I have been part of the Augustana community since 2013. I took the position of Biology Lab Coordinator in 2015 and am excited to be part of a community that focuses on a rounded education for undergraduate students.
My role as Biology Lab Coordinator is to offer students an enriching and investigative lab experience in the two introductory biology courses (Integrative Biology I and II). I provide a learner-centered approach and ensure that students are given a respectful, safe, and supportive learning environment. In this space, students develop technical skills, work in a collaborative environment, and practice critical thinking and effective communication. I give the student teams ongoing opportunities to improve on these skills through weekly problem-solving and designing experiments. Ultimately, by providing students with a supportive learning environment and an enthusiastic, passionate teacher, I aim to engage students in science.
An introduction to functional and developmental biology from molecules to systems, focusing on how organisms integrate different levels of organization in order to live and reproduce. This course covers key topics of biochemistry (metabolism, respiration, photosynthesis), molecular biology (replication, transcription, translation), cell biology (organelles, membranes, cell cycle), physiology (gas exchange, circulation, locomotion) and development (fertilisation, gastrulation, differentiation). Prerequisites: Biology 30 and Chemistry 30.Fall Term 2020
An introduction to the biology of organisms, focusing on the evolution of biological diversity, including the mechanisms responsible for evolutionary change and the adaptations associated with the evolution of the major groups of organisms. Prerequisites: AUBIO 111.Winter Term 2021