Biology Program

Penn State Erie, The Behrend College

Dr. Paul E. Barney, Jr.

Lecturer in Biology

Ph.D. Plant Physiology, University of Kentucky, 1984

M.S. Plant Physiology, University of Kentucky, 1980
B.S. Biology, Gannon University, 1975

Teaching Interests:

Protein Structure and Function, Biochemistry, Plant Physiology, Cell Biology, Freshman Biology, General Botany (non-majors).

Protein Structure and Function: This course is designed to introduce the student to the factors determining the structure of proteins, from the sequence of the amino acids to the three-dimensional structure of the protein in its environment. Computer plotting programs will be utilized to demonstrate the stucture of the proteins. The function of the protein and its relationship to structure will also be presented.

Biology: Basic Concepts and Biodiversity (BIOL 110S) is designed to introduce students to the basic concepts of genetics, evolution, and the development of the biological diversity found on Earth. The class incorporates a laboratory designed to give practical experiences to the student. The course also utilizes information and exercises found on the World Wide Web.


Research Interests:

The Arboretum at Penn State Erie: Since the designation of the Penn State Erie campus as an arboretum, a major effort has been undertaken to catalog and map the trees on campus. There is a large diversity of tree species on campus, both native and introduced. A database is being established as the arboretum is inventoried. Pictures and information about many of the trees will be provided on the Arboretum Website.


Interested persons can reach me for information at:
Phone: 814-898-7133

This page was last updated 13 Sep 2003.