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Stephen N. Sarikas
Contact Info:
Tufts University
Department of Occupational
Therapy
574 Boston Ave.
Medford, MA 02155

Office: 617.627.5720
Fax: 617.627.3722
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Stephen N. Sarikas
PhD
Lecturer

Education:
Boston University School of Medicine
Southern Illinois University
University of Massachusetts

Background, Research and Expertise:
Stephen N. Sarikas received his PhD in anatomy from Boston University School of Medicine. His past research interests have included studies on the histochemistry of egg capsules in two salamander species (Ambystoma sp.), the development, maturation and distribution of small-granule APUD cells in the mammalian lung, and membrane-intermediate filament interactions in transitional epithelium during the contraction-expansion cycle of the mammalian urinary bladder. His current research interests are in the area of HIV/AIDS awareness among college students.

Dr. Sarikas has published articles on the development of the mammalian lung and cellular function in the mammalian urinary bladder. He has also written articles on HIV/AIDS awareness and connected learning in the classroom. His recently published laboratory manual, Laboratory Investigations in Anatomy & Physiology, is being used by students majoring in allied health professions at colleges and universities across the country.

Currently, Dr. Sarikas is Professor of Biology at Lasell College in Newton, Massachusetts and Lecturer of Anatomy at the Boston School of Occupational Therapy at Tufts University. His previous positions include Research Associate at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Assistant Professor of Biology at Boston University, and Research Assistant Professor at Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Sarikas has served on grant review panels for the National Science Foundation's Instrumentation and Laboratory Improvement Program and has reviewed several textbooks in anatomy and physiology and environmental science. He is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Association of Anatomists, and the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society.

Dr. Sarikas has taught courses in human anatomy and physiology, general biology, environmental science, human reproduction, invertebrate zoology, history of science, medical ethics, and seminars on Charles Darwin and AIDS in America. In 2008, he was selected to be Lasell College's fifth Joan Weiler Arnow '49 Professor, a three year endowed professorship which recognizes a scholar-teacher for his/her commitment to teaching and personal interest in students.