Eduardo A. Zappi, Ph.D.
Department Chair

Professor of Biology
Office: Rm 203 Alb
Ext: x 3203

A not so recent picture on vacation

A recent picture at work




About me:

I have been a member of the Natural Sciences Dept. at Caldwell College since 1994, although a science educator since 1980, year I joined the Peace Corps. There I conducted agricultural research and extension in Paraguay, South America.  I subsequently worked as teaching assistant (TA) while pursuing a Ph.D. degree at Rutgers University, NJ, teaching microbiology and plant physiology laboratory courses. While a graduate student I also had the opportunity to teach biology and physical sciences at Perth Amboy H.S., NJ.


 My wife Marta and I raised four daughters - we have been married for 30 years. During our free time we enjoy travelling, gardening, hiking and biking.


Education:     Postdoctoral, Ph.D. and M.S., Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

                        B.S University of Wisconsin, Madison                            


Research  Interests: coincide with advanced biology courses that I developed at Caldwell:


1. Microbiology (Bi 315  and 315 L)  In this capacity I have continued my graduate and postdoctoral studies of unique beneficial bacteria that inhabit the roots of plants. Some of these bacteria obtain nitrogen for plants. Others protect plants from insect and fungal attack.


Related Publications and Recent Poster Presentations


2. Histology (Microanatomy and Physiology, Bi 301 and 301 L). This is the microscopic study of animal cells and tissues.  In this capacity I have coauthored a medical textbook in Spanish, titled Dermatopatologia (Dermatopathology)


Related Publications:  Textbook


 Courses Taught at the Dept. of Natural Sciences, Caldwell College. (16 total)


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