Jaclyn Madden

Associate Professor



My teaching focuses on developing students as lifelong learners and engaging them in the process of science through undergraduate research experiences. I challenge my students to find at least one thing about biology that intrigues them and makes them want to learn more. As the Principal Investigator for BIOTEC Pathways:  Expanding Pathways from High School into the Biotechnology Workforce (NSF 2000193), I am excited to create paths for students through HCC into biotechnology careers or further education.


  • B.S. Biology, Saint Vincent College
  • M.S. Biotechnology, Johns Hopkins University

Research Interests

  • Impact of biotechnology outreach activities on high school students’ academic and career decisions
  • Impact of undergraduate research experiences on students’ scientific identity

Scholarly/Creative Work

Diaz-Martinez, et al., (2019). Recommendations for effective integration of ethics and responsible conduct of research (E/RCR) education into course-based undergraduate research experiences:  A meeting report.  CBE-LSE, 18(2):mr2, 1-10. doi:10.1187/cbe.18-10-0203

Madden, J. (2017).  [Review of Cat Wars: The Devastating Consequences of a Cuddly Killer, Marra & Santella]. Am Biol Teach, 79(6), 500. doi:10.1525/abt.2017.79.6.500

Madden, J.  (2014).  [Review Case Studies in Allergic Disorders, Oettgen & Geha].  Am Biol Teach, 76(5), 354. doi:10.1525/abt2014.76.5.12

Rappazzo, W.M. & Madden, J.A.  (2013). Biochemistry & Cell Biology:  The Science of Life Laboratory Manual.  Dubuque, IA:  Kendall Hunt Publishing Company.

Courses Taught

  • BIO 120 General Biology I
  • BIO 124 Foundations of Biotechnology
  • BIO 125 Laboratory Methods for Biotechnology
  • GS 183 Introduction to Research Methods
  • BIO 119 Biology for Health Professionals


  • Biology
  • Biotechnology