Melissa McCartney PhD

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Bio

Dr. Melissa McCartney, Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Florida International University, is the Director of Research for Science in the Classroom (SitC). Melissa performs discipline-based education research using SitC resources, focusing on how effective the SitC project is at conveying the nature and process of science to students, as well as how serving as a Contributor for SitC enhances the annotator's understanding of effective science communication.

Melissa developed, implemented, and managed SitC, serving as Senior Project Director for 2 years and as an Associate Editor for Science for 5 years. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia/Penn, received her PhD from The George Washington University, and received her bachelor of science from Binghamton University (SUNY).

Annotated An emerging disease causes regional population collapse of a common north American Bat SpeciesPolarized notum activation at wounds inhibits Wnt function to promote planarian head regeneration, Wireless solar water splitting using silicon-based semiconductors and earth-abundant catalysts, and Measurement of the instantaneous velocity of a Brownian particle