Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Drs. Jandu, Simokat, and Meyers Join the Ashland Science Faculty

Dr. Narveen Jandu is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology/Toxicology at Ashland University.  She teaches course in Cell Biology, Human Biology and Microbiology.  Her research focuses on defining the pathogenic mechanisms of gastrointestinal pathogens and the survival of these microbes in the environment.  Prior to joining Ashland University, Dr. Jandu was part of the Curriculum Fellows Program at Harvard Medical School, where she participated in both research and teaching activities.  Dr. Jandu received her PhD from the Institute of Medical Science at the University of Toronto in 2008.  She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with Honors from Wilfrid Laurier University (2002) and a Master of Science degree from the Faculty of Medical Science at McMaster University (2004). 

Dr. Kristin Simokat is joining the Department of Biology and Toxicology as a Visiting Assistant Professor.  She will be teaching courses in human anatomy & physiology.  She received her BA in Biology from Wesleyan University and her PhD in Cellular & Molecular Biology with a concentration in Developmental Biology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  Dr. Simokat comes most recently from the Palouse region (University of Idaho and Washington State University) where she taught developmental biology, mammalian physiology, human anatomy & physiology, genetics, cell biology, and introductory biology.   Her current research interests include the integration of writing-to-learn strategies and technology to promote learning and understanding of science.
 
Dr. John Meyers is joining the Department of Chemistry, Geology, and Physics as a Visiting Assistant Professor.  He received a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the University of Delaware in 2008 and a Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry from the University of Kansas in 2013.  His doctoral dissertation focused on isocyanoarenes in organometallic crystal engineering and new azulene-based organometallics.  Specifically, this work involved the design, synthesis, and exploration of complexes relevant to molecular and optoelectronic applications.  Dr. Meyers will be teaching core courses including General Chemistry and Chemical Perspectives on Life. 

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