Nirupama Narayanan

Assistant Professor

Brownson Hall, 234

Dr. Narayanan is an assistant professor of biology, specializing in viral biochemistry, microbiology, and molecular genetics. She teaches Microbiology for Health Sciences, Human Genetics, and Biotechnology Seminar. Her research interests include oral microbiology and higher education pedagogy. She is currently investigating antibacterial effects of plant essential oils on oral bacteria. She is also studying the clinical consequences and mechanisms by which pathogenic, resistant bacterial strains of Group A Streptococcus are currently spreading worldwide. She has many ongoing collaborative research projects with faculty from New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY.

Molecular and Cell Biology, PhD, University of Maryland
Biological Sciences, MS, Birla Institute of Technology and Science

Student Perceptions of iPad Efficacy for Collaborative Learning in Biology.
Kentucky Journal of Excellence in College Teaching and Learning, 16, pages 52-64, 2019.


Success in the STEM Curricula.
College Quarterly, 21(2): 2019.


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National Teaching and Learning Forum, 26(6), pages 8-9: 2017.


Caffeination with Classroom Activities: Breaking Monotony of Lectures.
College Teaching, 63(2), page 90, 2015.