- "Robert H. Tamarin is currently Professor of Biology and Dean of Sciences at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell, a position he has held since September 1996. He began his teaching career at Boston University, where he remained for 25 years; for the last six years, he was Professor and Chairman of the Biology Department. He received his B.S. degree from the City University of New York, Brooklyn College, and his Ph.D. from Indiana University. Before beginning at Boston University, Professor Tamarin was a National Institutes of Health Postdoctoral Fellow in the Genetics Department at the University of Hawaii and a Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow in the Biology Department at Princeton University. His research interests have focused on evolutionary genetics. He has developed electrophoretic, radioisotope, and DNA fingerprinting techniques for use in small mammal studies that were funded by the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the Atomic Energy Commission, and the American Philosophical Society. Most recently, he was the recipient of two educational grants from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Professor Tamarin also is a widely published and well-recognized author of many scientific articles. He is a regular contributor to Science Year, The World Book Annual Supplement, a consultant for Microsoft?s Encarta CD encyclopedia, and a Microsoft Encarta ""Genetics Expert."" He is listed in fifteen ""Who?s Who"" listings, including Who?s Who in the World, Who?s Who in Frontiers of Science and Technology, and Outstanding Scientists of the 20th Century. Professor Tamarin has taught Introductory Genetics to thousands of students at Boston University in a broad range of class sizes and settings. "