Assistant Professor of Teaching
- Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
As an educator in microbiology, I'm focused primarily on bringing the world of microbes into focus for students while building inclusive, equitable learning experiences in our courses. As a researcher, I also study microbial genetics and physiology, specifically including the application of Active Learning at large scale in microbiology courses; investigating the role of identity formation as a scientist in undergraduate education; and development of course-based undergraduate research experiences (CUREs). Each fall, I lead the BioLaunch seminar (BIS005) for new UC Davis students, which helps them explore the opportunities available to them and find their place on our large, diverse campus.
- 2003 B.A. in Biochemistry, Lawrence University
- 2013 Ph.D. in Microbiology, UC Davis