Kristen C. Johnson
I am an Assistant Professor of Biotechnology in Manchester. My passion in education is fostering students’ problem solving and critical thinking skills. As such, I incorporate many opportunities for this throughout my lecture and lab classes and in the mentoring of students in my laboratory research on pancreatic cancer. CUREs are a mainstay of the laboratory experiences in my courses, and I incorporate a significant amount of primary literature reading in my lecture classes. In fact, this spring, I have an entire cancer biology seminar course centered upon students reading primary research articles. Finally, most of the content that I teach is on the cutting edge of biotechnology and, therefore, I tend to stray away from traditional textbooks and rely heavily on online content.