Life of the School Episode 40: Dessy Dimova

Dessy is a biology teacher at Barnegat High School in Barnegat, New Jersey.  Dessy is very involved in the AP Biology community both through attending the AP Biology Read and through her involvement in the AP Biology discussions on both the Facebook National AP Biology Teachers group and the College Board AP Biology Teacher Community.  Before teaching, Dessy was a research scientist. She earned her PhD in Molecular Biology from Cornell University.  She has worked in a variety of lab research settings including the National Academy of Medicine in Bulgaria, New York University Medical Center, Sloan-Kettering Institute for Cancer Research, Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center

and Harvard Medical School. She was also a Principal Investigator and had her own research group at the Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry at Rutgers University.  Her research has been centered on understanding transcriptional and epigenetic control mechanisms as they relate to cell division and cancer using models such as yeast, fruit flies and human cells. She has authored research papers and review articles.


Show Notes:


Pick of the Week:

Dessy –

Researchers have discovered the presence of organic matter in extraterrestrial salt crystals, providing a unique window into the development and distribution of astromaterials across the ancient solar system. Their findings were published in the latest issue of Science Advances​. #TogetherScienceCan


Aaron – Emily Grasilie’s The Brain Scoop




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