Mark Zelman, Ph.D.

Mark Zelman Associate Professor of Biology

Office Location: Stephens Hall, Room 214
Telephone: 630-844-5142
Fax: 630-844-3852
Email Address: mzelman@aurora.edu

Before beginning at AU, Mark was a biology professor, an administrator at Chicago-area colleges, and a medical writer. Mark pursues a wide range of interests in biology and he is especially interested in promoting scientific literacy and enhancing K-12 science education. He enjoys bird-watching and camping with his family, and wears out quite a few shoes running roads and trails.

Education

PhD Loyola University Chicago
BS Rockford College

Areas of Specialization

Microbiology
Cell Biology
Immunology
Human Diseases

Courses Taught 

Biology of Cells
Microbiology
Immunology
Advanced Cellular Biology
Senior Capstone in the Natural Sciences
Human Biology
Women in Science

Highlights of Publications, Honors and Professional Contributions

Councilor-at-Large, Illinois State Academy of Sciences
Member, American Association for the Advancement of Science

Books

Infection Control and Safety: A Guide for Healthcare Professionals. Mark Zelman and Carrie L. Zelman. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall (2014).

Human Diseases: A Systemic Approach 8th edition. Mark Zelman, Paul Holdaway, Elaine Tompary, Jill Raymond. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall (2014).

Selected Articles and Abstracts

Magill’s Medical Guide, 7th edition. Contributing author: Brucellosis, Leptospirosis, Ankylosing Spondylosis. Hackensack, NJ: Salem Press (2014).

Thomas E. and Zelman M.E. The Role of Depression on Healing Time of Clavicle Fractures. Transactions of the Illinois State Academy of Sciences. 2011.

Singh N. and Zelman M. E. Prevalence of Antibiotic Resistant Streptococci among Aurora University Undergraduates.  Transactions of the Illinois State Academy of Sciences. 2010.

Stark E. A. and Zelman M. E. Prevalence of Beta Hemolytic Streptococci among Aurora University Undergraduates.  Transactions of the Illinois State Academy of Sciences. 2009.

Contributing Author (1996) A Report of the Community College Group. Proceedings from Biotechnology and Ethics: A Blueprint for the Future. Northwestern University Press.

Zelman M.E. and Lange C.F. (1995) Immunochemical Studies of Streptococcal Cell Membrane Antigens Immunologically Related to Glomerular Basement Membrane. Hybridoma 14(6).

Zelman M.E. and Lange C.F. (1990) Use of Solid Phase C1q to Remove Soluble Antigen/Antibody Complexes in an Inhibition ELISA for Streptococcal Cell Membrane Antigens. Journal of Immunoassay 11(4) 545-554.

Zelman M.E. and Lange C.F. (1989) Isolation and Partial Characterization of Antigens Common to Basement Membrane and Streptococcal Cell Membrane (SCM) Employing Anti-SCM Monoclonal Antibody. Molecular Immunology 26, 915-923.

Highlights of Campus Involvement

University Assessment
University Ombudsperson
Faculty Senate