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Education

B.S. in Microbiology, Brigham Young University

M.S. in Plant Genetics-Iowa State University

Ph.D in Human Genetics-Virginia Commonwealth University

Fellowship in Pediatric Research at the Mental Retardation Center at the University of Colorado

Areas of Interest

Biology Education Research, specifically in teaching undergraduate Genetics

Works in Progress

"Using an Online Activity to Teach Regulation of the Lactose Operon in a General Genetics Undergraduate Classroom" Kallie Hillam, Tess Rasmussen, Scott Minnich, Gustavo Arrizabalaga, John Anderson, Derek Knox, Mark DeWall, and Todd Kelson, Presented October 13, 2011 at the 2011 National Association of Biology Teachers Professional Development Conference (Anaheim, CA)

"Evaluating the Efficacy of Screencasting as a Preparation Activity for Introductory Biology" Abigail Blades, Greg McDavitt, Todd Kelson, and Steven Christenson.  Presented October 13, 2011 at the 2011 National Association of Biology Teachers Professional Developmentn Conference (Anaheim, CA)

"A Classroom Activity to Teach Polygenetic Inheritance" Samuel Head and Todd Kelson. Submitted to the National Association of Biology Teachers (2012 Annual Meeting)

Other Publications

Human Liver Fatty Aldehyde Dehydrogenase: Microsomal Localization, Purification, and Biochemical Characterization. Todd Kelson, Julie Secor McVoy, and William Rizzo. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta 1335:99-110 (1997)

Chaperonin-mediated Assembly of Wild-type and Mutant Subunits of Human Propionyl-CoA Carboxylase Expressed in Escherichia coli. Todd Kelson, Toshihiro Ohura, and Jan Kraus. Human Molecular Genetics 5:331-337 (1996)

Classes

  • FDSCI 205-Understanding DNA
  • BIO 180-Introduction to Biology, part 1
  • BIO 375-Genetics and Molecular Biology

Other Information

Biology Department Internship Coordinator for Human Biology Internships

Director, BYU-Idaho/University of Idaho INBRE Undergraduate Research Internship Program

Faculty Advisor, Pre-Optometry Society

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