William (Bill) Reznikoff
The Marine Biological, Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA
Bill is the program director for this HHMI Precollege Science Education Initiative. He is a year-round senior research scientist in the Josephine Bay Paul Center at the Marine Biological Laboratory. He studies the mechanisms and uses of mobile genetic elements and is interested in the presence and evolution of these elements in the Wobachia and Wolbachia phage genomes.
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
Seth is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Vanderbilt Univeristy, where his lab studies the mechanisms and relevance of animal-microbe symbioses using insects, Wolbachia, and their bacteriophage as a model system. Seth is the founder of this HHMI Precollege Science Education Initiative and now serves as Course Director for our annual MBL Professional Development Workshop.
Falmouth High School, Falmouth, MA
Chris has taught biology for 13 years at Falmouth High School where she is also the science department head. She currently teaches Advanced Placement Biology and has also taught Marine Ecology, College Prep Biology, and Earth Science. She has a BS from Cornell University and an MS
from The Ohio State University in Science and Environmental Education. Chris is nationally board certified in Biology and has received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science Teaching, the National Association of Biology Teachers' Outstanding Biology Teacher Award for MA, the Mass. Audubon Society's Conservation Teacher Award, the RadioShack Science Teacher of Excellence Award, and a 2008 Amgen Award for Science Teaching Excellence which was accompanied by $10,000 for Chris and FHS.