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Stephanie Madison, PhD

Stephanie is a senior lecturer and the Biology 160 BioLit coordinator for the Division of Biology as well as an adjunct assistant professor in BCMB.  While earning her bachelor’s degree in Biology from Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania, she discovered that she wanted to teach biology at a university.  Stephanie received her Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Cellular and Molecular Biology from the University of Tennessee where she studied the role of class XI myosins during pollen tube growth in Arabidopsis thaliana.  Her passion for teaching stems from wanting to see her students not only succeed but also enjoy learning about biology.

Stephanie typically teaches introductory cellular and molecular biology (BIOL 160) and general genetics (BIOL 240).  She also teaches a graduate course, Best Practices in Teaching Biology.  Recently, she has been assessing the impact of drawing in biology lecture classes on student learning.  Her other interests include gardening, hiking, and spending time with her three children, husband, and dog, Sandy.

Past Publications:

Madison, S., M. Buchanan, J. Glass, T. McClain, E. Park, and A. Nebenführ.  (2015)  Class XI myosins move specific organelles in pollen tubes and are required for normal fertility and pollen tube growth in ArabidopsisPlant Physiology, 169(3), 1946-1960.

Madison, S. and A. Nebenführ.  (2013)  Understanding myosin functions in plants: are we there yet?  Current Opinion in Plant Biology, 16, 710-717.

Madison, S. and A. Nebenführ.  (2011)  Live-cell imaging of dual-labeled Golgi stacks in tobacco BY-2 cells reveals similar behaviors for different cisternae during movement and brefeldin A treatment.  Molecular Plant, 4(5), 896-908.