Stephanie A. Richards

Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology

Contact Information

Druckenmiller Hall - 230B

Teaching this semester

BIOL 1068. Cancer Biology

Examines the biological basis of cancer, including the role of oncogenes and tumor suppressors in regulating how the cell divides, how environmental agents and viruses can induce DNA mutations leading to cancerous growth, and the genetic basis of cancerous cells. Examines diagnostic procedures and explores emerging technologies that are developing new treatments based on cancer cell characteristics.

BIOL 1109. Scientific Reasoning in Biology, B

Lectures examine fundamental biological principles, from the sub-cellular to the ecosystem level with an emphasis on critical thinking and the scientific method. Laboratory sessions will help develop a deeper understanding of the techniques and methods used in the biological science by requiring students to design and conduct their own experiments. Lecture and weekly laboratory/discussion groups. To ensure proper placement, students must take the biology placement examination and must be recommended for placement in Biology 1109.


  • B.S. (Bates)
  • Ph.D. (Vermont)