Cabrini College's emphasis on personal interaction with students drew Dr. Kimberly Boyd to campus in 1999.
"I was interested in teaching at a school where student-faculty interactions were important," Boyd says.
She teaches general physiology, human anatomy and physiology, biological evolution, forensic science, and various introductory biology courses for majors and non-majors.
She serves as Coordinator of First-Year Advising and is a pre-med advisor for the Science department. She also directs programming of COL 101, a required seminar for first-year students exploring skills and strategies for college success.
Motivated students and colleagues have made her teaching career at Cabrini a joy. "I love coming to work here," Boyd says. "Everyone is so nice."
Boyd earned a B.S. at The College of New Jersey, and a Ph.D. 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.
Her more recent work, in collaboration with Princeton University, focuses on protein methylation as a mechanism to control cell division in normal and cancerous cells.
Dr. Boyd hails from West Chester, Pa., and has lived in New Jersey, California, Ohio, and Virginia. She now resides in West Chester.
Contact information:Dr. Kimberly BoydDepartment Chair and Associate Professor, BiologyCoordinator of First-Year AdvisingIadarola Center, Room firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://pages.cabrini.edu/kboyd