Faculty WebPage:

Ruth A. Gyure, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Director of Medical Technology Program
Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences
Western Connecticut State University
Danbury CT 06810
Office (New Science Building 213): 203-837-8796
Fax: 203-837-8769


Courses Taught
Medical Technology Program at WCSU


Barnard Environmental Magnet School Partnership

WestConn Institute for Science Teacher Research (WISTR)

Gyure Webpage for WISTR

Biosafety Presentation: Conference for Undergraduate Education, American Society for Microbiology, Baltimore, MD June 2-5, 2011


Barnard Environmental Magnet School:

Toyota Tapestry Grant Award

20th Anniversary TAPESTRY logo

In conjunction with Yale University, Dr. Theodora Pinou and Dr. Ruth Gyure will assist the magnet school in educational outreach as part of this project, starting Fall 2010. Barnard students and their families will become West River Memorial Park Stewards. Stewards will help to clean the park and help sample for dissolved oxygen and keystone species around the West River Canal. With the help of university researchers, soil, plants and invertebrates collected around the perimeter of the West River Memorial Park Canal will be sampled for mercury before and after the retrofitting of West River floodgates. In cooperation with researchers and park rangers, stewards will be responsible for monitoring and communicating their findings to the community.

Student Jessica Thibeault wins American Society for Microbiology Undergraduate Teaching Fellowship

Co-selection of mercury and antibiotic resistance in sphagnum core samples dating back 2000 years. (Wardwell, L., Jude, B., Moody, A., Olcerst, A., Gyure, R., Nelson, R., and F. Fekete. 2009. Geomicrobiology Journal 26(4): 238-247.)

CSU Teaching Award 2007



Gyure Named Scholar-in-Residence by American Society for Microbiology

Trees Siphon Toxins out of Soil, Poughkeepsie Times July 2005

'Seeking a Pollution Solution,' October 2002