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This newest addition to the best-selling Microbiology: Laboratory Theory & Application series of manuals provides an excellent value for courses where lab time is at a premium. The Essentials edition is intended for courses populated by nonmajors and allied health students and includes exercises selected to reflect core microbiology laboratory concepts.
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Dr. Lourdes Norman-McKay is a professor at Florida State College Jacksonville, where peers and students recognized her with the Outstanding Faculty Award. After earning a degree in microbiology from the University of Florida, she completed a Ph.D. in biochemistry and molecular biology and a postdoctoral specialization in microbiology and immunology at the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine. As a National Institutes of Health Postdoctoral Fellowship awardee, she studied the role of viruses in cancer. In her nearly two decades as a scientist-educator, she has trained thousands of healthcare professionals and secured extensive federal funding to promote STEM education and empower underrepresented groups in STEM. In addition to authoring globally recognized, market-leading texts in microbiology with Pearson and Morton Publishing (Top Hat), her considerable STEM program development experience ranges from designing and launching a biomedical sciences baccalaureate program to serving as a curriculum designer and subject matter expert for the Florida Space Research Institute and Workforce Florida. Dr. Norman-McKay also currently serves as a section editor for the American Society for Microbiology’s (ASM) Journal of Microbiology and Biology Education and is an active participant in ASM’s Microbiology in Nursing and Allied Health Committee.
As a speaker for the U.S. Department of State’s International Information Programs, Dr. Norman-McKay served in diplomacy outreach to empower women and youth in STEM, bolster STEM education, and build STEM capacity in Central Asia. As a 2022-23 Jefferson Science Fellow, Dr. Norman-McKay will serve as a Senior Science Policy Advisor to the State Department’s Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and Health Diplomacy.