Faculty & Staff

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Jacqueline Drak

Program Chair, Faculty


Pronouns: she/her/hers Jacqui Drak has been a faculty member at Bellevue College since 2007. She is also the Chair of the Molecular Biosciences program, having been involved in its creation since the very beginning. Jacqui grew up in Montevideo, Uruguay, a country with beautiful beaches, great guitar players, and the best steaks. She came to ...more about Jacqueline Drak

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Grady Blacken

Associate Professor of Chemistry


Pronouns: He/him/his Grady Blacken is a native of Washington and received his BA in chemistry from Whitman College and Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Washington. He followed these studies by spending five years as a postdoctoral research fellow at UW Hematology and the Puget Sound Blood Center (now Bloodworks Northwest). Grady’s research ...more about Grady Blacken

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Bernard Greenspan



Pronouns: he/him/his Dr. Greenspan is an independent consultant to pharmaceutical and biotech companies assisting them with building their IP strategies, IP diligence activities, managing their portfolios, and establishing IP in-house programs. He received his BA in physics from Clark University and his MS and Ph.D. in biophysics from the University of Rochester School of Medicine ...more about Bernard Greenspan

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Jacqueline Gapinski

Associate Professor in Life Sciences and Molecular Biosciences


Pronouns: she/her/hers Favorite quote: "The most exciting quote to hear in science, the one that heralds the most discoveries is not 'Eureka!' but, 'That's funny...'"—Isaac Asimov Favorite model organism: C.elegans, of course! Most intriguing science topic: CRISPR genome editing or synthetic biology Jackie Gapinski is a faculty member with joint appointments in the Life Sciences ...more about Jacqueline Gapinski

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Jennifer Pang

Director of Science Outreach, Faculty


Jenn Pang is currently the Director of Science Outreach at Bellevue College. Before coming to work in higher ed, Jenn worked in the education arm of the Northwest Association for Biomedical Research, a nonprofit that, among other things, developed curriculum for high schools on bioethics. Jenn received her Ph.D. in molecular biology from the University ...more about Jennifer Pang