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Carol Ward

Professor of Biology
Office: 2158 DP
Phone: (847)376-7039

Welcome to my Oakton home page. I joined Oakton Community College in 1995 as an adjunct faculty member. I was hired for a full-time position in 1996 and have taught a variety of biology courses, including general biology (both 101 and 121), microbiology, human genetics, interdisciplinary undergraduate laboratory research and nutrition. I received my Bachelor of Science in Biology from George Mason University and my Ph.D. in Medical Microbiology and Immunology from the University of Florida. I was then a postdoctoral fellow at Northwestern University for four years studying RNA virus replication. I love biology and have participated in both frog and butterfly monitoring in Illinois.  I have two adult children, both have attended Oakton and transferred to universities.   I love gardening, hiking, traveling and pretty much anything that gets me outside!

Materials for Spring 2012:

General College Biology:  Campbell, Reece, Biology, 9th edition, 2011, Pearson Education

BIO 121 Custom Lab Manual 

Microbiology:Tortora, G., et al.: Microbiology An Introduction, The Benjamin/Cummings Publishing Company, 2013, Eleventh Edition. 

Michael J. LeBoffe & Burton E. Pierce: A Photographic Atlas for the Microbiology Laboratory, Morton Publishing Company, 2011, Fourth Edition. 

Laboratory Manual (In-house publication)



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