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DNA and Microbiology

David Bynum, Ph.D.  is Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Cell Biology and is nationally recognized for transforming biology education through hands-on research and developing programs to provide research opportunities to underrepresented students. He is the founder of the Long Island Group Advancing Science Education, which has instructed more than 15,000 middle and high school students in areas relating to DNA and cell biology, and has been supported by more than $9 million in funding from the National Science Foundation, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and the National Institutes of Health.

Areas of expertise: Microbiology. K-12 science education, science teacher education. School/university partnerships.



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