3rd NIBLSE Conference

Integration of Bioinformatics into Life Science Education: Roadmap for the Future


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Join us in Omaha, NE 

October 9-11, 2019                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Local  Attractions:   

  • Visit Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo
  • Enjoy the Heartland of America Park
  • Try a delicious Runza                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

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Mary Pat Wenderoth is a Principal Lecturer in the Biology Department at the University of Washington, Seattle (UW) where she teaches animal physiology courses and conducts biology education research on how students learn biology. Her main research interests focus on assessing implementation of cognitive science principles in the classroom, particularly those associated with conceptual change, use of first principles in constructing conceptual frameworks in physiology and student metacognition. She also does research on academic achievement gaps in STEM and effectiveness of professional development efforts to close those gaps. She received the UW Distinguished Teaching Award in 2001and has served as the co-director of the UW Teaching Academy. She was recognized by the National Association of Biology Teachers as the Biology Education Researcher of 2017.  She received the Claude Bernard Distinguished Lectureship of the American Physiology Society Teaching of Physiology Section in 2019. She is co-founder of the UW Biology Education Research Group (UW BERG) and the national Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research (SABER). She served as a facilitator at the HHMI Summer Institute for Undergraduate Biology Education from 2007 -2011.  Dr. Wenderoth earned her B.S. in Biology from the Catholic Univeristy of America in Washington D.C., a M.S. in Women’s Studies from George Washington University, a M.S. in Exercise Physiology from Purdue University and her Ph.D. in Physiology from Rush University in Chicago.