Faculty Profile

Biology Faculty

Laura Benton, MS

Lab Coordinator/Instructor

B.S. University of New Hampshire
M.S. University of New Hampshire

Areas of Expertise:

Microbiology, Molecular biology

Courses I teach:

  • lab sections of Genetics
  • Microbes and Human Health (lab science course for students not majoring in the sciences)

I especially enjoy instructing students in my class as well as student-workers in the Biology Department in laboratory techniques.  I believe hands-on learning is fun and allows students to actually do what they’ve previously only read or heard about.  Laboratory exercises help to cement concepts and allow students to make real-world connections with the microbes and microbiologists we study.

Life off Campus:

Outside Saint Michael's, I enjoy motorcycle rides, reading, beading, nature photography, baking, spending time with her family, going for nature walks, canoeing and kayaking.

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