Scott Gariel
Professor, Engineering, Mathematics, and Chemistry
School of Natural Science, Mathematics, and Engineering


Research Interests

Research in my lab centers on the question of how genes are turned on and off--known as the process of transcription. I have long been fascinated by how DNA and protein interact to form the immense complexity of life around us and my lab investigates this question through studying how a bacteria that lives in the soil responds to metal ion stress. In addition to the research my lab takes on, I also am involved in research that examines best practices in teaching at the undergraduate level. I am always curious what approaches result in the best learning experiences for my students and try to quantify those differences whenever possible.

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