Kimberly L. Boyd, PhD
Associate Professor, Biology
Associate Dean for Student Success
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, Kimberly Boyd, PhD, joined Academic Affairs.
She has served as the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and, most recently, the Associate Dean for Student Success.
Her more recent research, 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.
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.
Boyd earned a Bachelor of Science at The College of New Jersey, and a Doctorate in physiology from The University of Virginia.
She completed postdoctoral work at The University of California, Berkeley, where she studied ion-transport mechanisms controlling muscle contraction and gastric-acid secretion.