We are a lab that LOVES biology! We love learning about how and why life works in the ways it does, and we want every student to love it as much as we do. We are therefore curious about approaches, tools, and environments designed to promote learning in different realms of biological science. Our research explores factors that can help (or hinder) students in mastering difficult concepts, acquiring disciplinary skills, or that impact how they make their way through a biology course, curriculum, or profession. We are especially focused on research that examines how visual representations contribute to learning and conceptual change over short- and long-terms.
Our team includes postdoctoral researchers, graduate students, and undergraduates from diverse interests and expertise, including plant biology, ecology, cognitive science, evolution, and neuroscience. Please visit our Research page for more about the work we do and a summary of our current and past projects. If you think you might like to join our team, please check for opportunities in our lab or contact me for more information.