Dr. DeMichele obtained her PhD. at the University of the Sciences. During that time, she taught anatomy and physiology lab and assisted in other courses such as the Microbiology of Beer and Quality Control in brewing. Her research focused on characterizing a novel yeast species and utilizing the platform to identify yeast in the lab she worked in to develop a Course-based Undergraduate Research Experience lab, “Yeast Hunters.” Students’ projects included isolating a novel yeast using classical yeast identification methods and modern molecular biology methods (polymerase chain reaction and bioinformatics). Her research interests include yeast fermentation, biofilm formation, and higher education research.
Dr. DeMichele is currently an assistant professor of biology and the anatomy and physiology coordinator.
in Cell and Molecular Biology, USciences
Sc. in Biology, West Chester University
Sc. in Biology Pre-med with a minor in Psychology, Cabrini University
BIO 161 & 162 – Anatomy and Physiology Lecture I & II
BIL 161 & 162 – Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory I & II
A cholinergic compound as a behavioral indicator of planarian brain regeneration”, Oné R. Pagán*, Debra L. Baker, Sean Deats, Mary O’Brien, Rochelle Dymond, Gabriella DeMichele
Leung, W., Shaffer, C. D., Reed, L. K., Smith, S. T., Barshop, W., Dirkes, W., … Elgin, S. C. (2015). Drosophila muller f elements maintain a distinct set of genomic properties over 40 million years of evolution. G3 (Bethesda, Md.), 5(5), 719–740. doi:10.1534/g3.114.015966
“Yeast Hunters: A novel course-based undergraduate research experience with improved learning gains over traditional biology labs.” Gabriella DeMichele and Matthew J. Farber (Manuscript in review, 2022)
“Development of a selective media for detection of Saccharomyces cerevisiae var. diastaticus in the brewery.”, Kent D. Pham, Katelyn Roberts, Gabriella DeMichele and Matthew J. Farber (In progress)
Master Brewers Association of the Americas 2018 Eastern Technical Conference, Atlantic City, NJ – “GY7B is a Novel Yeast Capable of Rapidly Producing Sour Beer” Gabriella A. DeMichele, Stiven Mita, Kent Pham, Lindsey Micha, Matthew J. Farber PhD
Master Brewers Association of the Americas 2019 Brewing Summit, San Diego, CA- “GY7B is a Novel Yeast Capable of Rapidly Producing Sour Beer” Gabriella DeMichele and Matthew J. Farber, PhD
Master Brewers Association of the Americas 2019 Eastern Technical Conference, Philadelphia, PA – “Where the Wild Yeast Are: An Approach to Identify and Classify Yeast” Gabriella A. DeMichele and Matthew J. Farber PhD