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About Heather G. Kuruvilla, Ph.D.

Dr. Kuruvilla has been at Cedarville since 1997. She is a member of the American Society for Cell Biology and continues to publish on aspects of chemorepellent signaling in Tetrahymena. Dr. Kuruvilla was named the Cedarville University Faculty Scholar of the Year in 2007. She has received a number of teaching awards, including the Center for Teaching and Learning Award (2011), Cedarville University Faculty Teaching Effectiveness Award (2004), the SOCHE Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award (2005), Ohio Magazine's Excellence in Education Award (2003), and Who's Who Among America's Teachers (2003–2004, 2004–2005).


Present Professor of Biology, Cedarville University Department of Science and Mathematics
Present Fellow and Assistant Director, Cedarville University Center for Bioethics

Research Interests

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Honors and Awards

  • Faculty Scholar Award, Cedarville University - 2007
  • Technology Incentive Award, Cedarville University - 1999, 2000
  • Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award, Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education - 2005
  • Faculty Teaching Effectiveness Award, Cedarville University - 2004
  • Excellence in Education Award, Ohio Magazine - 2003


  • Cell Biology
  • Advanced Cell Biology
  • Signal Transduction
  • Biological Research

Contact Information

Department of Science and Mathematics
Cedarville University
ENS 273


Dissertation (1)

Refereed Journal Articles (17)

Editorials (2)

Invited Articles (2)

Seminars (5)