Dr. Nicola “Nicki” LoCascio
Associate Professor of Biological Sciences
Assistant Director for the Society of Yeager Scholars





B.S. (History and Biology), Mary Washington College of the University of Virginia
Ph.D. (Immunogenetics), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Prior to coming to Marshall, Dr. LoCascio’s research involved aspects of molecular biology and cellular immunology. However, after joining the Department of Biological Sciences ten years ago, Dr. LoCascio’s research interest has become Science Education. In particular, she focuses on teaching methodologies, the laboratory experience, and student assessment at the post-secondary level. She also monitors curriculum effectiveness and is involved with departmental assessment.


Dr. LoCascio currently teaches Principles of Biology, Principles of Genetics, and the Capstone Experience for Marshall seniors.


Service and Outreach
Dr. LoCascio’s interest in education and assessment led her to become Assistant Director for the Society of Yeager Scholars. The Yeager Program is an academic, privately-funded program that selects an elite group of eleven students each year. These students follow a rigorous curriculum that grooms them to become highly equipped, not only intellectually, but socially and professionally, for the job market. Dr. LoCascio’s role in the program consists of advising students, program administration, and program assessment. Dr. LoCascio is a member of The American Association of Immunologists and The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology.


Contact Info
telephone: (304) 696-3975
fax: (304) 696-7136
e-mail: locascio@marshall.edu
website: http://science.marshall.edu/locascio/
Yeager Scholars website: http://www.marshall.edu/yeager/