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Celebrating Teaching Excellence 2007

Alumni Award for Distinguished Contributions to University Teaching

Dr. Siyaram PandeyDr. Siyaram Pandey

Since joining the University of Windsor’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry as an Assistant Professor just seven years ago, Dr. Siyaram Pandey (BSc Hons, MSc, BHU, India; PhD, JNU/CCMB, India), now an Associate Professor and recipient of the Alumni Award for Distinguished Contributions to University Teaching, has made a powerful impression as a passionate teacher, researcher, and writer.

Prior to teaching, Dr. Pandey’s primary concern was research, and though he has established himself as a prominent cancer researcher, he is also respected here and elsewhere as an accessible, engaging, and personable faculty member and professor, who enthusiastically attends to the needs of his students. He is an explorer of innovative teaching methods, always willing to look to students for input on ways of improving their classroom experience.

Dr. Pandey’s teaching philosophy reflects his versatility, integrity, and flair for creating a positive learning environment. He believes that “each class is a pool of budding scientists.” Teachers must make sure students are “interested in the subject, so the learning becomes automatic...[I]nterest among students in the subject area ignites the curiosity in them to learn more.”

In the past, Dr. Pandey has been a recipient of the UWSA Teacher of the Year Award (2004; 2007), awarded for commitment to teaching and learning.

Update: Dr. Pandey’s, and corresponding authors, S. Mc Carthy, M. Somayajulu, M. Sikorska, and H. Borowy-Borowski, article, Paraquat induces oxidative stress and neuronal cell death; neuroprotection by water-soluble Coenzyme Q10,has been recognized as one of the 20 top cites articles in Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology!