Jack TH Wang Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia 2015

Jack TH Wang

I completed my undergraduate studies at UQ in Biochemistry and Bioinformatics, completing a dual degree in Science and Information Technology in 2006. I then continued on to do my PhD in 2007 at the Institute of Molecular Bioscience, UQ, studying the interface between molecular bioscience and microbiology in a host-pathogen-interaction context. Following the completion of my doctoral studies in early 2010, I worked as a Research Officer at the Institute of Molecular Bioscience before relocating to the School of Chemistry & Molecular Biosciences in a teaching-focused appointment in July 2010. I am currently a Lecturer in Microbiology at UQ, serving as the UQ Microbiology major convenor. I have applied my research background towards an interdisciplinary approach to Microbiology teaching, and my current educational research as a teaching-focused academic in Microbiology revolves around the integration of authentic research experiences into large undergraduate Microbiology courses. This research aims to address the feasibility of conducting authentic research cross different scientific disciplines in large undergraduate courses, as well as the appropriate scaffolding and assessment practices that will maximise student learning gains.

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