ComGen is a new way of teaching students by having them conduct research during class.
It is a classroom based undergraduate experience. Students research as early as their second quarter of college after completion of the introductory Biology course.
Students shouldn’t wait until their junior and senior year to gain experience. They can get research lab experiences as soon as their first year in college and build on that foundation and apply their experience to other internships and research positions with ComGen. Studies have shown that early research helps students stick in the STEM field.
- Tenured: BC 2009
- Principal Investigator and Administrator, “ComGen: The Community College Genomics Research Initiative”: An NSF funded teaching grant
- Member of Advisory Board, From STEM to Stern: A cohort approach to early industry-based research experiences for community college students.
- Consultant: Intellectual Ventures
- Patents: Over 15 patents or patent applications
- Previously: Senior Scientist, Combimatrix Corporation (CBMX)
- Tenured: Tacoma Community College 2012
- Teaching in the areas of: Cellular and Molecular Biology, Anatomy & Physiology and Nutrition at Tacoma Community College since 2005
- Previously: Researcher and Lab Manager at Immunex/Amgen Corp. Seattle, WA
Other ComGen Instructors
- Jason Fuller Bellevue College
- Liz Thomas Bellevue College
- Ruth Kirkpatrick Community Colleges of Spokane
- Suzanne Bassett Community Colleges of Spokane
- Pamela Pape-Lindstrom Everett Community College
- Rebecca Olsen Everett Community College
- Rene Kratz Everett Community College
- Sahba Fatherazi Lake Washington Institute of Technology
- Dale Blum Pierce College-Puyallup
- Elysia Mbuja Pierce College-Steilacoom
- Mark Ainsworth Seattle Central Community Colleges
- John Wiseley Seattle Central Community College
- Carey Schroyer South Seattle Community Colleges
- Ruben Murcia South Seattle Community Colleges
- Pattie Green Tacoma Community College
- Matthew Loeser Yakima Valley Community College
Last Updated March 29, 2016