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Lynn S Arenella

Associate Professor, Natural and Applied Sciences
Associate Professor of Biotechnology, Bentley University
Ph.D., University of Rochester School of Medicine, 1984
A.B., Mount Holyoke College
Office: Jennison Hall 129 | 781.891._2045 | larenella@bentley.edu
                       


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Bio

Lynn Arenella has spent the last two decades specifically focused on curriculum design and teaching at the intersection of business and science in the biopharmaceutical industry. She has designed unique courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels that make extensive use of a practitioner-based approach to teaching about the business of biopharmaceutical development. She has also designed and run successful Executive Education programs for professionals in this industry, including a Breakfast Series on the Biotechnology Industry attended by many senior-level professionals of biopharmaceutical companies and firms working with the industry. Arenella has also worked for a large pharmaceutical company delivering drug-related curricula for sales and marketing as well as for consulting companies providing market analyses on the research and commercialization efforts of biotech and pharmaceutical companies developing new treatments for neurological diseases and conditions. She has held teaching and research appointments at the University of Rochester School of Medicine, University of California, Irvine, Boston University School of Medicine, Harvard Medical School and the West Roxbury VA, and the Worcester Foundation for Experimental Biology. A cellular neurobiologist by training, Arenella did nationally recognized research demonstrating regeneration in the adult central nervous system. Arenella has a PhD from The Center for Brain Research at the University of Rochester School of Medicine.

Teaching Interests

Science and Business of Biotechnology; Human Biology for Business Students; Evolution, Human Genetics and Behavior (Honors); Biology of Mind; Biology of Sex (Gender and Sexual Orientation); Internships - NS and Interdisciplinary

Research Interests

fMRI brain studies of college students with excessive internet video game play; Creative Financing Vehicles Used in the Biotechnology Industry; Biotech Start-Ups and their Strategic Management in the Post-Genomics Era (Case Studies); Options-Based Valuation Models of Early Stage Biotechnology Companies; Ethical and Conflict of Interest Issues in Technology Transfer in the Biotechnology Industry; Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology (1974-1993)

Consulting/Practice Interests

SWORD and Other Off-Balance Sheet Financings in the Biotechnology Industry; Neurology Markets - Analyzing R & D and Commercialization of New Therapies; Designing Specialized Science/Business Curricula for Biopharmaceutical Companies; Developmental Reviewer Biology Textbooks and Computer-Based Laboratories

Professional Memberships

American Association for the Advancement of Science
International Brain Research Organization
National Association of Biology Teachers
National Science Teachers Association
Society College Science Teachers
Society for Neuroscience

Awards and Honors

2012, Valente Center Faculty Research Fellow AY 2012-13, Bentley University
2011, Innovation in Teaching Award, Bentley University
2010, Bentley University Publication Award
2009, Henry E. Rauch Faculty Enrichment Fund Grants, Spring 2007 and Spring 2009
2009, Bentley University Publication Award
2007, Bentley College, Faculty Development Fund Awards, 1994, 1997, 1999, 2006, 2007
2005, Davis Teaching Fellow, AY 2004-2005 (one of three faculty chosen on campus)
2001, The Gregory H. Adamian Award for Excellence in Teaching, May 19, 2001
2000, Davis Educational Foundation Fellow, 1999-2000 (one of four selected on campus)
1999, Bentley College, Faculty Curriculum Development Grant (Summer)
1999, Bentley College, Summer Research Grants, 1999 and 1996
1998, Bentley College, Hughey Center for Financial Services Grant (with Professor Timothy Sullivan)
1994, Bentley College, 1993 Publication Award
1993, Bentley College Award for Innovation in Teaching (for creating ID course on biotechnology industry)
1993, Henry E. Rauch Faculty Enrichment Fund Grants, Summers 1993, 1998, 2001, 2003, 2007
1985, National Institutes of Health Grants, 1985-86, 1989-90
1983, Bartlett Prize, University of Rochester's Award for Most Outstanding Neuroscience Paper, 1983, 1981
1982, National Multiple Sclerosis Society Research Award, 1982-83
1981, Dean's Fellowship, University of Rochester School of Medicine, 1981-82, 1983
1978, U.S. Public Health Service National Service Award, 1978-1981
1977, Scholarship, University of Rochester School of Medicine, 1977-78
1972, National Science Foundation Award, The Jackson Laboratoy (Summer)

Publications

Journal Articles
Han, D. H., Bolo, N., Daniels, M. A., Arenella, L. S., Lyoo, K. I., Renshaw, P. F. (2011). Brain activity and desire for Internet video game play. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 52 (1), 88-95.

