This page includes a variety of PowerPoint presentations and resource sheets drawn from presentations to students, teachers, and the public. The content is predominantly directed at a high school to early undergraduate audience, but could be adapted for other experience levels. I hope you find it useful!
Skin color is one of the most conspicuous ways that humans vary. Human skin color is determined by the genes we inherit from our ancestors. In fact, the entire history of human evolution has shaped and been shaped by skin pigmentation.
Theodosius Dobzhansky said “Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution.” In this intro to evolutionary medicine, aimed at an early college audience, we examine how evolution influence our understanding of medicine.
Soft Skills for Research
Jobs in STEM require more than the science and math know-how. This presentation - part of SAWorks high school student job shadow day - focuses on jobs in research and the soft skills needed to succeed.
Rigor and Reproducibility
Ensuring rigor and reproducibility of science is fundamental to quality research. This graduate lecture discusses innate biases and challenges related to conducting appropriate statistical analyses.