Yainitza Hernandez-Rodriguez Profile

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Hernandez-Rodriguez, Yainitza (Ph.D.)

Assistant Professor
Department of Biological Sciences

ETI 0112H
Genetics, Cell Biology, Fungal Cell Biology, Science Writing

Dr. Hernandez-Rodriguez is interested in creating positive teaching experiences for student success that incorporates scientific writing. In her classes, she aims to create teaching environments that allow for applying higher-order thinking. Her research interests are related to the effects of essential oils on the pathogen Aspergillus fumigatus and the model system Aspergillus nidulans. She is also interested in continuing her studies on the biology of the septin cytoskeleton in Aspergillus nidulans. Dr. Hernandez-Rodriguez is launching research focused on Aquatic Fungal Diversity & Harmful Algae Blooms (HABs) Incidences in Southwest Florida. In addition, she collaborates with the Whitaker Center for STEM Education at FGCU in the GEMS activities, STEM Institute K-12, has led the Summer Research Opportunity camp (SRO), and is part of the Leadership Board. She is also a member of the Textbook & Academic Authors Association and the Genetics Society of America. In addition, Dr. Hernandez-Rodriguez is part of the Organizing Committee for the International Aspergillus Meetings.

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