Adel Rajab, B.S., Ed.D., M.S.

Professor Adel Rajab

Biology | Science Engineering & Math


Phone: (714) 484-7000 Ext: 48629

Office Hours: Monday 1045 a.m.-12:45 p.m., Tuesday 2-2:30 p.m., Wednesday 10:45 a.m. -12:45 p.m., Thursday 2-2:30 p.m.

Location: Science Engineering and Math, Room 158

About Professor Rajab

I have been teaching biology at Cypress College since 1998. My main areas of interest are marine biology (specifically the ecology and physiology of dinoflagellates, the things that cause red tides along our coast). I am also very interested in cellular and molecular biology as well as genetics.

I currently teach Cell and Molecular Biology (Biol 135AC) and Genetics (Biol 277 C). In the past I’ve taught Marine Biology (Biol 122 C), Molecular Biology (Biol 278 C) and General Biology (Biol 101 C).

This is an exciting time to consider a biology major. New discoveries in genetics are changing the way we think about how life works and are allowing us to manipulate the genes of organisms including humans with the hope of curing genetic diseases. In addition, current global threats will require solutions that stem from all science disciplines, including biology. There is an incredible opportunity for career growth in the areas of molecular biology, genetics, and medicine.

I look forward to meeting you in one of my classes soon.

Recommended Course

BIOL 135AC: Cell and Molecular Biology

If you are a new biology major, this is the class for YOU. Biol 135AC is the first course in our Biology AS-T (Associates in Science for Transfer) degree. In this course, we explore the awesome world of the cell and how life is structures at molecular and cellular levels. The other course in the Biology AS-T pathway is Biol 135BC (Organismal Biology).

Text, Materials, and Computer Equipment Needed for This Course

Urry et al. (2021) Biology, 12th Edition, Pearson Benjamin/Cummings Publishing Co.

Lab worksheets provided free on Canvas