Mistakes were Made: Modeling DNA Replication Errors
Presenter: Sherry Annee, Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School, Indianapolis, IN
Sherry’s passion for teaching science and commitment to students has been evident throughout her 30-year teaching career. She currently teaches biotechnology at Brebeuf Jesuit in Indianapolis, where she has taught since 1997. Her leadership roles include serving as president of NABT (National Association of Biology Teachers) and HASTI (Hoosier Association of Science Teachers, Inc.). She has also served on several advisory boards, field-tested numerous curricula, consulted on the creation of lessons/curriculum by national organizations, and frequently presented at state and national conferences. She has been a big fan of 3DMD modeling since she first encountered their kits and models in 2005. When not teaching, Sherry enjoys spending time with her 18-year-old son, designing fun travel adventures, gardening, reading, and being caretaker of the Brebeuf Jesuit school mascot, a French bulldog.
The Importance of Being Modified!
Presenter: Tim Herman, PhD, Milwaukee School of Engineering & 3D Molecular Designs
Tim Herman, Ph.D. has been a driving force to introduce 3D printing technology to molecular sciences education and academic research communities for 23 years.
He established the Center for BioMolecular Modeling (CBM) at the Milwaukee School of Engineering in 1998. In addition to utilizing several 3D printing technologies, Tim offers professional development courses for science educators and outreach programs to bridge the gap between the research laboratory and science classroom. The CBM has had continuous funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as well as funding from the National Science Foundation.
Tim is founding partner and scientific officer for 3D Molecular Designs (3DMD) which has received eight Small Business Innovative Research grants from NIH and the National Science Foundation to develop innovative educational models and kits. Tim has an innate ability to design hands-on experiences that help students understand key concepts to construct their own foundational knowledge of the molecular world. The CBM and 3DMD work closely together, as sister organizations.
Previously Tim served in the Medical College of Wisconsin Biochemistry Department, where he taught graduate and medical students and directed research programs in areas ranging from the synthesis of chemically cleavable biotin-labeled nucleotide analogs to the development of novel approaches to structure-based drug design. He received his B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Nebraska and his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Oregon State University. He pursued post-doctoral studies in Molecular Biology at Harvard Medical School.