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Stanley M. Lo

Cell Biology

Editor Degress

PhD in Biochemistry, Harvard University

M.S. and B.S. in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, Yale University

About Teaching and CourseSource

Stanley Lo is an Assistant Teaching Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology and of Mathematics and Science Education at the University of California San Diego. His research aims to understand how faculty teaching promotes student learning and what factors support sustainable classroom innovations. Specifically, his research group uses a combination of qualitative and quantitative methodologies to study how faculty develop and change their teaching in a longitudinal timeframe, i.e. over multiple years and in different courses. Prior to joining the University of California San Diego, Stanley was a Research Associate in Learning Sciences at the Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching at Northwestern University. He received his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Harvard University and B.S. and M.S. in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry from Yale University. Between college and graduate school, Stanley taught high school science at Phillips Exeter Academy, where he first developed his interests in education research. Since 2011, Stanley has been a National Academies Education Fellow and Mentor in the Life Sciences.

For Stanley, CourseSource provides an exciting opportunity to engage with innovative teaching ideas that are being developed by colleagues across institutions. Instructors are often solely responsible for their own courses and could potentially feel isolated in dealing with challenges in learning and teaching. CourseSource represents the collective wisdom from the community, and it connects people from different institutions who are teaching similar courses and are looking for new approaches to engage students in learning.