Find more information about the classes I’ve taught and see syllabi and lessons.
See videos of presentations I’ve made related to improving my classes.
Summaries of recent research articles.
News and updates
- Sept 2022: I gave a lecture during UC Berkeley’s Homecoming weekend called “How vampires stay forever young.” It was really fun! Here are the slides.
- Spring 2022: Won the Distinguished Teaching Award! There is a nice video of all the award winners discussing teaching on the award website. And take a look at my awesome acceptance speech. Seriously, this is such an honor and I am so grateful to be recognized by my department and the university.
- Fall 2021: Added a page about a new assignment to discuss medical racism in my human physiology course. This was developed in the Lecturer Teaching Fellows Program in 2020-2021. I presented my project at the Center for Teaching and Learning Project Showcase in spring 2022.
- Check out a profile that the MCB newsletter did about my online teaching efforts
- Fall 2020: Won the Faculty Award for Outstanding Mentorship of GSIs. I love my GSIs!
- Fall 2020: I’m teaching a new pedagogy course (MCB 375) for first time graduate student instructors (GSIs) in our department. One of our students wrote a nice news story about the class.
- Check out the updates to the classes page to see how I moved all my classes to online formats. In particular, I flipped my human physiology course and recorded about 100 videos in summer 2020!
- February 2020: Promoted to Continuing Lecturer! Woohoo!
I am a Continuing Lecturer at UC Berkeley in the Molecular and Cell Biology department, teaching here since 2012.
I teach classes in human physiology, stem cell biology, general biology lab, neuroscience labs, and neurobiology diseases. I also developed and teach a biology pedagogy course for new graduate student instructors.
I am always trying to improve my teaching, making my classes more interactive, engaging and inclusive. You can find out more about my course design, assignments and innovations in the Classes and Presentations section of the website.