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Melissa Clauson
Department of Biology
Title:Associate Professor of Biology
Degrees:PhD, University of Kentucky
MS, Morehead State University
BS, Morehead State University
Office:Jim and Helen Fugitte Science Center - Room 216
Phone:(270) 384-8229

Molecular Biology (with lab), Research in Yeast RNA Splicing, Cell Biology, Biochemistry (with lab)

I came to Lindsey in 2001.  It has always been my desire to teach at a small school.  I truly enjoy the one on one interactions with students and really getting to know my students.  I am originally from Morehead, KY and I grew up the daughter of a geology professor.  I have spent most of my life in a college science building.

My main interests outside the classroom are spending time with my husband and two children, Lilly and Sam.  I also enjoy gardening, cooking, and shopping.

My goal in the classroom is to try to convey the wonders of the complexity of cells and genetics!!  How cells do all they do and do it so well is just amazing!  I hope to stimulate student's interests through discussions within the classroom and the lab.  Currently, several students have been participating in an independent research project trying to identify genes involved mRNA splicing in Saccharomyces cerevisiae or Baker's yeast.

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