BMB Welcomes New Instructor Gregory Broussard
July 31, 2014 – The department of biochemistry and molecular biology is delighted to welcome new lecturer, Dr. Gregory Broussard, to its ranks. Before coming to Penn State University, Broussard was a research associate in the department of biological sciences at the University of Pittsburgh, working in the laboratory of Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor, Graham F. Hatfull. Broussard obtained his doctoral degree in Biology and his bachelor of science in Microbiology from the University of Louisiana.
Dr. Broussard is particularly interested in phage functional genomics; phage-host interactions; bacterial pathogens, especially M. tuberculosis and Vibrio spp. This fall he will teach Elementary Microbiology (MICRB 106) and Laboratory of General and Applied Microbiology (MICRB 421W). He has gained his teaching experience through immersion into the undergraduate HHMI Phagehunter Program at University of Pittsburgh over the last seven years. Dr. Broussard's teaching philosophy centers around a scientific teaching approach rooted in constructivism and active learning with the ultimate goal of educating future scientists and science-informed citizens.
Dr. Broussard will welcome students to his office located on the first floor of the South Frear Building this fall.
Please join the BMB department in welcoming Dr. Gregory Broussard!