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Biography

Dr. Kasey Christopher is a Teaching Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Duquesne University. She received a B.S. in Biological Sciences from Cornell University, where she concentrated in Genetics and Development, researching genetic control of chloroplast function in plants and embryonic polarity in C. elegans. She earned her Ph.D. in Genetics at Yale University, where she studied the role of the small organelle known as the cilium in signaling during mouse embryonic development.

Dr. Christopher is fully focused on science education and mentoring at Duquesne, teaching a variety of courses and researching effective inclusive learning strategies for students. Her teaching philosophy centers on employing her practical research background to help students understand course material in the context of real-world science, and incorporating active learning strategies and authentic problem solving into biology courses. She has extensive experience teaching STEM pedagogy and communication, and is passionate about equitable and evidence-based teaching strategies.

Education

  • Ph.D. Genetics, Yale University, 2014
  • B.S. Biological Sciences, Cornell University, 2008

Courses

  • BIOL 100 Biology Major Exploration and Mentoring Experiences
    BIOL 111 General Biology
  • BIOL 115L Advanced General Biology Laboratory
  • BIOL 212 Cell and Molecular Biology
  • BIOL 313/513 Developmental Biology
  • BIOL 374W Capstone Lab