Katayoun Chamany | The New School for Public Engagement
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    Katayoun Chamany

    Associate Profressor

    Ph.D., University of California

    Katayoun Chamany is Associate Professor of Biology and the founder of the Science, Technology, and Society program of Eugene Lang College, The New School for Liberal Arts; an undergraduate science literacy program focused on teaching science in the context of society. Trained as geneticist and cell biologist, she uses a socio-political approach and case study method to teach courses in the area of infectious diseases, cell biology, and genetics. Her course in the GPIA program investigates the relationship between infectious diseases and social and economic development. She received the Distinguished University Teaching Award in 2000, is an active member of the Faculty for the 21st Century of Project Kaleidoscope, a national organization focused on undergraduate science education reform, and serves as a reviewer for the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science. She received her Ph.D. in Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of California, Berkeley in 1996.