New professor fascinated with science

By Samantha McDevitt
November 7, 2002

Angelina Wagner

Dr. Chris Kule is a new member of the Cabrini faculty in the biology department. He teaches general biology and general chemistry and later will be teaching biochemistry, biotechnology and endocrinology.

Kule has always been fascinated with science, biology being a particular interest of his. “It is fascinating how life works on all levels,” Kule said.

Kule graduated from Penn State with a bachelor’s of science in biology, and then went on to graduate school at Penn State College of Medicine in Hershey, Pa., receiving his degree in Cellular and Molecular Physiology. Then Kule went on to do his doctorate work and his post-doctoral research.

Kule’s post-doctoral research was done at the Weis Center for Research/Geisinger Clinic.

During this time he was involved in cardiac research, where he studied interactions between certain hormones and receptor proteins and how they function.

Before Kule joined the staff at Cabrini he was a member of the staff at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pa.

When asked why he decided to come to Cabrini, he said, “I was looking for a college that emphasized commitment to students and excellence. Cabrini seems to embrace that philosophy.” Kule also said that he was very impressed with the science department and he felt that it was a wonderful opportunity to be a part of Cabrini College.

It is the belief of this professor that he is where he is today because of his family, who has always encouraged him in a lot of ways. They gave him the encouragement to pursue goals and keep in the right direction.

A piece of advice given by Kule is that you have to be appreciative and take care of family first. He said, “In the real world there are not a lot of people in your corner, but your family is always there. You should appreciate that.”

When he is not teaching, Kule likes to do anything with the outdoors

“My students will be able to tell you, I am a big sports fan,” he said. “I like to talk sports. I like to watch sports. I just like sports.”

“Work hard, dedicate yourself and invest yourself in your work. Make it a part of you and set realistic goals,” is a piece of advice from Kule to students of any major.

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