Sheila Reza (Thomas) is a biology teacher and education administrator at a PreK-12 elementary school. She holds a B.A. in Languages, Literatures, and Cultures of South Asia and a M.A. in Education and Instructional Sciences. Reza currently serves on the board of trustees of the American Society for Cell Biology, as well as on the board of advisors of the Children's Literature Research Collections at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Reza has served on the faculty of the English Department at the University of Texas-San Antonio, the elementary school curriculum team at Westminister Presbyterian College in Austin, and the biology department at the University of East Los Angeles. She has contributed to textbooks for the publisher Pearson Education and for primary source documentation for the textbook History of Life at the American Museum of Natural History, published by Cambridge University Press. She was co-author of Radioactive Seas: The Human Experience with Radioactivity and co-author of the chapbook Aquatic Perspectives. Reza's work has been included in over two dozen textbook curricula and she has been active in the public dialogue on science literacy and the teaching of biology.
Molecular Biology is a branch of biology where the action of DNA and RNA is studied so as to understand the mechanism of life. This includes the study of genetics, mainly the study of the sequence of information carried in DNA; the sequence of DNA that codes for the synthesis of proteins; the study of enzymes, how they work, how they are produced and how they are regulated.
Short-term response by an individual is called Homeostasis. It is the ability of normal healthy cells to maintain the same level of function or biochemical activity under normal, non-stressful conditions. The short-term responses of the cell and organism include adjusting the levels of ions such as calcium ion, potassium ion and sodium ion, and changes in pH. These do not represent evolutionary change, because they occur only in response to actual external changes in the environment. The regulation of biological activity in a cell or organism is called Physiology. 7211a4ac4a