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Contact

Department of Biology

Main Office

The Department of Biology is located in the Papadakis Integrated Sciences Center at 33rd and Chestnut Streets. For faculty specific information, please view the directory.

Constantine Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building (PISB)
3245 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Phone: 215.895.2788
Fax: 215.895.1273
biology@drexel.edu


Department Leadership

Mary Katherine Gonder, PhD - Department Head of Biology

Mary Katherine Gonder, PhD
Department Head, Professor
Phone: 215.571.4638 | Office: PISB 420
Email: mkg62@drexel.edu

Laura E. Duwel, PhD

Laura Duwel, PhD
Assistant Department Head, Teaching Professor
Phone: 215.895.2636 | Office: PISB 219
Email: l.duwel@drexel.edu

Ryan Petrie, PhD

Ryan Petrie, PhD
Director of the Biology Graduate Program, Associate Professor
Phone: 215.895.1476 | Office: PISB 401.m1
Email: rjp336@drexel.edu

Administration

Caitlyn Jencarelli

Caitlyn Jencarelli
Assistant Director of Teaching Laboratories
Phone: (pending) | Office: PISB 205 Prep Lab
Email: ctj37@drexel.edu

Brenda Jones

Brenda Jones
Department Administrator
Phone: 215.895.2788 | Office: PISB 123.03
Email: joneswbg@drexel.edu

Alexa Bucciarelli

Alexa Bucciarelli
Administrative Coordinator
Phone: 215.895.2624
Email: arb384@drexel.edu

Matthew McDonald

Matthew McDonald
Director of Laboratory Services
Phone: 215.895.1457 | Office: PISB 205.01
Email: mtm35@drexel.edu

Kathleen Pelusi

Kathleen Pelusi
Program Manager (Graduate Adviser)
Phone: 215.895.6374 | Office: PISB 123.05
Email: kp475@drexel.edu

Kate Shepard

Katherine Shepard
Research Technician
Phone: 215.571.4529 | Lab: PISB 312 D-2
Email: kas533@drexel.edu

Swathi Swaminathan

Swathi Swaminathan
Staff Scientist
Phone: 215-895-6884 | Lab: PISB B401-b2
Email: ss4266@drexel.edu

Ashley Szyper

Ashley Szyper
Lab Technician
Phone: (pending) | Lab: PISB 205 Prep Lab
Email: as3786@drexel.edu