Natural Science Advisory Council
Amy Diegelman-Parente

Fredonia Science Center
221 Science Center
State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
Ph: 716-673-3285

Dr. Holly Lawson
Project Shepherd

Markus Kessler
Director of Facilities Planning

John Kijinski
Dean, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Betty Gossett
Associate Vice President for University Development

David Tiffany
Vice President for University Advancement & Executive Director of the Fredonia College Foundation

 Amy Parente

Amy D. Parente

Graduation date from Fredonia: 1995
Major(s) while at Fredonia: Chemistry and Biology
Other Education:

Ph.D., 1999, University of Rochester

Present professional positions
Assistant Professor and Director of Biochemistry:

Mercyhurst College, Erie PA

Parente Web Page

Last professional positions
Positions (academic)
September 2004 - May 2010 Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Penn State Altoona
June 2004 – August 2004

National Science Foundation Visiting Research Fellow, Penn State University

August 2002 – December 2003 Lecturer, Penn State Altoona
November 1999 – December 2003

American Cancer Society Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Penn State University

Professional affiliation(s), e.g. Boards, National Committees, etc.
2007 - 
American Cancer Society Advisory Board member
2007 - 
American Cancer Society Advocacy Chair for the Pennsylvania Central Division
2006 -
American Cancer Society Legislative Ambassador
2000 -
American Association for the Advancement of Science
1993 -
American Chemical Society
Brief bio

Amy Diegelman graduated from SUNY Fredonia in 1995 with dual Bachelor’s degrees in Biology and Chemistry.  While at Fredonia, she was the recipient of numerous awards including the Edward D. Steele Scholarship, Freshman Chemistry Award, Fredonia Scholar Award, Dingledy Scholar Award, Phi Beta Kappa Achievement Award, and the Chemistry Department’s Senior Chemistry Award.  She continued her education at the University of Rochester, earning a M.S. in Chemistry in 1997 and her Ph.D in Bioorganic Chemistry in 1999.  While at Rochester, she was recognized for her scholarly, research, and teaching accomplishments through a Sherman Clarke Fellowship, Weisberger Memorial Fellowship, and the Carl A. Whiteman Teaching Award.  Dr. Parente (Amy is married to John Parente (B.S. Biology ’95)) completed her postdoctoral work at Penn State University, funded by an American Cancer Society Postdoctoral Fellowship.  She joined the faculty at Penn State Altoona in the Spring of 2004 as an Assistant Professor of Biochemistry.  Her research interests are divided between structure-function studies of oligonucleotides and science education (implementation of alternative pedagogies).  She lives with her husband and sons in Erie, PA where they are expecting thier third child in July.

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