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Stephen P.
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College level Biology specializing in Cell and Molecular Biology, Genetics, and Lab Practicals
I am a PhD in Cell and Developmental Biology from Washington University in St. Louis with over 15 years of hands on bench work and over 20 publications. My undergraduate degree in Biology is from Duke University (with a certificate in Marine Biology) and just for good measure, I also have an MBA from Rice University. I have conducted research at Harvard University, Washington University in St. Louis, and the University of Virginia. I am experienced with most laboratory techniques in cell and molecular biology, biochemistry, genetic manipulation and animal analysis. I have been told that I can explain complex scientific principles so that even the least knowledgeable layperson can understand them, while not being overly condescending. If I can't get you to understand the concept with which I am an expert, I will keep explaining after the agreed upon session expires without charge (within reason). I have worked on animal models of human genetic diseases for most of my career, so I can apply all of the concepts you are trying to grasp to relevant diseases to make them more understandable and relatable to you. I have also been told that I use pretty good analogies to make more abstract and esoteric concepts more easily understood. Look forward to working with you. SJP
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As I mentioned before, I am a PhD in Cell and Developmental Biology with over 15 years of bench experience and 20+ publications to my name. I strive to make sure my students grasp the concept at hand before moving on to the next topic (as they tend to build upon one another). Personally, I enjoy music (play the Sax and a little guitar and piano). I played Rugby in college and for a few years after (bad knees) but enjoy watching International Test matches when I can (as well as Duke Basketball). I like to use analogies to help make biological concepts clearer and will try and cater them to the specific student when I can (maybe a sports or music analogy when applicable, but not a pop culture reference from after 2000 - I'm a bit to old to keep up on those). Basically, I want you to get the biological concept in a a way that isn't just another boring old lecture from another boring old professor. Also, I want you to understand the concept so well that you will wonder why it wasn't so obvious to you in the first place. In my mind, that's the light bulb above you head whilst you exclaim "Well, Duh" moment. That is the point for which we should both strive. SJP

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Stephen P.
Teaches Online
College level Biology specializing in Cell and Molecular Biology, Genetics, and Lab Practicals
I am a PhD in Cell and Developmental Biology from Washington University in St. Louis with over 15 years of hands on bench work and over 20 publications. My undergraduate degree in Biology is from Duke University (with a certificate in Marine Biology) and just for good measure, I also have an MBA from Rice University. I have conducted research at Harvard University, Washington University in St. Louis, and the University of Virginia. I am experienced with most laboratory techniques in cell and molecular biology, biochemistry, genetic manipulation and animal analysis. I have been told that I can explain complex scientific principles so that even the least knowledgeable layperson can understand them, while not being overly condescending. If I can't get you to understand the concept with which I am an expert, I will keep explaining after the agreed upon session expires without charge (within reason). I have worked on animal models of human genetic diseases for most of my career, so I can apply all of the concepts you are trying to grasp to relevant diseases to make them more understandable and relatable to you. I have also been told that I use pretty good analogies to make more abstract and esoteric concepts more easily understood. Look forward to working with you. SJP
About Stephen P.

As I mentioned before, I am a PhD in Cell and Developmental Biology with over 15 years of bench experience and 20+ publications to my name. I strive to make sure my students grasp the concept at hand before moving on to the next topic (as they tend to build upon one another). Personally, I enjoy music (play the Sax and a little guitar and piano). I played Rugby in college and for a few years after (bad knees) but enjoy watching International Test matches when I can (as well as Duke Basketball). I like to use analogies to help make biological concepts clearer and will try and cater them to the specific student when I can (maybe a sports or music analogy when applicable, but not a pop culture reference from after 2000 - I'm a bit to old to keep up on those). Basically, I want you to get the biological concept in a a way that isn't just another boring old lecture from another boring old professor. Also, I want you to understand the concept so well that you will wonder why it wasn't so obvious to you in the first place. In my mind, that's the light bulb above you head whilst you exclaim "Well, Duh" moment. That is the point for which we should both strive. SJP

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Teaching since 2010

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Teaches ages 15+

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