Director of Laboratories Mark Sarvary
A strong advocate of communication within the sciences, Dr. Sarvary’s efforts with the local science café (Follow them @ScienceCabaret on Twitter) and scientific debate clubs have brought new life into teaching biology at Cornell University. When he is not busy doing research or developing new pedagogical methods to enhance biology education, you can find him sailing on Cayuga Lake. He maintains a strong Hungarian accent, so his students better pay attention in lectures!
Read his blog series: From the Desk of the Director
Work Phone 255-2031
Office Location 1140 Comstock Hall
Office Hours Monday and Tuesday 10:00-11:00 am
Lab Coordinator Martha Lyon
Work Phone 255-4409
Office Location 1105 Comstock Hall
Asst. Lab Coordinator KC Ryan
Assistant laboratory coordinator and resident heavy lifter, KC likes coffee, coffee, and coffee; though not necessarily in that order. Will accept punched coffee cards for shops local to the CALS region; just leave them under her door.
Work Phone 255-1305
Office Location 1128 Comstock Hall
Course Coordinator Irena Horvatt
She might look like a student, but Irena is BIOG 1500’s wearer of many administrative hats. Coffee addict, lover of cats, books, cooking, tattoos, and proof reading (she’s not kidding)! Will assist you in any and all academic scheduling needs regarding BIOG 1500. Manages course media, copy editing, public relations, and this webpage.
Work Phone 255-2031
Office Location 1130 Comstock Hall
— 6 Week Summer Session Teaching Staff —
Maria Carrizales Laboratory Instructor
Originally from Coalinga, California via Fresno, Maria came to Cornell to study fruit development in potato berries, in the Plant Breeding & Genetics Department. She loved teaching and Ithaca so much she agreed to stay on as the Summer Session lab instructor for BIOG 1500. When not looking at potato fruit or teaching she’s probably drinking coffee. Probably with KC Ryan or Irena Horvatt.
Office Location 1132 Comstock Hall