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Edward NamAssociate Teaching Professor


  • B.S., Duke University, 2004
  • Ph.D., Vanderbilt University, 2011

Teaching Philosophy

I am deeply curious about working with each individual to experience mastery in my courses. We will engage actively and through various forms of group learning to develop proficiency in critical thinking and analytical skills. It is one of my goals for first-year lecture students to practice describing and interpreting real data and to actively connect and apply course content. Overall, I strive for each student to leave the course more confident in their knowledge and abilities.

My scientific training is in the field of DNA damage and DNA replication stress responses. We focused on Ataxia Telangiectasia Mutated and Rad3-related kinase (ATR) in mammalian cells, yeast, and most recently the regenerating flatworm S. mediterranea. I have also published in the areas of cAMP signaling in the social amoeba D. discoideum and hormone signaling in the plant model organism A. thaliana. Currently, I am working on curriculum design and pedagogical studies.