Archana Lal, Ph.D.

Contact Information

  • Professor of Biology
  • Email: alal@indycc.edu
  • Phone: 620.332.5469
  • Fax: 620.331.6821
  • Office: AC 202

 

 

Teaching Experience

  • Independence Community College, Independence, KS (Jan 2005 - present)
  • Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME
  • Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, KS
  • Missouri Southern State University, Joplin, MO
  • Washington State University, Pullman, WA



Archana Lal, Ph.D.

Education

Ph.D.   Washington State University, Pullman, WA (1995)

M.Sc.   Rohilkhand University, India (1983)

B.Sc.   Kanpur University, India (1981)

  

Specialization & Research Interests

  • Microbiology
  • Plant Physiology

Ph.D. Dissertation:  Analysis of Inhibition of Photosynthesis under Water Stress in C3 and C4 Species: Electron transport, CO2 Fixation, and Carboxylation Capacity

Advisor: Dr. Gerald E. Edwards

 

Courses Offered

Fall:

  • Biology I (Principles of Cellular & Molecular Biology)
  • Microbiology
  • Veterinary Microbiology
  • Nutrition (Online)

Spring:

  • General Biology
  • Microbiology
  • Nutrition (Online)

Summer:

  • Microbiology
  • Nutrition (Online)

 

Publications

1.   Lal, Archana and Cheeptham, Naowarat (Ann). "Starch Agar" American Society for Microbiology  www.MicrobeLibrary.org Nov. 1, 2012

        Starch Agar Protocol

        Starch Agar Gallery

2.  Lal, Archana and Cheeptham, Naowarat (Ann). "Phenyl Ethyl Alcohol Agar" American Society for Microbiology  www.MicrobeLibrary.org Nov. 1, 2011

        Phenylethyl Alcohol Agar protocol

        Phenylethyl Alcohol Agar Gallery

 3. Cheeptham, Naowarat and Lal, Archana. "Use of EC-MUG Media to confirm Escherichia coli Contamination in Water Samples" American Society for  Microbiology www.MicrobeLibrary.org  Dec. 8, 2009

        EC-MUG Media Protocol

        EC-MUG Media Gallery

 4.  Lal, Archana and Cheeptham, Naowarat (Ann). “Eosin-Methylene Blue Agar Plates” American Society for  Microbiology www.MicrobeLibrary.org  29 Sept. 2007            

        EMB Agar Plates Protocol

        EMB Agar Plates Gallery

5.  Archana Lal, M.S.B. Ku, G.E. Edwards (1996) Analysis of inhibition of photosynthesis under water stress in two C3 species Vicia faba and Hordeum vulgare: Electron transport, CO2 fixation and carboxylation capacity. Photosynthesis Research 49: 57- 69

6.  Archana Lal and G.E. Edwards (1996) Analysis of inhibition of photosynthesis under water stress in two C4 species Amaranthus cruentus and Zea mays: Electron transport, CO2 fixation and carboxylation capacity. Australian Journal of Plant physiology 23 (4): 403-41

 7.  Archana Lal and G.E. Edwards (1995) Maximum quantum yields of O2 evolution in various C3 and C4 species under high CO2Plant and Cell Physiology 36(7): 1311-1317

 8.  Edwards, G.E., Johnson, E., Lal, A., Krall, J.P. (1993) Quantum yields of photosystem II and photosynthesis in an aurea mutant of tobacco (C3) and an oil yellow mutant of maize (C4) which have high capacities for photosynthesis despite low chlorophyll contents.  Plant and Cell Physiology 34: 1205-1212

 

Abstracts 

1.  Archana Lal, Maurice S. B. Ku, and Gerald E. Edwards (1996) Analysis of inhibition of photosynthesis due to water stress in the C3 species Hordeum vulgare and Vicia faba: Electron transport, CO2 fixation, and Carboxylation capacity.  Fifth Western Regional Photosynthesis Conference at Asilomar Conference Center, Pacific Grove, California.

2.  Archana Lal, G. E. Edwards (1995) Photosynthesis in alfalfa plants regenerated from salt tolerant cell lines.  Fourth Western Regional Photosynthesis Conference at Asilomar Conference Center, Pacific Grove, California.

3.  Archana Lal, Maurice S. B. Ku, Gerald E. Edwards (1994) Analysis of the mechanism of inhibition of photosynthesis due to water stress. Plant Physiology Supplement 105: 18

4. Archana Lal, Maurice S. B. Ku, Gerald   E. Edwards (1994) Effect of water stress on photosynthesis in C3 and C4 species.  Third Western Regional Photosynthesis Conference, January 4-7th at Asilomar Conference Center, Pacific Grove, California. (Abstract)

 

Conferences

  • May 2014,  American Society for Microbiology Conference for Undergraduate Educators, Danvers, MA
  • May 2013,  American Society for Microbiology Conference for Undergraduate Educators, Englewood, CO
  • June 2012, American Society for Microbiology Conference for Undergraduate Educators, San Mateo, CA:  Facilitated a protocol review session on Carbohydrate Fermentation and participated in the review of Microbiology Laboratory Safety session
  • May 2012, STEM Forum, National Science Teachers Association, Atlantic City, NJ
  • May 2010, American Society for Microbiology Conference for Undergraduate Educators, San Diego, CA: Facilitated a protocol review session
  • May 2009, American Society for Microbiology Conference for Undergraduate Educators, Fort Collins, CO: Facilitated a protocol review session
  • Mar 2008, National Science Teachers Association, Boston, MA
  • May 2007, American Society for Microbiology Conference for Undergraduate Educators, Buffalo, NY: Presented a protocol review session on EMB Agar
  • May 2006, American Society for Microbiology Conference for Undergraduate Educators, Orlando, FL
  • Jan 1996, Fifth Western Regional Photosynthesis Conference, Asilomar, CA.  Presented a poster on Analysis of inhibition of photosynthesis due to water stress in the C3 species Hordeum vulgare and Vicia faba: Electron transport, CO2 fixation, and Carboxylation capacity
  • Aug 1994, Annual Meeting of American Society of Plant Physiologists, Portland, OR.  Made an oral presentation on Analysis of the mechanism of inhibition of Photosynthesis due to water stress.
  • Jan 1994, Third Western Regional Photosynthesis Conference, Asilomar, CA.  Made an oral presentation on Effect of water stress on photosynthesis in C3 and C4 species.  
  • Jan 1993, Second Western Regional Photosynthesis Conference, Asilomar, CA.  Presentated a poster  on Effect of water stress on photosynthesis in C3 and C4 species.

 

Reviewer

 

School Leadership & Service Activities

  • Chair, James E. Arnwine Science Scholarship Committee
  • Member, Burger Science & Math Scholarship Committe
  • Member, Technology Committee
  • Math & Science Division Chair (Fall 2010 - Spring 2013)

 

Professional Affiliations

 

Websites of Interest

Emerging Microbes & Infections

Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Khan Academy

World Health Organization

FDA's Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition

Infectious & Bacterial Diseases

CELLS Alive

Microbe World

Microbe Zoo

Biology-Online Dictionary

Sci-Central

Nobel Prize