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Lauri J. Miller, M.S.

Lauri J. Miller, M.S.

Instructor of Biology

millerl_profilepage.jpgPrior to joining the University of Saint Joseph faculty in 2005, Lauri Miller’s love of science led her to   pursue a ten-year career in the laboratory setting.   As a researcher at the University of Connecticut Health Center, Miller conducted studies on various issues in the field of immunology, including factors related to the development of breast cancer, prostate cancer, prostatitis and glaucoma.  

Although Miller now spends most   of her time in the academic realm, it is no surprise that her extensive background in the   research   field   and her deep appreciation for the scientific method   has influenced her teaching philosophy.   “Science is a field where it is not only important to focus on the minute details, but also be able to keep in mind the larger picture of what it all means,” she said. “My teaching philosophy is to explore the particulars while always trying to relate the teaching back to the bigger picture.”

In the classroom setting, Miller believes that her ability to understand and relate to young adults and her   passion for science   enables her to build meaningful relationships with her students   and support them in their academic and personal pursuits.   “University of Saint Joseph promotes higher-level thinking in a secure, safe environment,” she said. “It gives the students the chance to mature and meet their full potential.”

Academic degrees

M.S. Biology, University of Saint Joseph 
B.S. Chemistry, Hobart & William Smith College

Contact Information

Phone: 1.860.231.5864 
Email: lmiller@usj.edu 
Department Website:  Biology 

Recent Research/Publications/Presentations

Rezaie   T, Child A, Hitchings R, Brice G,   Miller L, Coca-Prados   M,   H eon E,   Krupin   T,   Ritch   R, Kreutzer D, Crick R,   Sarfarazi   M; (2002).  “ Adult-onset Primary Open Angle Glaucoma caused by Mutations in   Optineurin,” Science, 295 1077-1079.  

Miller LJ,   Fischer KA,   Goralnick   SJ,   Litt   M, Burleson JA,   Albertsen   P & Kreutzer DL; (2002) “Interleukin-10 Levels in Seminal Plasma: Implications for Chronic Prostatitis-Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome,”   Journal of Urology , 167 (2) 753-756.

Miller LJ,   Fischer KA,Goralnick   SJ,   Litt   M, Burleson JA,   Albertsen   P & Kreutzer DL; (2002) “Nerve Growth Factor and Chronic Prostatitis/Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome,”   Urology   59(4)   603-8.

Miller LJ,   Kurtzman   SH, Anderson K, Wang YP,   Stankus   M,   Renna   M, Barrows G, Lindquist RR & Kreutzer DL; (1999) “TheIinterleukin-1 Family Expression in Human Breast Cancer: Interleukin-1 Receptor Antagonist,”   Cancer Investigation , 18 (4) 293-302.