Karah StreetBiology Instructor
9/2001- 8/2003 Postdoctoral Training
University of California, Irvine
Principal Investigator: Frank LaFerla, Ph.D.
Studied Familial Parkinsonís Disease mutations in the alpha-synuclein gene and their role in calcium dyshomeostasis.
2000 Ph.D. Cellular and Structural Biology
University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio
Dissertation Advisor: Christi A. Walter, Ph.D.
Studied mitochondrial involvement in human aging.
1992 B.S. Biochemistry and Cellular Biology
University of California, San Diego
Regarding adding one of my courses:
We have electronic priority add lists (PAL) for Anatomy (BIO 11) and Physiology (BIO12). If the classes are full when it is your time to register, you simply try to add the class anyway and an option will appear to place your name on the PAL. I take any additional students from this list. However, you should know, that other professors DO NOT have to use this list for adding students--they can use their own wait list, or use a lottery system, etc. You should also visit this web site to view important information on clearing your prereqs for anatomy and physiology.
Also keep in mind that IVC and Saddleback have different prereqs for physiology.
Students with disabilities- I do have transcripts available for my podcasts and video streams. If you require them, please e-mail me.
WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT
For those of you pursuing a health care professional career (e.g., nursing, dental hygiene, physician's assistant), I believe you have made a great decision to attend Saddleback College for completion of your science courses. Although Anatomy, Microbiology and Physiology are rigorous and demanding courses, I believe you can complete these courses with the guidance of your instructor and the reliance of study groups.