I place increasing importance on the ability of students to evaluate the steady stream of information they are presented with whether technological, medical, or scientific. Success across many fields in our innovation-driven economy depends on the development and application of critical thinking, which I believe can be effectively taught through the basic sciences. I want my students to see science as a language for describing the world and ourselves. I also strive to illustrate research and scientific progress as a continuum, constantly undergoing practical testing and iterative revision.
In a typical academic year, I teach a lecture and laboratory section of Introductory Cell and Molecular Biology (BISC 110/112), a lecture and laboratory section of Cell Biology (BISC/BIOC 220), and my upper-level seminar course, Modern Biological Imaging (BISC 328).