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Joan Lloyd

Professor of Chemistry

A.S., Norwalk State Technical College
B.S., Southern Connecticut State University
M.S., Southern Connecticut State University


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  • Phone: 203-332-5211
  • Office: LH-C281


An experienced chemistry instructor with extensive knowledge in the areas of chemistry, biotechnology, and biochemistry, Ms. Lloyd earned Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degree's in chemistry with a concentration in biochemistry. The Master's thesis research was published in the Journal of Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics in February 2002. This work, entitled DNA Sequencing and Analysis of an Olfactory-Specific Gene Cloned from the Olfactory System of Atlantic Salmon, Salmo Salar, required proficiency in biochemistry and biotechnology techniques. This research employed the most current techniques in biochemistry such as: vector ligation and transformation, isolation and purification of DNA clones, polymerase chain reaction (PCR), manual and automated DNA sequencing, gel electrophoresis, and oligonucleotide design of primers as well as a comprehensive understanding of bioinfomatics. Computer software had been used as an aid for both molecular modeling and also in analyzing and predicting protein structure and function. Also, databases such as the Protein Data Bank (PDB) and Basic Local Alignment Search Tool (BLAST) were used for homology searches.

In addition to scientific experience, she also has a wealth of pedagogical teaching knowledge. Teaching experience includes teaching an introductory chemistry course at Housatonic Community College, as well as teaching general chemistry, organic chemistry, and chemistry for nursing at area Universities. She is also a certified secondary school chemistry teacher for the State of Connecticut. Completed a competitive and rigorous program that included educational courses in instructional strategies, special education, multicultural education, mind styles, classroom management, assessment, and classroom technology.

Ms. Lloyd teaches both traditional class and an online hybrid version of course, CHE*111, Concepts of Chemistry.


Pang, J., Lloyd, J. and Hartman, K.A. A gene coding for a novel protein specific to the olfactory rosettes of Atlantic salmon. In preparation of publication in the Journal of Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics.

Pang, J., Hartman, K.A., Chandlee, J.M., Rhoads, D.E., Yu, J. and Lloyd, J. Molecular cloning of an olfactory specific gene from the olfactory epithelium in Atlantic salmon, Salmo salar. Poster presented at the American Chemical Society National Meeting, spring 2000, San Francisco, California. Abstract published in ACS journal Biochemistry 39 (6), 1571.

Bonds, W. D., Grant, C. L., McClelland, R. A., Scarpa, J. M., Cocchiarella, T. L., Jaundrill, K. L., Lloyd, J. M., Nowack, A. J., Chialastri, K. N., Collins, E. F., Solimini, E. D., Lloyd J., and Sr. Mary Jane Paolella. Applying genomics to the interstellar space flight problem: A progress report on the SHA astrogenomics project. Poster presented at the 12th International Sequencing and Analysis Conference, Sept. 15, 2000, Miami Beach, FL. Abstract published in TIGR Exploring the Genomic World (p-015), 50.

Pang, J., Yu, J., Hartman, K.A., Chandlee, J.M., Lloyd, J., and Rhoads, D.E. Molecular cloning of a metabotropic glutamate receptor (mGluR) in olfactory epithelium from the Atlantic salmon, Salmo salar. Abstract for the Sixth CSU Research Conference, Eastern Connecticut State University.

Awards received

American Institute of Chemists Outstanding Graduate Student Award from Southern Connecticut State University.

Harry O. Haakenson Memorial Award in Chemistry from Southern Connecticut State University.

Outstanding Freshman Chemistry Award from The University of Connecticut.

The Who's Who Among Junior Colleges Award from Norwalk State Technical College.