Danielle Spitzer Developmental Biologist and Educator
I'm a sixth year Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology at UC Berkeley, working in Iswar Hariharan's lab. I use genetics to investigate how cell adhesion molecules affect the growth and survival of epithelial cells in the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster.
I am passionate about undergraduate education and believe that evidence-based, student-centered pedagogy is the key to promoting learning, fostering a love of biology in my students, and reducing educational inequity and injustice. I am pursuing a career in higher education as a professor in a teaching-focused position. I'm on the job market for posts starting Fall 2023 or later. *I am available to give local or virtual guest lectures to undergraduate biology classes* Topic areas: General Biology, Genetics, Physiology, Cell Biology, Development
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