Faculty & Staff

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Jacqueline Drak

Program Chair, Faculty

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Jorja Gunderson

Program Manager


Pronouns: she/her/hers What Bellevue College can do for you: The Molecular Biosciences Program provides students with an affordable, top-notch science education that will help you further your goals whether they are related to employment or graduate/professional education. The faculty and staff are student-centered and provide students a wealth of opportunities in hands-on research, seminars by ...more about Jorja Gunderson

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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 PhD in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Washington. He followed these studies by spending 5 years as a post-doctoral 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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James Brawley



Pronouns: He/him/his Jim Brawley teaches immunology within Molecular Biosciences and is a faculty member in Life Sciences as well as Molecular Biosciences. He received Bachelor of Science degrees in biochemistry and in microbiology from the University of Illinois. He received his Ph.D. in molecular biology from the University of California, Los Angeles, studying chromatin structure ...more about James Brawley

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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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Stacey Gregersen

Laboratory Manager, Faculty

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Jacqueline Miller

Assistant 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 Miller is a faculty member with joint appointments in the Life Sciences ...more about Jacqueline Miller

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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 non-profit 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