Teaching and Mentorship

Teaching Experience

The Biology Department at Siena is the perfect place for someone like me, who prefers a balance of both research and teaching responsibilities. The small class sizes mean I really get to know my students, and my courses are often able to have field-based labs. On our field trips, we go to nearby natural areas to conduct wildlife surveys, learn local plant and animal diversity, set up experiments, and meet local ecologists.

Siena College

  • Ecology (Fall 2015, 2016, 2017)
  • Biology of the Vertebrates (Spring 2016, 2017, 2018)
  • Research and Writing Skills for Biologists (Spring 2018)
  • General Biology I (Fall 2016)
  • Genomics and Bioinformatics (Spring 2017)
  • Member of the Genomics Education Partnership

St. Olaf College

  • Evolution and Diversity (Visiting Instructor, Spring 2013)

University of Minnesota

  • Introduction to Animal Behavior (T.A., Spring 2011)
  • Mammalogy (T.A., Fall 2009, Fall 2010)

Undergraduate Research Mentoring

  U OF M ADVISEE COURTNEY COMAR PRESENTS HER WORK IN APRIL 2012

U OF M ADVISEE COURTNEY COMAR PRESENTS HER WORK IN APRIL 2012

Siena Students - More details on Giarla Lab People page

  • Francesca Gallo (Biology '19)
  • Nimra Komal (Biology '19)
  • Samerna Masih (Biology '19)
  • Emily Roff (Biology '19)
  • Hannah Gregg (Biology '18)
  • Frank Mosher (Biology '18)
  • Jennifer Park (Biology '18)
  • Daniel Biljanoski (Biology '17)
  • Ashley Herkert (Biology '17)
  • Maria Valdez (Biology '17)
  • Naisla Defran (Biology '17)
  • Kylie Small (Biology '17)
  • Kelly Moolick (Biology '16)

Non-Siena Students