Teaching and Mentoring

CLASS WEBPAGES – The College of Wooster

        – FYS-FA2017: Everything is a Network

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • 08/2015 – present, Assistant Professor, College of Wooster, Wooster, OH
    Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Program
    Class: Introduction to Independent Study
    Biology Department Classes:

    • Cell Physiology (BIOL305; 1 semester)
    • Cell Physiology Lab (BIOL305L; 1 semester)
    • Gateway to Molecular and Cellular Biology (BIOL201; 1 semester)
    • Gateway to Molecular & Cellular Biology Lab (BIOL201L; 2 semesters)
    • Foundations of Biology (BIOL111; 1 semester)
  • 01/2012 – 06/2012, Teaching faculty,
    Physics Department, Northeastern University, Boston, MA
    Class: Interactive Learning Seminar for Physics 101 (undergraduate)
  • 03/2010 – 06/2010, Course leader and teaching faculty,
    Center for Vascular Biology Research, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
    Class: The complexity of cellular networks (for postdocs and faculty)
  • 10/1999 – 12/2000, Graduate Teaching Assistant,
    Babes-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca, RO.
    Class: Problem-solving tutorial in Quantum Mechanics I, physics majors.
    Teaching faculty: Zoltán Gábos.
  • 10/1998 – 02/1999, Undergraduate Teaching Assistant,
    Babes-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca, RO.
    Class: Problem-solving tutorial in Quantum Mechanics I, physics majors.
    Teaching faculty: Zoltán Néda.
  • 02/1998 – 06/1998, Undergraduate Teaching Assistant,
    Babes-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca, RO.
    Class: Problem-solving tutorial in Quantum Mechanics, mathematics-physics double majors.
    Teaching faculty: Zoltán Néda.

MENTORING EXPERIENCE

  • 2010 – 2013, Mentor for the NetSci High Program
    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA
    Program: Educational outreach program to introduce the science of networks to high school students.
  • NetSci High 2012
    • Team of 4 high school students, Boston University Academy
    • Objective: model the influence of external inputs on the energy landscape of small regulatory networks (weekly meetings).
  • NetSci High 2011 (Pilot)
    • One high school student (ML Cerulli), Winsor High School
    • Objective: map the phenotypic heterogeneity of endothelial cells in distinct segments of the kidney vasculature (weekly meetings).
  • 2012 – present, Mentor for the Research Science Institute (RSI)
    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA
    Program: Summer science and engineering program to combine theory course work and research (Center for Excellence in Education, hosted by MIT).
    RSI 2012

    • One high school student, “Dr. Petar Beron” High School of Mathematics
    • Objective: develop energy landscape visualization for Boolean regulatory network state transition graphs (daily meetings).
  • 2011 – present, Mentor for the Center for Vascular Biology Summer Student Research Program
    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA
    Program: enable advanced high school students and college undergraduates to conduct supervised research with a HMS faculty mentor.
    CVBR Summer Student Research Program 2012

    • One high school student, Winsor High School (volunteer)
    • Objective: build an agent-based model of spatial patterns in heterogeneous vWF expression, observed in the mouse aorta (daily meetings).

    CVBR Summer Student Research Program 2011

    • One undergraduate student, University of Massachusetts (paid)
    • Objective: develop a sampling algorithm of the state space of large Boo- lean regulatory networks (1-2 meetings/week).
  • 6/2011 – 6/2012, Mentor for High school Research Volunteer
    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA

    • One high school student, Winsor High School (volunteer)
    • Objective: assemble a Boolean network model of angiogenic pattern formation (weekly meetings for 3 semesters; daily meetings during 1 month of her full-time Independent Learning Experience internship).
  • 2006, Host for Center for Nonlinear Studies Visiting Students
    Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM

    • One undergraduate student, Babes-Bolyai University (paid)
    • One graduate student, University of Notre Dame (paid)