Andrea Chavez Ph.D

College of Natural and Computational Sciences - Department of Natural Science

LECTURER OF BIOLOGY

 

EDUCATION:

M.S. in Human Anatomy, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

B.S. in Biological Science, The University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX

 

COURSES TAUGHT:

BIOL 2051: General Biology Laboratory

BIOL 1300: Nutrition: Eat Smarter

BIOL 2030-2031: Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 & Lab  

 

PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS:

Anatomy and Physiology, Gross Anatomy, Molecular Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Organic Chemistry. Histology, Embryology, Medicine. 

 

PERSONAL INTERESTS:

Cooking, Hiking, Traveling, Spending time with Family, Spending time with my dogs; Luna & Denali, Swimming, Snorkeling, Indoor Cycling.

 

TEACHING INTERESTS:

My style of teaching is interactive, inclusive, repetitive, and above all with room for mistakes and growth, which will ultimately lead to the development of critical thinking skills. I believe that we learn the most in an environment that encourages and praises our mistakes as being part of the learning process. That’s not say that I am not demanding, I am, but I focus on students defining what success means to them and then I encourage them to meet those standards. 

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

My research interests include the cardiovascular and renal system; specifically, longitudinal effects of high blood pressure leading to kidney and cardiovascular diseases in these systems, with diabetes involvement. I am also interested in the endocrine system, with emphasis on metabolism and the pancreas, with stem cell research geared towards regeneration of Beta cells.

 

 

 

Andrea Chavez

Lecturer
Ph.D

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