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Curly the Chromosome

Teaching Awards:

2013 Alumni Award for Excellence in Teaching, Queen's University     Description: Best teacher at Queen's University as chosen by Queen's University Alumni Association

2012-2013 W.J. Barnes Teaching Excellence Award,
Queen's University

    Description: Best teacher in Arts and Sciences as chosen by Arts and Science Undergraduate Society

2012-2013 Biology Departmental Student Council Excellence in Teaching Award, Queen's University

    Description: Best teacher in Biology as chosen by students of Department of Biology

"Pushing the Right Buttons"

I have been active in developing audio visual aids in teaching to help engage students in lectures and tutorial sessions. I was an Educational Development Faculty Associate at the Centre for Teaching and Learning, Queen’s University, and have designed and produced ‘Teaching Objects” and Collaborative Interactive Learning Techniques for my 3rd year course in Applied Biology 

Here are some examples from my recent lectures and tutorials in courses based on "real life applications": 




A Special Thank You to My Students …



     Biology 102 “Introductory Biology of Cells”

An introduction to the basic themes and concepts of modern biology spanning organizational levels from molecules to cells in an evolutionary context.

     Biology 307/317 “Effect of Human Development on Aquatic Environments and Biodiversity in China”

A two-week long summer field course held in China that focuses on environment and human interactions, as well as practical experience with biodiversity and environment assessments.

     Biology 333 “Applied Biology”

A study of biological contributions to society in the topics of biofuels, bioremediation, phytoremediation, agriculture, aquaculture, forensics, food processing, biotechnology and environmenal restoration.

     Biology 360 “Biotechnology and Society”

The contributions and effects of biotechnology on humanity are explored from the perspective of their impacts on society including moral and ethical issues. Biotechnological contributions to society include those in medicine, industry, and agriculture.

     Biology 533 “Extremophiles”

A seminar course based on examining how organisms cope with extreme environments such as drought, high salt, low pH and extreme temperatures.

     Biology 831 “Biotransformation and Bioremediation”

A study of organisms and their processes that alleviate environmental contaminant problems by extraction, absorption, concentration, and/or degradation.


Foreign Teaching

Bioremediation, Graduate Course, Institute of Environmental Sciences, Beijing Normal University, June 2013.


Aquatic Biology and Bioremediation, 3rd Year Undergraduate Course, Institute of Life Sciences. Beijing Normal University, July 2015.