SONIA SANTA ANNA, PH.D

     I began college in my home state of Arizona.  After two years, I transferred to, and eventually earned a B.S. in Zoology and a M.S. in Genetics from the University of California-Davis.  My Ph.D. in Genetics was earned as a joint student with UCB-UCSF.  My Ph.D. training was excellent; my thesis advisor was an excellent teacher and was a MacArthur Genius award recipient.

     I continued my education with a post-doctoral research appointment that began at the Medical Research Council Laboratories in Cambridge, England.  The project was completed at the University of Wisconsin, where I was mentored by a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator.

           Following that extensive training, I obtained employment as a research geneticist.  I held positions at San Francisco State University, Roche Laboratories-New Jersey, and the Human Genome Research Institute at the National Institutes of Health campus.  My former boss is the current Director of the entire National Institutes of Health.

    I left benchwork and began teaching at community colleges in 2006.  I have been continually teaching for the Los Rios or Yuba Community College School Districts since 2012.  For this career,  I have passed federal criminal background checks, most recently in 2015.  References are available.

               My approach to teaching reflects my enthusiastic for biology.  I relate well to learners of different ages and multicultural backgrounds.  I am caring, straight forward, disciplined and honest.  I constantly strive for perfection, for both myself and my clients. 

 I LOOK FORWARD TO TALKING TO YOU ABOUT YOUR NEEDS.


 

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