SLAM: Teaching/Research at a Primarily Undergraduate Institution

Seminar | October 8 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Dr. Jane M. Liu, Pomona College

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

Jane M. Liu is an Associate Professor of Chemistry and member of the Molecular Biology Program at Pomona College, where she has been a faculty member since 2012. At Pomona, Jane’s research projects focus on regulatory RNAs in bacteria and mechanisms that contribute to the persistence of the bacterial pathogen that causes cholera disease. Her research has been funded by the NIH, the NSF and the Dreyfus Foundation. At Pomona, Jane also teaches courses ranging from general chemistry, to chemical biology, to analysis of scientific literature. Whether working with students in the laboratory or the classroom, Jane’s goal is to teach students the skills and vocabulary necessary to appreciate scientific methodology, to understand the products of science research, and to think critically and create their own ideas.

Prior to joining Pomona, Jane was an Assistant Professor at Drew University. Before that, she was part of the first cohort of the NIH/NIGMS TEACRS postdoctoral program at Tufts University, which aims to provide fellows with both extensive training in scientific research skills and hands-on experience with curriculum development. Jane’s educational background includes a B.A. in Biochemistry from Swarthmore College and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Harvard University.