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Samiksha (Sami) Raut

Cell Biology & Professional Development and Career Planning

Editor Degrees

  • Ph.D. in Environmental Toxicology, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • MSc  in Zoology, Nagpur University, India
  • BSc  in Chemistry, Zoology & Microbiology, Nagpur University, India

About Teaching and CourseSource

I have taught a variety of undergraduate courses including introductory biology, anatomy and physiology, microbiology, general education biology and a pedagogy course for undergraduate teaching assistants. These teaching experiences across two distinctly different institutions have enabled me to gain an insight into barriers facing our college students in the light of their respective backgrounds and lived experiences. This has heavily influenced my teaching beliefs and hence, my teaching philosophy. I can say that the latter is certainly under a constant spell of its own evolution! This in turn has enabled me to kindle the joy and curiosity towards science by creating a classroom that is equipped with various inclusive teaching practices. This clearly would not have been possible without embracing scientific teaching practices. I therefore, welcome each one of you to be a part of this evolution via CourseSource. CourseSource is a unique platform that helps educators to share their evidence-based teaching practices in the classroom and laboratory with other like-minded educators and thus, help advance the field of biology education. I look forward to your submissions!