Alumna named National Online Teacher of the Year
Leslie (Bangert) Fetzer of Holly Springs, N.C., an online biology teacher at North Carolina Virtual Public School (NCVPS), was named America’s 2012 National Online Teacher of the Year for K-12. Fetzer, a 2001 graduate who majored in biology and minored in English, started her career in the pharmaceutical industry as a medical writer before deciding she wanted to teach.
She began her teaching career at Bolivar-Richburg Central School in Bolivar, N.Y., before moving to North Carolina. She has taught online biology to grades 10-12 at North Carolina Virtual Public School for the past three years.
The nine-year teaching veteran was also 2011 Teacher of the Year at North Carolina Virtual Public School. Read more
Hens and two students publish review article
Dr. Julie Hens, assistant professor of biology, and her students Jennifer Andrews and Alvin Kim have published a review article titled “The Role and Function of Cadherins in the Mammary Gland” in Breast Cancer Research, an internationally-known, peer-reviewed online journal. This journal is ranked 21/185 for journals in oncology by ISI Journal Citation 2010.
Biology faculty, students present research on mammary glands
Dr. Julie Hens and her research student, Alvin Kim, presented two posters at the Annual National Meeting for the Society of Developmental Biology (SDB), held July 21-24. The titles and authors of the research being presented were “Localization of CTGF in mouse embryonic mammary gland development” by Anita Sambamurty, Alvin Kim, Tiffany Barkley, and Dr. Julie Hens, and “Regulation and expression of CTGF during adult mammary gland morphogenesis” by Alvin Kim, Anita Sambamurty, Tiffany Barkley, and Dr. Julie Hens.
Additionally, Kim was given a Travel Award to present his research at the SDB Satellite Imaging Symposium meeting.