The School of Arts and Sciences
Full Name: Suzanne Cardona
Associate Professor of Biology
B.S., Palm Beach Atlantic University ’99; Ph.D., University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Dr. Suzanne Cardona received a Bachelor's Degree in Biology from Palm Beach Atlantic
University where she also graduated with distinction from the Supper Honors Program.
She performed her graduate studies in Cell and Molecular Physiology at the University
of Alabama at Birmingham where her doctoral thesis focused on probing the function
of an acid/base transport protein. Dr. Cardona taught electrophysiology for two summers
in an introductory Neuroscience course held at the Dauphin Island Research Institute.
She also served as co-director of the Industry Roundtable at UAB that showcased traditional
and non-traditional career opportunities for scientists. Following completion of her
doctorate, she was a postdoctoral associate in the Vision Sciences Department of University
of Alabama at Birmingham. There her research focused on the biochemical characterization
of mutations in the dim-light photoreceptor that lead to blinding diseases. Dr. Cardona
is currently a member of Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology and
a former member of the American Physiological Society. Her general research interest
is the characterization of protein mutations to understand normal protein function
or protein dysfunction that leads to disease.