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Biomedical Sciences

Quillen College of Medicine

Paul J. Monaco

Dr. Monaco

Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences
Curriculum Vitae

Contact Information:

Paul Monaco, Ph.D.
Department of Biomedical Sciences
Stanton-Gerber Hall (VA 178)
Room A205, Lab A235
Johnson City, TN 37614
423-439-2009 - Office
423-612-6282 - Cell


Ph.D. 1982 Marquette University,  Department of Biology
M.S.  1977  Marquette University, Department of Biology
B.A. (honors) 1974 Merrimack College, Department of Biology

Honors and Awards at the College of Medicine:

Recipient of Deans Teaching Award: 1993 1998
Lee Brashears Memorial Award for Excellence in Teaching and Student Support: 2001 - 2003
Nominee for Caduceus Club Teaching Award: 2000 2015
Recipient Caduceus Club Teaching Award Professor of the Year: 2002, 2003, 2008, 2010, 2013, 2015
Caduceus Club Course of the Year: Cell and Tissue Biology 2010 awarded to course director
Recipient Deans Distinguished Teaching Award for Basic Sciences: 2003, 2012 

Professional Background:

American Society for Cell Biology
International Association of Medical Science Educators
Sigma Xi - The Scientific Research Society

Research / Teaching Interests:
Case Oriented Learning I & II (course director since 2000)
Cell & Tissue Biology (course director since 2009)
Human Genetics (course director since 2010)

Current Service Activities at the College of Medicine:
Dr. Monaco's service over the years has included the Faculty Senate, the COM Admissions Committee, the COM Promotions and Tenure Committee, numerous self-study committees and search committees; many in leadership positions.  Presently he serves on the:
     Medical Student Education Committee (charter member)
     Student Promotions Committee
     Financial Aid and Scholarship Committee
     Deans Faculty Advisory Council

Research Interests:

I am interested in new approaches for teaching and learning, including computer assisted instruction and small group discussions. Highlights of  my histology teaching.   

More than 40 published research papers and abstracts have focused mainly on the cytogenetics and evolutionary biology of poeciliid fishes. Recently Dr. Monaco has begun to study neurodevelopment using a zebrafish model.  He is also interested in computer assisted instruction and small group learning methods.

Lab Members:
Debbie Lee


Airhart, M.J., Lee, D.H., Wilson, T.D., Miller, B.E., Miller, M.N., Skalko, R.G. & Monaco, P.J.Adverse Effects of Serotonin
Depletion in Developing Zebrafish.  Neurotoxicology and Teratology 4 (2012) 152-160.
Denham, J.W., Robichaud, F., Abercrombie, C.L., Kwasigroch, T.E. & Monaco P.J.  Cadaver presentations: an integrative,
clinical approach to anatomy. American Association of Anatomists. Abstract 3959. 2013

 PubMed Publications


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