Irina Makarevitch received the B.S. degree in molecular biology from Novosibirsk State University, Russia, and the Ph.D. degree in plant breeding and genetics from the University of Minnesota, MN, USA. Currently, she works as an Associate Professor of biology at Hamline University, a small primarily undergraduate institution in Saint Paul, MN, USA. Makarevitch studies maize epigenetics, specifically variation in histone modifications, in collaboration with Dr. Springer at the University of Minnesota. She also serves as a reviewer for several NSF panels and for several peer-reviewed journals. Makarevitch is also interested in developing novel approaches to teaching various biology disciplines. Her areas of expertise include the following: biology undergraduate education, plant genetics and genomics, transgenic DNA integration, maize DNA methylases, aneuploidy, histone methylation, and epigenetics.
Biography Updated on 24 September 2013