Professor of Biology
Doctor of Philosophy, Fordham University
Master of Science, Fordham University
Bachelor of Science, Manhattan College
Office: Aquinas Hall, Room 250-G
Office Hours: Monday 7-8:30 pm, Friday 2-4
BIO 1030 Human Anatomy and Physiology
BIO 3010 Animal Physiology
Professor Hoegler has been interested in science since
childhood, when he started collecting rock and living things. After
college, he continued his studies in graduate school as a
He also took some courses in experimental psychology, becoming
interested in learning in invertebrates. That lead him to studying
a “living fossil” known as the horseshoe crab, described as such
since it has remained virtually unchanged for hundreds of millions
of years. He became intrigued with the regulation of its cardiac
rhythm, which was similar to that found in more recently evolved
species. Thus, he spent his doctoral years, recording the
activities of nerves in this marine organism to understand the
control of heart rate.
Professor Hoegler continued post-graduate work at New York
Medical College, studying the physiology of hearts and blood
vessels in vertebrates. At Mount Saint Mary College, he teaches
courses in neurosciences, physiology and developmental biology. As
a strong advocate for inquiry-based collaborative and hands-on
laboratory learning, he continues working on experimental projects
with students. Last year he mentored two student projects, dealing
with the effects of herbicides and ultra-violet light on head
regeneration in flatworms.
He continues to collaborate with researchers at New York Medical
College and Pace University.
Memberships and Professional Associations
American Physiological Society
New York Academy of Sciences
Sigma Xi (The Scientific Research Society of North
Environmental Consortium of Hudson Valley Colleges and
Eastern Colleges Science Conference- Board of Trustees
Achievements / Awards
1997-00 Principal Investigator, NIH -EARDA (Extramural
Associates Research Development Award) "Fostering a Research
Environment at a Women's College"). (Grant # G11HD34662-01).
Included participation in a residence program at NIH in Bethesda,
MD. (Summer 1997).
2000-06 Principal Investigator, NIH-EARDA(Competitive Renewal)
”Fostering a Research Environment at a Women’s College”
2002-05 Principal Investigator, NSF-CCLI (Course, Curriculum and
Laboratory Improvement)(# DUE-0126738). “Inquiry-Based
Collaborative Learning in Physiology-Based Lab Exercises: A
Two-Phased Approach”- Application and evaluation of this pedagogy
to biology courses at the college
Recent publications and presentations:
Hoegler, C. S. and C. F. Blando-Hoegler. 2011. Relating
Biochemistry to Morphology Using Inquiry-Based Collaborative
Student Research in Developmental Biology. Part 2. Implementation
of the Plan. in Tested Studies for Laboratory Teaching, Volume 32
(Karen A. McMahon, ed).Proceedings of the 32nd Workshop/Conference
of the Association for Biology Laboratory Education, 429 pp.
Hoegler, C.S., G. Murphy Goldberg , L. Ponessi and C. F.
Blando-Hoegler. 2013. Reflections on the use of protease inhibitor
cocktails for preserving protein in tissue lysates. FASEB Journal
Blando-Hoegler, Charlene and Carl Hoegler. 2013. Evo-Devo: Does
seed protein biochemistry reflect plant phylogeny? Pages 314-320.
in Tested Studies for Laboratory Teaching, Volume 34 (Karen A.
McMahon, ed).Proceedings of the 34th Workshop/Conference of the
Association for Biology Laboratory Education.