Coordinator of Pre-Health Professions Program
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After earning a B.A. in Botany from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio Ms. LaPilusa served as a Naturalist and Dive Master for Forfar Field Station on Andros Island in The Bahamas. During her internship at the biological field station, she developed a fascination with the giant land crab spawning migration and the subsequent harvest of the land crabs for food throughout the Caribbean. Ms. LaPilusa completed her M.S. in Biology at SUNY Oneonta studying the conservation genetics of the giant land crab (Cardisoma guanhumi) in The Bahamas and the management implications of the continued harvest of this artisanal fishery species.
Ms. LaPilusa joined the Oneonta faculty in 2012. She teaches undergraduate courses in Modern Biology and laboratory sections for the Biology major introductory sequence.