Gary Engler


Gary Engler joined TA’s faculty in 1999. He has a BS from SUNY Buffalo and an MS from Columbia University, and credits his years as a stay-at-home Dad—teaching his own kids and their classmates the wonders of the natural world—for reawakening his passion for biology.

Since 1999, Gary has completed coursework and studies in marine science, astrobiology, genetics, limnology, and environmental science. He’s completed externships at VINS, Stryker Biotechnology, and Simbex Corp. He has been a presenter at several conferences and workshops, including NABT (National Associational of Biology Teachers) and the Christa McAuliffe Technology Conference.

In addition to his passion for science, Gary has always been involved in music and visual arts, and enjoys piano, music of all kinds, and photography. At TA, he created the digital photography club and loves getting to know students both in and outside of the classroom through co-curricular activities. With his students, he tries to maintain “a balance between working hard and laughing often.”

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