The Early Achievement in Teaching Award was presented to Marna Yandeau-Nelson, an assistant professor in genetics, development and cell biology. Yandeau-Nelson teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in beginning and advanced molecular genetics. Her expertise ranges from DNA replication and recombination, to gene editing and genomics.
Yandeau-Nelson promotes interactive learning, designs real-world laboratory experiments and trains students to present research results to both peers and faculty. She also has obtained grants to create specialized bioinformatics training videos.
Although Yandeau-Nelson teaches hundreds of students, she tailors her teaching to individual student needs. She mentors both undergraduate and graduate students in effective teaching methods, and she continually inspires colleagues though her enthusiasm and dedication.
April 8, 2020