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Mariam Paracha

Visiting Assistant Professor

Department of Science and Mathematics
National Technical Institute for the Deaf

Mariam Paracha

Visiting Assistant Professor

Department of Science and Mathematics
National Technical Institute for the Deaf

Select Scholarship

Journal Paper
Conner, Kenneth R., et al. "Use of Routine Emergency Department Care Practices with Deaf American Sign Language Users." The Journal of Emergency Medicine. (2023): 0. Web.
Paracha, Mariam, et al. "Prevalence and Incidence of Nonmotor Symptoms in Individuals with and without Parkinson's Disease." Movement Disorders 9. 7 (2022): 961-966. Print.
Uninvited Presentations
Paracha, Mariam, Tiffany Panko, and LeeAnne Valentine. "Roundtable: How to Increase Access for Women and BIPOC in Health Care?" Association for Medical Professionals with Hearing Losses Conference. Association for Medical Professionals with Hearing Losses. Las Vegas, NV. 19 Aug. 2022. Conference Presentation.

Currently Teaching

NLST-240
3 Credits
This course prepares students to perform biotechnical applications in industry-specific fields of analysis. Standard methods, operating procedures, equipment/instrumentation, and protocols are introduced and reinforced. Topics include ethical issues in Biotechnology, DNA manipulation, protein analysis, tissue culture, and molecular diagnosis. Sampling, testing, and reporting in the field of biotechnology are covered.
NLST-245
3 Credits
This course prepares students to perform Biotechnology applications in industry, specifically as they relate to microorganisms, proteomics, and genomics. Topics include bacterial expression systems for production, purification and characterization of recombinant proteins. Study will include concepts of DNA manipulation/analysis and enzymology. Standard methods, operating procedures, and protocols are introduced and reinforced. Sampling, testing, and reporting in the fields of Biotechnology, microbiology, and molecular biology are covered.
NSCI-161
3 Credits
This course provides students with fundamentals of cellular biology. Topics include chemical components of cells, cell structure and function, membrane transport, osmosis, cellular respiration, photosynthesis, plant histology and structures, plant organs and reproduction, and plant essential nutrients. Principles governing genetics, gene expression, and reproduction are introduced. Laboratory methods used to make observations and collect data are practiced. Recording observations and analysis of data are emphasized in formal written laboratory reports. Laboratory activities complement classroom activities.
NSCI-162
3 Credits
This course provides students with fundamentals of biological concepts and processes. Topics include animal form and function, nutritional and excretory requirements, and homeostatic mechanisms and their regulation in organisms. Principles governing the concept of biological evolution and genomic evolution are introduced. Laboratory methods used to make observations and collect data are practiced. Recording observations and analysis of data are emphasized in formal written laboratory reports. Laboratory activities complement classroom activities.