Elizabeth Tuck is the Genetics and Education Fellow at the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), a fellowship co-sponsored by the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) and NHGRI. Before coming to NHGRI, she taught high school biology courses at the Wellington School in Columbus, Ohio and informal STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education programming for underserved youth at the St. Louis Science Center in St. Louis. In both roles, Ms. Tuck developed curricula that use inquiry-based techniques and modern research topics to engage students in STEM. She also mentored students pursuing independent research projects, coordinated scientist volunteers in the classroom and informal environments, and developed community outreach events such as NeuroDay and the Teen Science Café program.
Ms. Tuck earned her B.A. degree in biology and psychology at Hanover College in Hanover, Indiana, and her M.A. in molecular cell biology at Washington University in St. Louis. Her graduate research focused on molecular mechanisms of neurological and neuromuscular disorders.
Posted: February 9, 2015