Sheela Ramamoorthy

Associate Professor

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701 231 8504

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  • Ph.D. in Biomedical and Veterinary Sciences/Molecular Cell Biology and Biotechnology from Virginia Tech (2006)
  • M.S in Microbiology, Cell and Molecular Biology from Oklahoma State University (2002)
  • BVSc (DVM) in Veterinary Medicine from Madras Veterinary College, India (1991)

Professional Experience

  • Assistant Professor of Virology at University of Georgia (2010-2012)
  • Serology Clinician at Iowa State University (2008-2010)
  • Postdoctoral Associate at Virginia Tech (2006-2008)

Teaching Interests

  • Virology: MICR 475/675 ( 3 credits, Fall Semesters). This undergraduate/ graduate course covers the basics for virology, viral pathogenesis and diseases.
  • Critical Thinking for the Life Sciences: MICR 767 (3 credits, Fall Semesters). This graduate level course provides practical training on topics like information retrieval, the scientific process and good experimental design, common logical fallacies in science and Socratic questioning, integrated into critically reviewing and writing manuscripts, media reports and grants
  • Foundations in Microbiology: MICR 801 and 802 ( 4 credits, Spring and Fall Semesters). Team teach modules on the philosophy of science, information flow and viral evolution and selective effects of environmental contexts
  • Capstone experience in Microbiology: MICR 486 (3credits, Spring and Fall Semesters). Undergraduate students design and execute a research project, write a short paper and poster