Instructors

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Dr Andrew Read,

Course Director


Director, Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics,
Professor of Biology and Entomology,
208 Mueller Laboratory,
The Pennsylvania State University,
University Park, PA 16802, USA

 

E-mail Andrew  (a.read@psu.edu)

(Office hours by appointment)

www.thereadgroup.net

www.cidd.psu.edu

www.bio.psu.edu

www.ento.psu.edu


The man behind the blog

Chris Stubbs                                                        cas391@psu.edu 

Teaching and Learning with Technology



Undergrad Teaching Assistants

Beth Walker                                 baw5215@psu.edu

Rachel Tedesco                          rat5105@psu.edu                                          

 


Guest Instructors

What is the universe?

Dr Daniel Larson                                                djlarson@psu.edu

Verne M. Willaman Dean                                College

Eberly College of Science                            

 

Nanotechnology: good or bad?

Dr Mary Beth Williams                                    mew17@psu.edu

Professor of Chemistry,                                  lab

Dean for Undergraduate Education, Eberly College of Science



Instructional Alumni 

2011

Do fish feel pain?

Dr Victoria Braithwaite                                    

Professor of Fisheries and Biology                lab

College of Agricultural Science & Eberly College of Science


How good is science journalism?

Faye Flam                                                              

Science writer                                                      blog

Philadelphia Inquirer                                      action site   trapeze artist


What will we do when the oil runs out?

Dr Thomas Mallouk                                             lab 

Evan Pugh Professor of Materials Chemistry and Physics

Director, Center for Solar Nanomaterials

Eberly College of Science


What does magic say about the need for science?

Dr Graham Spanier                                             

President, Penn State University                 biog     class experience


How did life arise - and how to win a Nobel Prize?

Dr Jack Szostak                                                     lab

Harvard University                                            class experience

2009 Nobel Prize for Physiology and Medicine


2010

Do fish feel pain?

Dr Victoria Braithwaite                                    

Professor of Fisheries and Biology               

College of Agricultural Science & Eberly College of Science


What causes ulcers - and how to win a Nobel Prize?

Dr Barry Marshall

University of Western Australia

Nobel Prize for Medicine and Physiology 2005


What did the Gulf Oil spill do to the corals?

Dr Chuck Fisher

Professor of Biology,

Penn State University



Undergrad Teaching Assistant Alumni

2011

Carolyn (Cally) Prutting                         

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