Arenella, L. S., Davi, W., Veeser, C. R., Wiggins, R. A. (2009). The Best of Both Worlds: Infusing Liberal Learning into a Business Curriculum. Liberal Education, 95 (1). (link)

Han, D. H., Sim, M. E., Kim, J. I., Arenella, L. S., Lyoo, I. K., Renshaw, P. F. (2008). The effect of internet video game play on clinical and extrapyramidal symptoms in patients with schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research, 103, 338-40.

Arenella, L. S., Oliva, J. M., Jacob, M. H. (1993). Reduced levels of acetylcholine receptor expression in chick ciliary ganglion neurons developing in the absence of innervation. Journal of Neuroscience, 13 (10), 4525-4537.

Arenella, L. S., Herndon, R. M. (1984). Mature Oligodendrocytes. Division following demyelination in the adult central nervous system. Archives of Neurology, 41, 1162-1165.

Arenella, L. S., Herndon, R. M. (1983). Mature oligodendrocytes have the capacity to divide following experimental demyelination in the adult central nervous system. Society of Neuroscience, 9, 768.

Arenella, L. S. (1981). Phencyclidine disrupts short-term spatial memory by rats in a T-maze. Society for Neuroscience, 7, 261.

Maher, F. A., Bing, O. H., Huber, G. L., Arenella, L. S., Abelmann, W. H. (1981). Effect of acute tobacco smoke inhalation on the mechanical responses of isolated rat cardiac muscle. Environmental Research, 26 (1), 87-94.

Maher, F. A., Bing, O. H., Huber, G. L., Arenella, L. S., Abelmann, W. H. (1979). The direct effect of tobacco smoke on the intrinsic mechanical properties of cardiac muscle. Environmental Research, 20 (2), 282-288.

Maher, F. A., Abelmann, W. H., Arenella, L. S., Bing, O. H. (1975). Nicotine, catecholamines and hypoxic cardiac muscle. Circulation, 52 (4), II-211.

Mayer, F. A., Bing, O. H., Pereira, W., Arenella, L. S., Abelmann, W. H. (1975). Effects of acute tobacco smoke inhlation on the intrinsic mechanical properties of cardiac muscle. Clinical Research, 23 (3), 195-A.

Other(s)
Arenella, L. S. (1984). Oligodendrocyte Division Following Demyelination in Adult Mice: A Light- and Electron-Microscopic Autoradiographic Study of Pulse-Labeled Cells.

Conference Proceedings and Presentations

Han, D. H., Min, K. J., Na, C., Bolo, N., Arenella, L. S., Lyoo, I. K. (2008). "Internet use and brain connectivity." Presented at the 14th World Conference of Psychiatry, Prague, Czech Republic.

Han, D. H., Daniels, M. A., Bolo, N., Arenella, L. S., Lyoo, I. K., Renshaw, P. F. (2008). "The correlation between cue induced craving for internet video game play and brain activation." Presented at the The College of Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) 70th Annual Scientific Meeting, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Arenella, L. S. (2008). "Understanding and Using the Business of Biotechnology in Your Science Classroom."

Arenella, L. S. (2007). "Incorporating Business Perspectives Into Teaching 'DNA and Health'."

Arenella, L. S. (2006). "Incorporating Business Perspectives Into Teaching 'DNA and Health'."

Arenella, L. S., Rosenthal, L. (1998). "SWORD Financing in the Biotechnology Industry: History and Analysis of a New Financing Vehicle." Presented at the Eastern Finance Association, Williamsburg, VA.

Arenella, L. S., Rosenthal, L. (1998). "SWORD Financing in the Biotechnology Industry: History and Analysis of a New Financing."

Service

Department Service
Committee Member for Faculty Search - Present
Internship Coordinator, 1993 - Present

University Service
Mentor (Faculty) for LSM Advisor, Health & Industry, 2006 - Present
Committee Member for Curriculum Policy Committee, 2010 - 2012