Teaching Biotechnology in Tucson …and Petropavl

Dr. Samantha Orchard
School of Plant Sciences, University of Arizona
Tuesday, August 29, 2023 - 4:00pm
Marley 230

Dr. Orchard will present some highlights of the work she has done since she joined the School of Plant Sciences in 2018 and will discuss her approaches to course development.
Speaker Biography:
Samantha Orchard is an Associate Professor of Practice at the University of Arizona, where she teaches courses about Biotechnology. She got a B.S. degree in Microbiology from the University of Washington (Seattle), a Ph.D. degree in Bacteriology from the University of Wisconsin (Madison), and  post-doctoral experience in bacterial genetics from San Diego State University (California). After her postdoctoral training, she transitioned to working in the biotechnology industry, first at a small biofuels start-up type company and then at a larger company that makes and sells enzymes for industrial applications. After more than 8 years in industry, she returned to academia in 2018 to bring her real-world biotechnology experience to the classroom.