Mr. Daniel Vollenweider

Phone: 201-816-6600


Degrees and Certifications:

M.B.S. Biomedical Sciences, Rutgers University M.S. Molecular Biology, Stony Brook University B.S. Biotechnology, William Paterson University

Mr. Daniel Vollenweider

Welcome! It is a pleasure to be a Science teacher here at Tenafly Highschool. I teach CPA Biology, Honors Biology as well as AP Biology. This is currently my 7th year in the district!

I have always had a passion for biology and have completed a bachelor's degree in biotechnology and two master's degrees: one in Biology and the second in Biomedical Sciences. After spending years in both research and the biopharmaceutical industry I have authorship in over five high caliber scientific journals.  I also completed a traditional teaching certificate in K-12 education. Having these experiences has ultimately led me to my passion in teaching biology. Infusing high quality instruction into the classroom in addition to making my courses relevent to everyday life has always been my focus.

Excellence with caring is the approach I take towards teaching and I am grateful to be part of this excellent district!



M.B.S., Biomedical Sciences (2012), Rutgers University: Newark. NJ, Thesis Advisor: Elizabeth Raveche, Ph.DResearch topics: Micro RNAs and their regulation in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia.                              

M.S., Molecular and Cellular Biology (2006), Stony Brook University: Stony Brook, NY., Thesis Advisor(s): David L. Williams, Ph.D. & Jeffrey E. Pessin, Ph.D., Curriculum track: Immunology and Pathology.Thesis entitled, "Mammalian Retromer and its Potential Role in the Trafficking of Insulin Responsive Proteins.”

B.S., Biotechnology (2001), William Paterson University: Wayne, NJ., Thesis Advisor: Henning Schneider, Ph.D.                                              

Peer Reviewed Scientific Publications:

"Asymmetric phospholipid distribution drives in vitro reconstituted SNARE-dependent membrane fusion" PNAS: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.Jérôme Vicogne, Daniel Vollenweider, Jeffery R. Smith, Ping Huang, Michael A. Frohman, and Jeffrey Pessin., October 2006, 14761-14766. 

"Gapex-5, a Rab 31 guanine nucleotide exchange factor that regulates Glut4 trafficking in adipocytes." Cell Metabolism. Lodhi IJ, Chiang SH, Chang L, Vollenweider D, Watson RT, Inoue M, Pessin JE, and Saltiel AR., January 2007, 59-72.

“Systemic in vivo lentiviral delivery of miR-15a/16 reduces malignancy in the NZB de novo mouse model of chronic lymphocytic leukemia” Genes and Immunity (2012) 13, 109-119 S Kasar, E Salerno1,3, Y Yuan1 , C Underbayev1 , D Vollenweider1 , MF Laurindo1 , Fernandes1,D Bonci2 , A Addario2 , F Mazzella1 and E Raveche1

“Role of microRNA-15a in autoantibody production in interferon-augmented murine model of lupus” Mol Immunol. 2012 Sep; 52(2):61-70.Yao Yuan, Siddha Kassar, Chingiz Underbayev, Daniel Vollenweider, Erica Salerno, Sergei Kotenko, Elizabeth Raveche

Book Chapter review:

“Altering microRNA miR15a/16 Levels as Potential Therapy in CLL: Extrapolating from the De Novo NZB Mouse Model” By Siddha Kasar, Yao Yuan, Chingiz Underbayev, Dan Vollenweider, Matt Hanlon, Victor Chang, Hina Khan and Elizabeth RavecheSubmitted: March 1st 2011 Reviewed: August 17th 2011 Published: February 10th 2012In Book: Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia. February 2012 Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

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