Elizabeth Tuck is a Genomics Education Specialist at the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) where she works on K-16 genomics education and community engagement. She coordinated a national meeting of participants from academia, industry, government and non-profit to address the need for genomic literacy in the public, K-16 students, and healthcare professionals and she co-chaired the K-16 Working Group. Previously, she was a Genetics and Education Fellow with ASHG and NHGRI, where she worked on curricular resources, teacher professional development, and training scientists in public engagement at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History (NMNH). Before her fellowship, Ms. Tuck taught high school biology at the Wellington School in Columbus, Ohio and informal STEM education at the St. Louis Science Center in St. Louis, Missouri where she developed inquiry-based curricula incorporating modern research to engage students in STEM. She also mentored students pursuing independent research projects, coordinated scientist volunteers, and developed community events.
Ms. Tuck earned her B.A. in biology and psychology at Hanover College in Hanover, Indiana, and her M.A. in molecular cell biology at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. Her graduate research focused on molecular mechanisms of neurological and neuromuscular disorders, such as Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) and limb-girdle muscular dystrophy (LGMD).
Last Updated: August 6, 2018