Inspired by his father — a former science teacher — to pursue the sciences, Dr. Zito remains amazed by “the incredible machine we call the human body.” He applies his passion to his work both as a professor at USJ and a clinical researcher at Yale University Medical School in the Department of Medical Oncology where he works in cancer research.
At University of Saint Joseph, Dr. Zito readily shares his laboratory research experience and knowledge of the biological sciences with students, providing them with a distinctive teaching style focused on “real life” applicability. His work in the lab, including patient case studies, shapes his teaching.
“I believe you can teach a student a lesson for a day, for a week, even for a year, and while some lessons are retained, most are forgotten,” he said. “It is the spark of curiosity, though, that gives a student the tools to learn, and makes her a student for life.” Students in his classes are “sparked” by Dr. Zito’s real-life passion, knowledge, and expertise.
Ph.D., Molecular Biology & Biochemistry, Wesleyan University
M.S., Cellular & Molecular Biology, University of New Haven
B.S., Biological & Physical Sciences, Albertus Magnus College
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