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

Professor Adel Rajab

Biology | Science Engineering & Math


Phone: (714) 484-7000 Ext: 48629

Office Hours: Monday 10:30 a.m.-1:10 p.m., Tuesday 1-1:25 p.m., Wednesday 10:30-11:30 a.m., Thursday 1-1:25 p.m.

Location: Science Engineering and Math, Room 244

About Professor Rajab

I have been teaching biology at Cypress College since 1998. My main areas of interest are marine biology (specifically the biology and physiology of dinoflagellates) and molecular genetics.

I teach the following courses for majors: Cell and Molecular Biology (BIOL 174 C), Genetics (BIOL 277 C), and Molecular Biology (BIOL 278 C). I also teach Marine Biology (BIOL 122 C) on occasion.

This is an exciting time to consider a major and career in biology. New discoveries in genetics are changing the way we think about how life works. Also, there is incredible growth in opportunities for cross-discipline work. Biology is now informing areas such as engineering and physics while being informed by these fields as well.

I hope to see you soon in one of my classes.

Recommended Course

BIOL 174 C Cell and Molecular Biology

If you are new to college and you are interested in majoring in biology then this is the class for YOU. We will explore the awesome world of the cell and how life is structured at the micro and molecular level. We’ll also learn about the basics of genetics (or why you DON’T look like your parents and siblings).

Text, Materials, and Computer Equipment Needed for This Course

Required: Reece, J. B. et al. (2011) Biology, 9th Edition, Pearson Benjamin/Cummings Publishing Co. [ISBN:9781269047869; Note: This is a custom version of the book and costs less than purchasing the full version.] (This book can be found in the Cypress College Bookstore or it may be purchased online from any one of many vendors. Note: Two copies of this textbook are held in the library at the reserve desk to be checked out for a specific period of time. Note: This textbook is also used in BIOL 175 C, which many of you will take the following semester (so don’t sell it after completing BIOL 174 C).

Required: Web handouts (including PowerPoint presentations as PDF documents, lab worksheets, study guides, grades, syllabi…etc)-download from Canvas.

Required: Lab worksheets-download from Canvas.

Recommended: A lecture and lab notebook for taking your own notes during lecture and lab periods. This is for your use only.

  • You can find current list of all hardware and software requirements on the DE website and linked to the Canvas login page. Before you login to Canvas be sure to test your browser using the Illinois Central College browser check.
  • A computer with word processing and spreadsheet software (e.g. Microsoft Office Word and Excel)
  • Access to the internet
  • A valid email address
  • A valid username and password to access the Canvas course website

Course Resources


  • PubMed
    The NIH website that catalogs and allows searching of almost all published articles dealing with human health and the biomedical sciences
    A website devoted to all things marine biology and to “share the wonders of the ocean to inspire conservation, education, education, research and a sea ethic.”