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Welcome! I am a PhD level biologist and currently a postdoctoral fellow at Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School. In my postdoc, I am using zebrafish to understand why patients with melanoma don't always respond to therapy. I completed my PhD in Cell &; Molecular Biology at the Van Andel Research Institute and University of Pennsylvania. Prior to my PhD, I completed a Master of Science in Biochemistry at Colorado State University. I have completed numerous college and post-graduate science courses, including cell and molecular biology, biochemistry, and cancer biology. In addition, I have been an adjunct instructor for general biology and a teaching assistant for two upper-level science courses (epigenetic and biochemistry).

In a typical session, I start with a review of the material to be discussed and end by working with the students to solve problem sets and exam questions. My teaching philosophy is built on allowing the student to take the lead and helping the student develop effective strategies in order to succeed in the classroom.

While a lot of my time is spent with the fishes, outside of the lab I enjoy spending with my two cats and deaf border collie - typically on the couch watching true crime or the Food Network. In addition, as an Alaskan, I love being outside and taking adventures with my husband.

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Maggie’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Colorado State University-Fort Collins - Bachelor in Arts, English

Graduate Degree: Van Andel Institute - Doctor of Philosophy, Cellular and Molecular Biology


Exploring the outdoors The Food Network Scientific Outreach Spending time with my husband, two cats, and deaf dog

Tutoring Subjects

AP Biology


Cell Biology


College Biology

College Chemistry

Elementary School Science

GED Prep

GED Science

Graduate Level Biology

High School Biology

Life Sciences

Molecular Biology

Molecular Genetics


Science Olympiad

Test Prep

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