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About C. Britt Carlson

Britt is currently the course coordinator for General Chemistry I, the part-time faculty evaluation coordinator for the Department of Natural Sciences, the faculty advisor for the Parkland Science Club, and the program director for PRECS, an NSF-funded research experience for undergraduates. Britt earned a BA in biochemistry from Earlham College and a PhD in biomolecular chemistry from University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Her doctoral research focused on protein structure and links to genetic disease. Her passion for chemistry education and undergraduate research comes directly from this educational background.

Positions

August 2013 Present Associate Professor of Chemistry, Parkland College Natural Sciences
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September 2009May 2013 Chemistry Instructor, Brookdale Community College
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20112012 Visiting Scientist, Rutgers University - New Brunswick/Piscataway
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2009 Adjunct Faculty Member, Middlesex County College ‐ Department of Natural Sciences
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20042008 Graduate Research Assistant, Studies of the Thrombospondin Signature Domain, University of Wisconsin - Madison ‐ Biomolecular Chemistry
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Curriculum Vitae


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Honors and Awards

  • 2016-2019: NSF BIO REU Site “Phenotypic Plasticity Research for Community College Students” Award #1559929/1559908
  • 2016: American Association of Women in Community Colleges, “40 under 40” honoree.
  • 2012-2013: Brookdale Innovation Grant, Brookdale Community College, “Investigation of the Creation of a STEM Institute at Brookdale”
  • 2006-2007: Vilas Travel Grant, University of Wisconsin–Madison
  • 2005-2006: US National Institutes of Health training grant HL07899
  • June 5-10, 2004: Best Student Poster Award, FASEB Summer Research Conference, Thrombospondins and Other Modulatory Adhesion Molecules in Tissue Organization and Homeostasis. Pine Mountain, GA


Education

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20082009 Postdoctoral Fellow, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
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20042008 PhD, Biomolecular Chemistry, University of Wisconsin-Madison ‐ School of Medicine and Public Health
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19951999 BA, Biochemistry, Earlham College
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Contact Information

Department of Natural Sciences
2400 W. Bradley Avenue, Room L-133
Champaign, IL 61821


Phenotypic Plasticity Research Experience for Community College Students (PRECS) (2)

Teaching Works (3)

Published Works (6)

Research Works (1)

Posters (7)