Dr. Laura Ott is a teaching assistant professor in the Department of Biology. She has a B.S. in microbiology from Michigan State University and a Ph.D. in immunology from North Carolina State University. She is broadly trained as a cell and molecular biologist and teaches BIOL 101, BIOL 103, BIOL 202, BIOL 252, BIOL 295, BIOL 395, and BIOL 448. For the past 8 years, her research has focused on the scholarship of teaching and learning, where she investigates innovative curricular and co-curricular activities to promote the success of diverse students in STEM.