Phone: (520) 407-4162


Degrees and Certifications:

Saint Vincent College, Latrobe, PA B.S. Biology 1996 Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA M.S. Biological Sciences 1998 AZ Teaching Certifications: Specialized Secondary - STEM: Biology, Chemistry, Industrial and Emerging Technologies Professional Affiliation: National Association of Biology Teachers

Mr. Mark J. Pincus, M.S.

Mr. Mark J. Pincus, M.S. is excited to serve the Ironwood Ridge High School community as a member of the CTE and Science Departments, serving as the CTE Department Chairperson.  Mr. Pincus teaches Bioscience I (Dual Enrolled with the University of Arizona), Bioscience II (Dual Enrolled with the University of Arizona), Bioscience Intership, Dual Enrollment Human Anatomy, Physiology, & Histology (Pima Community College), Dual Enrollment Human Anatomy and Physiology II (Pima Community College), and Honors Chemistry.  His classroom laboratory is modeled after a Biotechnology/Biopharmaceutical Company and is called Nighthawk Biotechnology, Inc..  He brings 20 years of research experience to Nighthawk Biotechnology.  Mr. Pincus was previously employed in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, working for world class research organizations such as ICAGEN, Sanofi, Aventis, Monsanto, Pharmacia Corporation, and Hoechst Marion Roussel.  As a researcher, he presented his research at international meetings and has led collaborations with laboratories at Harvard University (Professor Kevin "Kit" Parker) and the University of Minnesota (Professor Michael Kyba, Ph.D.).  Mr. Pincus' research interests are in the areas of muscle cell biology, stem cell biology, molecular/cellular biology, and drug discovery and development.  He also serves the Nighthawk Community as the National Honor Society Adviser, the HOSA Bioscience Advisor, and as the Athletics Manager!  

In 2008, Mr. Pincus was awarded the Young Alumnus of Distinction Award from Saint Vincent College for extraordinary service to Church, community, and science.  He continues to serve Saint Vincent College as a member of The Herbert W. Boyer School of Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Computing Advisory Council (2008 – Current).  Mr. Pincus is a native of Philadelphia, PA who has been married to Stacy for 23 years.  They have three children, Tyler (IRHS 2019), Abigail (IRHS 2022), and Joshua (IRHS 2025).  Outside the classroom laboratory, Mr. Pincus can be found serving our community, watching a theatre performance or concert, spending time outdoors, cheering on the Nighthawks, or spending time with his family!

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