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STEM Education

Drexel biology students in the lab

STEM research in the biology department makes use of cross-campus and national collaborations. We address questions focused on promoting the use of evidence-based pedagogical approaches in STEM classrooms; factors that affect student retention in STEM disciplines; approaches to promote incorporation of effective authentic STEM learning environments; and frameworks to promote institutional change surrounding STEM teaching and learning.

Faculty Conducting STEM Research

Contact Specialization
Shivanthi Anandan, Phi
Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education; Associate Professor
PISB 320
My research program uses molecular genetic and classical microbial genetics to study signal transduction pathways in marine and freshwater cyanobacteria. I focus on gene expression in cyanobacteria, and how this gene expression gives the organism an adaptive advantage.
Dean Donna Murasko, PhD
Changes in immune response with increasing age, immune response to viruses, CD8 T cell response in virus infections
Aleister Saunders, PhD
Senior Vice Provost for Research; Professor
104 Left Bank
Biochemistry, Genetics, Molecular/Cellular Biology
Jennifer Stanford
Associate Professor, Department of Biology; Co-Director of the Center for the Advancement of STEM Teaching and Learning Excellence (CASTLE)
PISB 425
STEM Education, Discipline-Based Education Research, Biology Education Research, Authentic STEM Learning Experiences, Evidence-Based Education, Undergraduate Research Experiences, Increasing Diversity in the STEM Pipeline, Faculty and Future Faculty Pedagogical Development