Professor of Biology/Anatomy & Physiology
An experienced Anatomy and Physiology professor with extensive knowledge in the fields of human physiology with an emphasis on neuroscience, Prof. Zander earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Neuroscience from St. Lawrence University and Master of Philosophy degree in Cellular and Molecular Physiology from Yale University. His Master’s thesis, entitled Characterization of potential neural stem cells in adult wild-type and tuberous sclerosis mouse cerebellum, is available through Yale University libraries.
Prof. Zander teaches both traditional and hybrid versions of BIO 211: Anatomy and Physiology I and BIO 212: Anatomy and Physiology II along with traditional sections of BIO 119: Human Biology for Allied Health, a course which is designed for students interested in allied health fields (e.g. the College’s Surgical Technology and Medical Assisting programs). In addition to his background in science, he has extensive pedagogical teaching knowledge owing to over a decade of teaching and his work as course leader for all Anatomy and Physiology offerings at the College.
Zander, K. Characterization of potential neural stem cells in adult wild-type and tuberous sclerosis mouse cerebellum. Master’s thesis available through Yale University libraries, 2008.
Zander, K. Experimental Biology, 8th Edition: A review. Yale J Biol Med 80(2): 92–93, 2007.
Zander, K. Astrocytic extracellular pH regulation in central respiratory control nuclei. Honors thesis available through St. Lawrence University libraries, 2006.
Erlichman, J. S., Boyer, A., Zander, K., Putnam, R. W., Ritucci, N. A., and Leiter, J. C.. Optical mapping of voltage changes in cells involved in respiratory control in medullary brain slice. Presented at Experimental Biology, April 3, 2005, San Diego, CA.
Leiter, J. C., Hewitt-Higgins, A., Damon, T., Kurasz, J., Zander, K. and Erlichman, J. S. The ventilatory effects of impaired astrocytic-neuronal lactate shuttle in the rat. Presented at Experimental Biology, April 3, 2005, San Diego, CA.