In This Installment of Access the Experts
UNO STEM TRAIL Center Director Christine Cutucache, Ph.D., answers the question: “What progress has been made in growing our STEM workforce in Nebraska?”
Cutucache is a tumor immunologist turned science educator. During her tenure, she has secured $10.9 million in extramural funding, and has published 34 peer-reviewed articles on her research, and been selected as a Fulbright Scholar (2020). She has delivered over 50 presentations on her work around the world with most including undergraduate research students as co-authors or co-presenters. Her research lab is diverse in studying both tumor immunology (specifically tumor-induced immunosuppression in B- and T-cell leukemias and lymphomas) as well as Discipline-Based Education Research (so called ‘DBER’ or science education). She is interested in student-centered, inquiry-based practices to improve learning outcomes, including critical thinking and metacognition.
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