Dr. Edwin Zuchelkowski


Department of Biology, Geology and Environmental Sciences


Dr. Zuchelkowski completed his Ph.D. work at West Virginia University, where his doctoral dissertation dealt with the effects of acid water on the epidermis of the brown bullhead catfish.  He began teaching at Cal U after completing a postdoctoral fellowship at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, where he studied the relationship between the actual pathologic lesions of coal worker's pneumoconiosis (black lung) and the X-ray appearance of coal miner's lungs.  He currently serves as the Health Related Director for the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences.


  • Human Anatomy
  • Animal Histology
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Human Gross Anatomy
  • Contemporary Issues in Biology
  • Embryology
  • Human Physiology

Research Interests

Dr. Zuchelkowski's research interests primarily focus on the effects of toxins on animal tissues and secretions, with particular emphasis on mucous cell development and histochemistry.  

Student Research Projects

Dr. Zuchelkowski has mentored undergraduate student projects dealing with the effects of chemicals on liver and kidney tissue, along with projects dealing with muscle glycogen content.  In addition, he has served as the research advisor for over 30 graduate theses, dealing with a wide variety of health issues, athletic performance, and effects of potentially toxic substances.

  • B.S.: California State College
  • Ph.D.: West Virginia University

Email: zuchelkowski@calu.edu

Phone: 724-938-4202

Office: Frich Hall Room 406