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Ott, Laura

Teaching Assistant Professor
104A Wilson Hall


Ph.D., Immunology, North Carolina State University (2010)

B.S., Microbiology, Michigan State University (2005)


Courses taught:

BIOL 101: Principles of Biology (Fall 2021)

BIOL 101H: Honors Principles of Biology (Fall 2021)

BIOL 202: Molecular Biology and Genetics (Spring 2022)

BIOL 252: Human Anatomy & Physiology (Spring 2022)

BIOL 395: Undergraduate Research in Biology

BIOL 448: Advanced Cell Biology (Fall 2021)


Office hours:

Please email to schedule a meeting.


Select STEM education publications:

Ott LE, Godsay S, Stolle-McAllister K, Kowalewski C, Maton KI, LaCourse WR (2020).  Introduction to Research: A scalable, online badge implemented in conjunction with a classroom-based undergraduate research experience (CURE) that promotes students’ matriculation into mentored undergraduate researchUnderstanding Interventions, 11. *Diversity Program Consortium special issue.

Goller CC and Ott LE (2020).  Evolution of an 8-week upper-division metagenomics course: Diagramming a learning path from observational to quantitative microbiome analysisBiochemistry and Molecular Biology Education, 48

Ott LE, Hodges LC, LaCourse WR (2020).  Supporting Deaf students in undergraduate research experiences: Perspectives of American Sign Language interpretersJournal of Microbiology and Biology Education, 21 *Inclusive Science themed issue.

Ott LE, Carpenter TS, Hamilton DS, LaCourse WR (2018).  Discovery Learning: Development of a unique active learning environment for introductory chemistryThe Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 18

Ott LE, Kephart K, Stolle-McAllister K, LaCourse WR (2018).  Students’ understanding and perceptions of assigned team roles in a classroom laboratory environmentJournal of College Science Teaching, 47

LaCourse WR, Sutphin KL, Ott LE, Maton KI, McDermott P, Bieberich C, Farabaugh P, Rous P (2017).  Think 500, not 50! A scalable approach to student success in STEMBMC Proceedings, 11 *Diversity Program Consortium special issue.

Lentz TB, Ott LE, Robertson SD, Windsor SC, Kelley JB, Wollenberg MS, Dunn RR, Goller CC (2017).  Unique Down to our Microbes — assessment of an inquiry-based metagenomics activityJournal of Microbiology and Biology Education, 18

Ott LE, Carson S (2016).  Who Scared the Cat? A molecular crime scene investigation laboratory exerciseJournal of Microbiology and Biology Education, 17

Ott LE, Carson S (2014).  Immunological Tools: Engaging students in the use and analysis of flow cytometry and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education, 42