The University of North Florida (Biology)
University of Wisconsin (Enrolled)
I have been interested in Biology for many years, and have my B.S. in Biology from the University of North Florida. I am also currently a second year MBA student. There has always been a part of me that wanted to assist in teaching others or assist students in a particular subject, although I entered the pharmaceutical industry for my first employment position out of college. In fact, I have experience tutoring Biology 2 labs for many students that could not fully understand phylogeny, or became confused by it. I received my B.S. degree in Biology from the University of North Florida several years ago, and I am currently a second year master's degree student. These studies have allowed me to become highly proficient in many areas of science and sub disciplines of the biological sciences. I have a high functional understanding of general biology 1 and 2, microbiology, ecology, physiology, human biology, molecular biology, marine biology, in addition to skill with several chemistry subjects, including general chemistry, quantitative chemistry and organic chemistry 1 and 2. I was placed on the Dean's List many times while studying these subjects. In addition, I completed a research thesis in my psychological biology course under one of the professors focusing on the biological basis of memory consolidation via synaptic plasticity of a particular receptor found in the hippocampus.
The average grade I received on these courses was between a 94 and a 96, and I have usually been the go to person for students needing help in a particular subject, or course, particularly organic chemistry mechanisms of action, mitosis, the correct sequence and stages of DNA replication, as well as the functioning of the mitochondria including the electron transport chain and oxidative phosphorylation. I always enjoyed quizzing other students, and them quizzing me, on these subjects. I like to approach learning (and teaching) the information from different angles to ensure a whole and full understanding of the material, as exams can test material from many starting points or require a broad analysis of a system or could be very highly specific as well. Looking at the information in this way always helps to get a higher number of questions right on exams, and helps eliminate simple mistakes that could cause exam scores to needlessly drop even though the material is understood. I have been interested in Biology for many years, and have my B.S. in Biology from the University of North Florida. I am also currently a second year MBA student. There has always been a part of me that wanted to assist in teaching others or assist students in a particular subject, although I entered the pharmaceutical industry for my first
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