopkins University, was a post-doctoral fellow at The Johns Hopkins University and the University of Pittsburgh, and was an Assistant Professor at the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College at Florida Atlantic University. A cell biologist, Dr. Quintyne will be teaching courses in Molecular and Cell Biology, Cancer Biology and Cell Signaling at SUNY Fredonia. Dr. Quintyne’s research focuses on the activity of various microtubule-associated proteins and cytoskeletal organization as well as cell cycle and mitotic progression in cancer cells. He uses cell culture and microscopy techniques to examine defects in mitotic progression and has been characterizing the effects of various drugs and carcinogens on inducing or preventing mitotic defects. Dr. Quintyne has 9 publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals.
His former colleagues laud him as an outstanding instructor, and point out that his students consistently went on to first rate medical and graduate schools, largely because of his excellent research skills and the strong work ethic he modeled for his students. The Biology faculty and students look forward to Dr. Quintyne’s arrival and the new curricular and research opportunities he will bring to the department!