About Sims...
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.

My Educational Philosophy

I believe that every student is capable of being inspired by the world around them. Studying the observable world is what science is all about so that means every student can be successful in science if they learn to observe the world around them and apply critical thinking skills.

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