Work Phone: 860-945-7838
Year Appointed: 2009
Oscar (Ozzie) Parente graduated from Wesleyan University in 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in molecular biology and biochemistry. At Wesleyan, Ozzie was a four-year letter winner and captain of the varsity soccer team. During both his junior and senior years, Ozzie earned Academic All-NESCAC honors, as well as Second Team Academic All-American honors. Ozzie also served as a physics teaching assistant at Wesleyan University. Before attending Wesleyan, Ozzie graduated from Hopkins School in New Haven, Connecticut. Prior to coming to Taft in the Fall of 2009, Ozzie worked on two separate research projects at Yale-New Haven Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. At Yale, he participated in a research project to investigate the biomarkers of dietary calcium insufficiency in inner city infants. At Massachusetts General Hospital, Ozzie worked with a team to investigate the diagnostic capability of various antibodies present in blood samples from patients who were suffering from several types of kidney disease. Ozzie also taught algebra at The Taft Summer School and served as a dormitory head on HDT 3. Now in his third year at Taft, Ozzie teaches chemistry, coaches soccer and basketball, and serves as a dormitory head on HDT 3.