Donna M. Cassidy-Hanley, PhD

Primary Institution:
Cornell University
Current SEPA Project

I am an active research scientist at Cornell University, with a PhD in Genetics and a strong interest in science education. As co-director of the national Tetrahymena Stock Center, my research utilizes the ciliated protozoan Tetrahymena thermophila to examine a variety of topics. My interest in science and education merge in my activities as manager of the NIH SEPA project ‰ÛÏSharing ASSETs: Expanding Science Opportunities in K-12 Classrooms‰Û, a program that is developing K-12 science education curricula designed to stimulate hands-on, inquiry-based learning of fundamental concepts in biology using Tetrahymena as a classroom model organism.

Associated SEPA Project(s)