Lynn Arenella has spent the last two and one-half 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.
Professional MembershipsAmerican Association for the Advancement of Science PresentInternational Brain Research Organization PresentNational Association of Biology Teachers PresentNational Science Teachers Association PresentSociety College Science Teachers PresentSociety for Neuroscience Present
Awards and Honors2012, Valente Center Faculty Research Fellow AY 2012-13, Bentley University2011, Innovation in Teaching Award, Bentley University2010, Bentley University Publication Award2009, Henry E. Rauch Faculty Enrichment Fund Grants, Spring 2007 and Spring 20092009, Bentley University Publication Award2007, Bentley College, Faculty Development Fund Awards, 1994, 1997, 1999, 2006, 20072005, 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, 20012000, 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 19961998, Bentley College, Hughey Center for Financial Services Grant (with Professor Timothy Sullivan)1994, Bentley College, 1993 Publication Award1993, 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, 20071985, National Institutes of Health Grants, 1985-86, 1989-901983, Bartlett Prize, University of Rochester's Award for Most Outstanding Neuroscience Paper, 1983, 19811982, National Multiple Sclerosis Society Research Award, 1982-831981, Dean's Fellowship, University of Rochester School of Medicine, 1981-82, 19831978, U.S. Public Health Service National Service Award, 1978-19811977, Scholarship, University of Rochester School of Medicine, 1977-781972, National Science Foundation Award, The Jackson Laboratoy (Summer)
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. 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. 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. (1979). The direct effect of tobacco smoke on the intrinsic mechanical properties of cardiac muscle. Environmental Research, (20) 2 282-288. 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. Maher, F. A., Abelmann, W. H., Arenella, L. S., Bing, O. H. (1975). Nicotine, catecholamines and hypoxic cardiac muscle. Circulation, (52) 4 II-211.
Arenella, L. S. (1984). Oligodendrocyte Division Following Demyelination in Adult Mice: A Light- and Electron-Microscopic Autoradiographic Study of Pulse-Labeled Cells.
PresentationsHan, D. H., Min, K. J., Na, C., Bolo, N., Arenella, L. S., Lyoo, I. K. (2008). “Internet use and brain connectivity” Presented at the14th 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 theThe 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 theEastern Finance Association Williamsburg, VA Arenella, L. S., Rosenthal, L. (1998). “SWORD Financing in the Biotechnology Industry: History and Analysis of a New Financing”
Department Health & Industry LSM Advisor 2006-2018; 2006 - PresentPublic Outreach, Alumni Relations for "POARC" - 2017Classroom visit and report for Faculty Classroom Visits - 2017Program Coordinator for Health & Industry Liberal Studies Major 2014 - 2016
Mentor (Faculty) for LSM Advisor, Health & Industry 2006 - PresentCommittee Member for Curriculum Policy Committee 2010 - 2012