Kathy Takayama is the Director of the Sheridan Center for Teaching & Learning and Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Molecular Biology, Cell Biology and Biochemistry. She holds a B.S. in Biology from MIT, and a Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from UMDNJRobert Wood Johnson Medical School (Rutgers Medical School). She was a National Institutes of Health Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and an Australian Research Council Senior Research Associate at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Sydney, Australia. From 2001-2007 Dr. Takayama was a faculty member of the School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences at UNSW, where her research focused on the molecular regulation of RNA processing mechanisms during stress responses in bacteria. She has also led an active research program in science education and the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) and has delivered numerous keynotes on her work in visualizations in learning; the pedagogical integration of art + science; ePortfolio-based inquiry; and SoTL. In 2002, she led the first international (pre-MOOC) online inquiry course in genomics for students across several continents to celebrate the sequencing of the human genome, titled "Visualizing the Science of Genomics".
KATHY TAKAYAMA, B.S. (Biology, MIT); Ph.D. [Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, UMDNJ-Robert W Johnson Medical School]
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