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Nancy Zeller

Adjunct Professorial Lecturer School of Education

Additional Positions at AU

  • Director, Biology Teaching Laboratories
Dr. Zeller's research centers on developing interactive laboratory experiences to heighten interest and awareness of the scientific process and biological principles. She has developed lab exercises for all ages from elementary students to undergraduates. For example, she has prepared laboratories on the structure and function of DNA for fifth graders and organized the General Biology I manual so it begins with defining genes and how they work. Her training was in Molecular Biology, and she has written Laboratory Manuals for three different Biology courses.


PhD, Department of Microbiology, School of Dental Surgery University of Maryland, Baltimore
BS, Biology, Pennsylvania State University

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CAS - Dean's Office
Mary Graydon - 327A
Contact Info
(202) 885-2191 (Office)
(202) 885-2182 (Fax)

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See Also
Biology Department

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Executive Experience

  • (1990) Director, Biology Teaching Laboratories, Department of Biology American University
  • (1988) Adjunct Professor, Department of Biology, Georgetown University
  • (1981) Senior Staff Fellow, Laboratory of Molecular Genetics, NINCDS National Institutes of Health
  • (1980) Staff Fellow, Laboratory of Tumor Virus Genetics, National Cancer Institute National Institutes of Health
  • (1978) Post-Doctorate, Departments of Pathology and Biochemistry, University of Florida

Selected Publications

  • Zeller, N.K., and M.K. Schwartz. General Biology Laboratories: Evolution and the Kingdoms. Kendall/Hunt Publishing Co. Dubuque, 1996.
  • Zeller, N.K. Experiments for General Biology. Kendall/Hunt Publishing Co: Dubuque, 1996.
  • Keider, B., N.K. Zeller, R.A. Lazzarini, S. Shuman, F.A. McMorris, and D. Pleasure: Inverse effects of cyclic AMP on synthesis of a myelin glycoprotein and myelin glycoprotein and myelin glycolipid J. Neurosci 1988.
  • Kristensson, K., K.V. Holmes, C.S. Duchala, N.K. Zeller, R.A. Lazzarini, and M. Dubois-Dalcq: Increased levels of myelin basic protein transcripts in virus- induced demyelination. Nature 322: 544-547, 1986.