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Patricia Koplas , PhD, MS, PT

  • Associate Professor , Biology Department
  • College of Arts and Sciences

Dr. Patricia Koplas teaches biology courses including cell biology, sophomore seminar, neurobiology, anatomy and physiology, and advanced pathophysiology to biology majors and nursing students.  She also teaches in the Honors program, the CORE program, and has led several John Belk International Program trips to Greece, Italy, and China.

In the spring of 2009, she won the William S. Lee Distinguished Professor Award.

Her research interests include cellular proteins, neurophysiology, and the benefits of exercise.  Currently, she is working with an honors student on a research project investigating the benefits of strength training in women. 

She is also a practicing physical therapist in acute care rehab at Presbyterian Hospital (Main) in Charlotte.  She regularly attends conferences related to physical therapy and the nervous system. 

She is involved in the Crossroads Charlotte initiative on the Queens campus designed to increase the role of Queens in promoting inclusion and equity in the Charlotte Community. She is an avid runner and enjoys yoga, gardening, and beekeeping.

Degrees

  • PhD  - Neurobiology; UNC-Chapel Hill
  • MS, PT  - Physical Therapy; Duke University
  • B.S.  - Biology; Bucknell University

Awards/Recognition

  • William S. Lee Distinguished Professor Award 2009 Queens University of Charlotte
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