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Ruth E. Buskirk, Ph.D.

Distinguished Senior Lecturer Molecular Genetics and Microbiology 

UT Austin

I am only teaching when someone is learning.

So, I often use in-class exercises and informal contact with small groups outside of lecture to determine whether students are engaged and whether I have given them a sufficient framework to learn on their own. I love biology, how things work and the way everything fits together, so it is gratifying when I see students come to understand mechanisms and the big picture."