Sarah Youngsun Tan, Ph.D.

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Guest Instructor of Biology
On Faculty since 2014

Phone: (630)752-7082
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Education

Ph.D. Cell and Molecular Biology, The University of Texas at Austin, 2010

M.S. Biological Sciences, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), South Korea, 2002

B.S. Biological Sciences, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), South Korea, 2000

About Sarah Youngsun Tan

Marie Curie has been my heroine from childhood and studying biology has been such a privilege for me to marvel at and appreciate the works of Our Creator so intimately. As a cell biologist, I studied the functions of the dynein motor protein in the MTOC (microtubule organization center) polarization and secretion in T cells. I found it fascinating how cells orchestrate series of signaling pathways to regulate cell functions.  In the biology labs that I teach, I enjoy getting to know students and helping students discover something new and exciting. Personally, I enjoy art, singing, decorating, and spending quality time together with my husband and four lovely children.     

Courses Taught

  • Biology 241 labs: Organization of Life: Genetics and Cell Biology
  • Biology 242 labs: Diversity of Life: An Introduction to Zoology and Botany
  • Biology 356 labs: Genetics

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