Mark Zelman, Ph.D.

Mark Zelman Associate Professor of Biology
Office Location: Stephens Hall, Room 205
Telephone Number: 630-844-5142
Email Address: mzelman@aurora.edu

Teaching Philosophy
I believe that the teacher/student relationship requires mutual trust and respect. In addition, two objectives guide my day-to-day approach. My students should gain knowledge about the natural world, and students should refine their ability to know and understand.  Inside and outside the classroom I advocate for an educational process that affirms these principles.

Education
PhD Loyola University Chicago
BS Rockford College

Areas of Specialization
Microbiology
Immunology
Cell biology

Courses Taught
Biology of Cells
Microbiology
Immunology
Advanced Cellular Biology
Senior Capstone
Human Biology
Women in Science

Highlights of Publications, Honors and Professional Contributions
Secretary, Illinois State Academy of Sciences
Member, American Association for the Advancement of Science

Books:
Sanderson C., Zelman M., Lynch M., Munsell M. Essential Health. Tinley Park: Goodheart-Willcox (2015).

Sanderson C. and Zelman M. Comprehensive Health. Tinley Park: Goodheart-Willcox (2015).

Infection Control and Safety: A Guide for Healthcare Professionals. Mark Zelman and Carrie L. Zelman. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall (2014).  

Human Diseases: A Systemic Approach 8th edition. Zelman M, Raymond J, Tompary E., Holdaway P. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall (2015).  

Selected Articles and Abstracts:
Magill’s Medical Guide, 7th edition. Contributing author: Brucellosis, Leptospirosis, Ankylosing Spondylosis. Hackensack, NJ: Salem Press (2014).

Thomas E. and Zelman M.E. The Role of Depression on Healing Time of Clavicle Fractures. Transactions of the Illinois State Academy of Sciences. (2011).

Singh N. and Zelman M. E. Prevalence of Antibiotic Resistant Streptococci among Aurora University Undergraduates.  Transactions of the Illinois State Academy of Sciences. (2010).

Stark E. A. and Zelman M. E. Prevalence of Beta Hemolytic Streptococci among Aurora University Undergraduates.  Transactions of the Illinois State Academy of Sciences. (2009).

Selected Articles and Abstracts

Magill’s Medical Guide, 7th edition. Contributing author: Brucellosis, Leptospirosis, Ankylosing Spondylosis. Hackensack, NJ: Salem Press (2014).

Thomas E. and Zelman M.E. The Role of Depression on Healing Time of Clavicle Fractures. Transactions of the Illinois State Academy of Sciences. 2011.

Singh N. and Zelman M. E. Prevalence of Antibiotic Resistant Streptococci among Aurora University Undergraduates.  Transactions of the Illinois State Academy of Sciences. 2010.

Stark E. A. and Zelman M. E. Prevalence of Beta Hemolytic Streptococci among Aurora University Undergraduates.  Transactions of the Illinois State Academy of Sciences. 2009.

Contributing Author (1996) A Report of the Community College Group. Proceedings from Biotechnology and Ethics: A Blueprint for the Future. Northwestern University Press.

Zelman M.E. and Lange C.F. (1995) Immunochemical Studies of Streptococcal Cell Membrane Antigens Immunologically Related to Glomerular Basement Membrane. Hybridoma 14(6).

Zelman M.E. and Lange C.F. (1990) Use of Solid Phase C1q to Remove Soluble Antigen/Antibody Complexes in an Inhibition ELISA for Streptococcal Cell Membrane Antigens. Journal of Immunoassay 11(4) 545-554.

Zelman M.E. and Lange C.F. (1989) Isolation and Partial Characterization of Antigens Common to Basement Membrane and Streptococcal Cell Membrane (SCM) Employing Anti-SCM Monoclonal Antibody. Molecular Immunology 26, 915-923.

Highlights of Campus Involvement
Faculty Development Committee
General Education Committee
Biology Department Curriculum Coordinator