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meMy name is John Polos and I am a part time Biology Instructor at Laney College.  I have taught at Laney since 2007 and I am very proud to be part of the very dedicated and organized Biology department there. The classes I teach are Basic Human Anatomy and Physiology (Bio 24) and Human Nutrition (Bio 28).  I also currently teach Human Anatomy at another district and in the past I have taught laboratory courses in Human Anatomy and Physiology, Animal Physiology and Animal biology at Cal State University East Bay.

I received my M.S. in Biological Sciences at CSU East Bay where I focused on vertebrate physiolgoy (including environmental, neural, and patho physiology).   For my masters thesis, I studied the use of abdominal muscles during breathing cycles of cane toads during stressful conditions.  I also did research work studying lymph movement in bull frogs. I obtained my BS in biology from St. Mary’s College.

I have been a class room teacher for over 10 years. Before I came to Laney I taught ESL at the College of Alameda. Prior to that, I taught Biology, Chemistry at St. Mary’s high school.

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