Area(s) of Expertise
- Cell Biology, Microbiology, Renal Development and Physiology, Tissue Repair and Regeneration
As a science educator, I am interested in fostering curiosity and ingenuity, promoting critical thinking, and elevating students’ written and oral communication skills. I also have an avid interest in informal science education and science outreach. As a full-time faculty member in the Biology Department, I teach Biology Project Lab (BIOL 2309), which prepares all Biology, Cellular and Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, and Behavioral Neuroscience majors for scientific research positions in academia or industry (for example, during co-op). In this course, students practice critical thinking, work effectively in research groups, design and develop relevant research questions, and learn laboratory skills necessary to answer their research questions.
In addition to Biology Project Lab, I have also taught Cell Biology, Molecular Cell Biology, Microbiology, Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy, General Biology, and General Biology for Engineers at Northeastern. Prior to joining the faculty at Northeastern, I also taught Cell Biology, General Genetics, Experiments in Molecular Biology, Experiments in Physiology, and introductory Biology Laboratories.