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Francesca Theriault

Biology

Dawson College, Montreal, QC

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Education and background

Francesca is a tenured biology professor at Dawson College, where she chaired the Biology Department for over 4 years. She was Coordinator of the Science Program for over 3 years and currently has numerous roles in Science Program development. She started her teaching career while finishing her PhD research on the role of the transcription factor Runx1 in neuronal development in Dr. Stefano Stifani’s lab at the MNI. The years during which she finished her research, wrote and defended her thesis, got her doctoral degree in Neurological Sciences (which evolved into IPN) in 2007, and started full time teaching at Dawson in 2004, were hectic, to say the least! However, the satisfaction Francesca feels in her chosen career is beyond what she had hoped for when first deciding that her future lay in teaching. (Source: McGill.ca)

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