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BIOGRAPHY AND RESEARCH INTERESTS
Jamie Schaefer, a 2002 Drexel University graduate earning a bachelors of science in psychology and a masters of science in education is the coordinator of the Science Outreach Program at Thomas Jefferson University. Since August 2002, Ms. Schaefer has developed and implemented the K-12 curriculum that uses zebrafish to teach students about life science and the importance of genetic research. Jefferson’s Science Outreach Program has two main components: educating students and community members through hands-on tours of Jefferson’s Zebrafish Facility, and bringing the zebrafish to second through fourth grade school classrooms throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware for hands-on experiments. The program teaches students about science literacy, genetics, the experimental process and the cardiovascular system through the use of live zebrafish.
Shuda, J.R., Butler, V.G., Vary, R., Farber, S.A. (2016) Project BioEYES: Accessible Student-Driven Science for K-12 Students and Teachers. PLoS Biology. 14:e2000520
Shuda, J., and Kearns-Sixsmith, D. (2009) Outreach: empowering students and teachers to fish outside the box. Zebrafish. 6(2):133-138
Schaefer, J. and Ryan, A. (2006) Developmental plasticity in the thermal tolerance of zebrafish Danio rerio. Journal of Fish Biology. 69(3):722-734