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Position: Honors Biology and AP Biology
Room: B217
Phone: (480) 424-8777
Email: Sims

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My Education and Professional Background

For high school, I went to the Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts where I majored in Theater before spending a year as an exchange student to Hamburg Germany learning to speak German. I majored in German and Pre-med at LSU in Baton Rouge and then went on to finish a Master's of Science in Evolutionary Biology at Southeastern Louisiana University, winning a national graduate student award from the American Society for Microbiology for my research into the evolution of the Intermediate Filament Gene Family. I finished 3+ years of a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology at the University of Utah completing everything except my dissertation (so A.B.D.) While working on my Ph.D., I was supported by a grant from the Human Genome Project and published several scientific papers in national journals. I have been teaching Bio 181 (for Majors) at CGCC since 2010 and Microbiology 205 at MCC and have taught for CUSD for 6 years now.

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