Dr. Sherwin received his Ph.D. in 1972 from the University of Illinois and joined the Department in 1997.
My first love is the education of the undergraduate student, and I have been committed to and involved in such for the last 30 years at several institutions. I received by Ph.D. in populational and evolutionary genetics, but have taught a wide variety of biology courses since then.
I have spent several summers recently doing research in human cytogenetics in the Department of Human Genetics at the Graduate School of Public Health at the University of Pittsburgh. I collaborated during a sabbatical year with several physicians doing research on the relationship between overexpression of p53 protein and outcome in pediatric brain tumor patients.
More recently I worked for a year in the Clinical Cytogenetics Laboratory, Department of Human Genetics at the University of Pittsburgh. We analyzed primarily bone marrow specimens from patients for chromosomal abnormalities. I also performed many different kinds of FISH (Fluorescent In Situ Hybridizations) analyses on patient's cells for chromosomal abnormalities.