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Ana I. MedranoAna I. Medrano

Instructional Professor
Department of Biology and Biochemistry

Office: Science Teaching Laboratory Building, 108-D
Contact: aimedrano@uh.edu - (713) 743-0953

Education: Ph.D., Universidad Autónoma de México (UNAM)

BIOL 1106/BIOL 1107 - Biology for Science Majors I, II (lab) (formerly BIOL 1161/BIOL 1162 – Introduction to Biological Science Laboratory 1 & 2 (Lab Coordinator))
BIOL 1306/BIOL 1307 - Biology for Science Majors I, II (lecture) (formerly BIOL 1361/BIOL 1362 – Introduction to Biological Science 1 & 2 (for science majors))

Honors and Awards

Nominated for the 2016 Group Teaching Excellence Award, as part of the CSSP Team
Nominated for the 2015 NSM John C. Butler Excellence in Teaching Award in the Instructional Faculty category
Nominated for the 2014 University Commission on Women Distinguished Faculty Scholar Awards
Postdoctoral training Fellowship, awarded by the International Center for Scientific Culture (ICSC) – World Laboratory organization, September 2001-2003

Organizations, Outreach, Boards, Memberships

Judge, Science and Engineering Fair of Houston, Plant Division, February 2014, 2015 & 2016
Panel Member, Hispanic Heritage Foundation’s LOFT (Latinos On Fast Track) STEM Leadership Symposium, Feb 24, 2015, and Oct 6, 2015
Member, External Review Committee for the University of Texas Pan-American (UTPA) University-Level Excellence Awards, March 2015
Member, Foundations of Excellence Implement LEARNING Work Group, 2015
Review of Chapters 5-9 of Campbell Biology in Focus, 1st edition. Pearson. March–April 2014.
Member, ADVANCE Diversity and Inclusion Committee since October 2014. ARN Chairs Peer-to-Peer Workshops development subgroup.
Judge for Biology posters in the Research Symposium, University of St. Thomas; April 2013 and April 2014
Member, Foundations of Excellence Organization Dimension Committee; fall 2013–spring 2014
Volunteer, Cougar Movers since 2014.
Review for two Majors Biology titles: Understanding Biology by Ken Mason et al and Principles of Biology by Rob Brooker et al. Chapters 8 and 5 for both textbooks. McGraw-Hill. October 2013.
Non-Staff Council Co-Chair, Cougar First Impressions (CFI) Planning Committee, University of Houston, FY 2010
Volunteer. Cougar First Impressions, University of Houston. 2009 –Present
Member, Substance Abuse and Prevention Committee, Faculty Governance Committee of the Faculty Senate, September 2012-August 2014
Member, Professors with Pride, University of Houston, since 2010
Personal Access Liaison (PAL), University of Houston, since 2008