Mark Randa, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Microbiology
Academic Divisions - Science, Engineering & Mathematics
Science Building
856-691-8600, 1287
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B.S. Pennsylvania State University
M.S., Ph.D. Temple University

Mark Randa is an Assistant Professor of Biology at Cumberland County College in New Jersey. Mark’s teaching focus stretches from Introductory Biology series to Microbiology. Mark earned his B.S. in Biology from Pennsylvania State University in 2000. He attended Temple University where he earned his M.S. and Ph.D. in Molecular Microbial Ecology.  He research while at Temple University focused on the ecology of Vibrio vulnificus.  Mark’s work examined the seasonal and annual population dynamics of V. vulnificus in Barnegat Bay, New Jersey, using a novel quantitative PCR approach. In addition, he expanded on the applications of bromodeoxyuridine (BrdU) for measuring microbial activity and applied the approach to identify grazers of V. vulnificus and to measure the protozoan grazing impact on natural V. vulnificus populations. Mark has been an Assistant Professor of Biology at Cumberland County College since 2007. Mark has served and chaired on numerous college committees, ranging from Strategic Planning Initiatives to the Student Success Task Force.