College of Arts and Sciences
B.S. (Biology), 2002, Calvin College
Ph.D. (Pathobiology), 2010, The Pennsylvania State University
Post-doctoral studies (cardiovascular disease), The Pennsylvania State University
As the newest professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, Dr. Sharda brings a wealth of knowledge in the areas of tumor immunology and ischemia/reperfusion injury. He currently teaches biology, medical terminology, physiology and biology research courses.
His extensive background in biological research includes seven years in tumor immunology while earning his doctoral degree in pathobiology in the field of tumor immunology and three years in cardiovascular disease as part of his post-doctoral studies.
Dr. Sharda has co-authored several publications that have been published in Journal of Pharmacological and Toxicological Methods, The Journal of Immunology, and Journal of Virology.
One of his greatest intellectual pleasures is engaging in dialog that bridges faith and the sciences. In recent years, he has also pursued his interest in nutrition and the role it plays in numerous social justice issues, ranging from economic inequity to climate change.
When not in the classroom or lab, Dr. Sharda enjoys playing sports, especially Ultimate Frisbee and tennis. You may even see him at local Ultimate pick-up games on a fairly regular basis.
He and his wife, Jori, are the parents of son, Isaiah, and daughters, Acacia and Eliana. As a dad, he loves playing, being silly and telling stories with his children.