Amie L. Holmes is the Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies and a Lecturer in the Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology at Harvard University. She manages the Human Developmental and Regenerative Biology (HDRB) concentration at Harvard College, providing guidance and support to students, overseeing the undergraduate thesis program, and designing and teaching a number of courses in the department, including SCRB 50, a new molecular biology course launching Spring 2020.
As a New England native, Amie received her bachelor’s degree in Animal Science: Bioscience and Technology from the University of New Hampshire and her PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of Maine, where her research focused on investigating how environmental contaminants, specifically metals like chromium and arsenic, cause cancer. Before joining Harvard University in 2017 to focus on a career in education, she did her post-doctoral work at Dana Farber Cancer Institute investigating the role of sister chromatid cohesion in DNA repair and the generation of acute myeloid leukemia.
SCRB 50. Building a Human Body: From Gene to Cell to Organism
Through a series of lectures, application exercises and laboratory experiments, we will explore how the human body develops on a molecular level from gene to cell to organ. Ever wonder how you can make heart cells beat in a dish? Why can axolotls regenerate their limbs but humans cannot? How do neurites grow? Can we grow a brain in a cell culture dish? Come join us to discover the answers to these questions and more.