Cabrini College's emphasis on personal interaction with students drew Kimberly Boyd, Ph.D., to campus in 1999.
"I was interested in teaching at a school where student-faculty interactions were important," Boyd says.
After 14 years teaching general physiology, anatomy and physiology, biological evolution, forensic science, and various introductory biology courses for majors and non-majors in the Science Department, Boyd joined Academic Affairs as the Interim Associate Dean.
Boyd earned a bachelor of science at The College of New Jersey, and a doctorate in physiology from The University of Virginia. She then completed postdoctoral work at The University of California, Berkeley, where she studied ion-transport mechanisms controlling muscle contraction and gastric-acid secretion.
She also was a visiting researcher at Princeton University where her work focused on protein methylation as a mechanism to control cell division in normal and cancerous cells.
Her more recent work, in collaboration with Thomas Balshi, Ph.D., D.D.S. (who received an honorary degree from Cabrini College in 2010), Glenn Wolfinger, D.M.D., and Stephen Balshi at Pi Dental Center in Fort Washington, Pa., looks at the short- and long-term impact of smoking on dental implant osseointegration.
Boyd hails from and currently resides in West Chester, Pa.
Contact information:Kimberly Boyd, Ph.D.Interim Associate Dean for Academic AffairsAssociate Professor, BiologyGrace Hall, Room firstname.lastname@example.org