Angelo G. Rentas, MS

Chair, Department of Biology
Associate Professor of Biology

Faculty Since 1985


B.S. Biology, Northern Illinois University
M.S. Biology (Specialty: Microbiology), Northern Illinois University


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Professor Rentas was formerly a senior research associate at Baxter Travenol. Moving to Abbott Laboratories, he became the lead scientist of the Gonozyme Technical Support Group and participated in the development of a test kit called Chlamydiazyme. Presently he is overseeing undergraduate research that addresses nucleotide sequence differences among 165 rRNA genes in various species of Chlorella.

He has a special interest in creationism and is available for presentations. Professor Rentas is the chair of the Department of Biology and Chemistry.

Selected Publications

Rentas A., Lynch D.L. and Hanzely L. 1981. Changes in the ultrastructure of the green alga Bracteacoccus cinnabarinus following photoautotrophic culturing in the presence of sodium acetate and potassium acetate. Cytobios 31 19-25.

Awards, Affiliations, and Achievements

  • Microbiologist (American Society for Clinical Pathology)
  • RM(AAM): Registered Microbiologist (American Academy of Microbiology)
  • CLT(HEW): Clinical Laboratory Technician


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