My goal is to teach students the scientific method by hands-on experimentation. My objectives are to develop a new research-based laboratory course to give students the opportunity to experience how science is done through the practice of experimental inquiry. In my new lab course, students will be immersed in a dynamic project-based research environment by participating in experimental projects directly linked with ongoing faculty research covering a broad range of methodologies in molecular and cellular biology, bioinformatics and genomics.
More than 35 New York City students benefited and further developed skills and knowledge in science and technology, as well as in sustainable agriculture during their participation in the Cornell University Cooperative Extension-New York City Hydroponics, Aquaculture, Aquaponics Learning Lab Internship Science Program.
A formal summer research program in food science has been offered for eight years. It allows students to actively explore research interests in food science and related dsiciplines and to develop leadership skills for careers in food science.
I teach courses in Introductory Biology, plant biology and related global issues to Cornell undergraduates. My non-majors course, Bio Pl 2400, is designed to teach basic biological concepts and their global implications. I also teach Comparative physiology, a Biology majors introductory Course.
The Business Opportunities in Leadership and Diversity (BOLD) program was launched in September 2007 for undergraduate students majoring in Applied Economics and Management. BOLD's mission is to provide educational and experiential opportunities for AEM students to increase their awareness of diversity issues while developing and fine-tuning their leadership skills.
Biology teaching at Cornell starts with Bio101, a large course that serves as a gateway to advanced coursework in genetics, molecular biology, neurobiology, and biology and society. To help students meet faculty, get involved in research activities on campus, and learn the complexities of science in our society, weekly biology discussions are held over dinner with outstanding faculty, administrators, and campus leaders and groups of 10 to 50 students.
Starting in January 2008, the joint Cornell and University of Ghana West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement (WACCI) program began training 40 Ph.D. students from West African countries in plant breeding and genetics, with eight students admitted each year for the next five years.
Instruction in biochemistry,molecular biology & biotechnology for third and forth year undergraduate biological sciences majors and first and second year graduate students.
I teach biochemistry and molecular biology laboratory and lecture classes to Cornell undergraduate and graduate students. Many of the students who take these classes are biology majors, and many of them continue on in their studies later to become doctors, veterinarians, or scientists.
My role as senior lecturer and director for the Principles of Biology two-semester sequence is to direct curriculum development and instruction to better integrate lecture and lab activities, while demonstrating the relevance of course material to the student’s lives.