Mathematics, Computer and Natural Sciences
||B.S. with Distinction, Biology, Iowa State University, 1993
Ph.D., Microbiology, Iowa State University, 2002
Dr. Becky Graham's doctoral research focused on the bacterial genetics of E. coli, specifically the characterization of the ftsYEX operon. She was Associate Director of the E. coli Genetic Stock Center at Yale University and later worked on the genetic engineering of a tumor-targeting strain of Salmonella at the Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Graham volunteered in the Science Education Outreach Program at Yale, taking genetics lessons into the New Haven Public School System. Her teaching experiences vary from teaching microbiology to nursing students at a community college to most recently assisting in chemistry and biology courses and teaching her own course about E. coli at Cornell College, Mount Vernon, Iowa. Dr. Graham came to Ohio Dominican University in 2008 and teaches introductory biology courses and upper level courses in cell biology, microbiology, and genetics. She has a special interest in working with independent study students on molecular biology projects and the animation of the Dominican mission and identity in science education.