PhD, Microbiology, Genetics and Molecular Biology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa.
BS, Biology, Wilson College, Chambersburg, Pa.


  • Test and validate efficacy of treatment for Trichophyton rubrum, Carlow University
  • Confirmation of novel cleaning methodology for air-moving equipment using microbiological methods and techniques, Carlow University
  • Identify and quantify types of microorganisms in soil amendment Bokashi for use as a bioremediation product, Carlow University
  • Identify and quantify types of microorganisms in probiotics, Carlow University
  • Identify the types of microorganisms present throughout remediation of sewage, wastewater and effluent at Allegheny County Sanitation Authority, Carlow University
  • Develop a synthetic sludge formation standardizing key soil components to be used as national soil standard, Carlow University


  • Cianciarulo, F.L., Buddadhumarak, P., Kowallis, K., Wendt, R. & Haas, P., “Effects of Flooding on Preexisting Mold Spores Within Drywall Sold by Distributors-Results of a Two-Year Study,” Cleaning and Restoration Magazine, 2018
  • Toth, E.E. & Cianciarulo, F.L., “Collaborative Learning with Virtual Laboratories to Investigate Biotechnology Concepts in a College Science Classroom,” Carlow University Press Spectrum, Innovations in Pedagogy, 2009
  • Cianciarulo, F.L., “A New Life for the Old Mother of Sorrows Church with a Hometown Connection,” community outreach article, 2006  
  • Bierman, D., Cianciarulo, F., et al., eds., IICRC S500 Standard and Reference Guide for                  Professional Water Damage Restoration, Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification, 1999
  • Cianciarulo, F.L., Phillips, P.D. & Cristofalo, V.J., “Effects of Tumor Necrosis Factor and Interferon-B on Proliferation and Epidermal Growth Factor Binding in Young and Senescent WI-38 Cells,” In Vitro Cellular and Developmental Biology, 1993
  • Brooks-Frederick, K.M., Cianciarulo, F.L., Rittling, S.R. & Cristofalo, V.J., Cell-Cycle Dependent Regulation of Calcium in Young and Senescent WI-38 Cells, Experimental Cell Research, 1993
  • Cristofalo, V.J., Pignolo, R.J., Cianciarulo, F.L., DiPaolo, B.R. & Rotenberg, M.A., “Changes in Gene Expression during Senescence in Culture, Experimental Gerontology, 1992

Awards & Recognition

  • Dorothy Weber Cochran ’43 Award for Excellence in Faculty Scholarship and Research, Carlow University, 2018
  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute Science Education Alliance-Phage Hunters Advancing Genomics and Evolutionary Science project, 2017
  • LI-COR Biosciences Educational Matching Fund Grant, 2009  
  • National Institute of Health Office of Sponsored Programs, continuation of funds of mini-grant competition, Carlow University, 2005
  • Invited participant in Oklahoma State University Arts and Sciences Extension Expedition, 1995
  • Microbics Inc., Educational Research Grant, 1994

Professional Memberships

  • Cleaning Industry Research Institute 
  • Association for Women in Science
  • American Society for Microbiology
  • American Society for Testing and Materials International
  • Gerontological Society of America
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