Aliza Holtz, PhD
Assistant Professor, Biology
Ph.D., Boston University, 1980
B.A., Brandeis University, 1973.
Area(s) of Expertise
Scientific and medical writing and communication
Scientific information literacy
Various aspects of nutrition
Scientific Information Literacy
Academic and Professional Honors
Judge, Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society, Northeastern Research Symposium, 2011
Consultant, Mensa Process projects, 2010.
Scientific Information Advisor, Scientific Director, Medical Writer, Biomedical Consultant, Publications Planner, Workshop Leader, and other positions at various pharmaceutical and medical device companies and their agencies.
Regular Courses Taught
Principles of Biology II (Lecture + Lab)
Microbiology (Lecture + Lab)
Nutrition and Human Development (for Non-Science Majors)
Research Topics in Biology
Nutrition (for Science Majors)
The Human Body
Holtz, A. “Considerable Risk of Cardiovascular Events May Linger Despite Achieving Target LDL Cholesterol Levels with Statins in Patients with Metabolic Syndrome. LDL Particle Concentration More Closely Related to Risk of Cardiovascular Events than is LDL Cholesterol.” Diabetes Health. July 29, 2009. Available at url: http://www.diabeteshealth.com/read/2009/07/29/6293/considerable-risk-of-cardiovascular-events-may-linger-despite-achieving-target-ldl-cholesterol-level/. Accessed on August 1, 2009.
Hirsh F, Berlin SJ, Holtz A. Transdermal Oxygen Delivery to Diabetic Wounds: A Report of 6 Cases. Advances in Skin and Wound Care 2009; 22 (1):20-24.
Goldsmith SJ, Holtz A: Moving Beyond Traditional Techniques: Peptide Receptor Imaging Helpful Adjunct in Lung Cancer. ADVANCE for Managers of Respiratory Care, February 2002.
Stokes PE., Holtz A. Fluoxetine Tenth Anniversary Update: The Progress Continues. Clinical Therapeutics 19:1135-1250, 1997.
Interests/Hobbies/Life Outside of Work
Photography, writing, public speaking