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Course Personnel

Dr. Betty L. Black received a B.A. degree in Biology from Lindenwood College, an M.S. degree from Vanderbilt University, and a Ph.D. from Washington University (St. Louis). She pursued postdoctoral studies at Washington University Medical School and is currently a Professor of Biology. She conducts research on development of embryonic intestine and teaches courses in Developmental Anatomy, Functional Histology, and Animal Diversity as well as the DE sections of BIO 181 and 183. Dr. Black is responsible for the course website and all aspects of the "lecture" part of the course.

Catherine Wise received a B.S. degree in Biology with a minor in Environmental Health and Toxicology from the University of Southern Maine in 2014 and is currently enrolled in the Toxicology Ph.D. program at NCSU. She is completing her doctoral research in the Breen Lab on the Veterinary Campus where she utilizes a multispecies comparative approach to understanding the genetic and toxicological contributions to urothelial carcinogenesis and metastasis. Catherine is interested in pursuing a career in comparative toxicology research. In her free time she enjoys soccer, the ocean, and anything that can include bringing her dog, Simbaa, along for the adventure. Catherine is the senior grader for BIO 183.