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Biologist, neuroscientist, and education researcher

A Bit About Me

I am a scientist and educator starting a faculty position at the University of Richmond in August 2024. My lab will explore the molecular mechanisms of AMPA receptor exocytosis during long-term potentiation, the cellular correlate of learning and memory. My pedagogical research is focused on belonging interventions, antiracist teaching strategies, and the use of artificial intelligence in education. 

I am currently a Curriculum Fellow in Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology at Harvard Medical School. I completed my PhD at Stanford University in 2021 in Dr. Axel Brunger's Lab.

John Peters



Recent update: I am excited to share that my first project in the realm of the scholarship of teaching and learning has been published! This work describes a fictional environmental justice case study I created for my introductory human biology course at Wellesley College.

Peters JJ. 2024. An environmental justice fictional case study for engaging non-majors in human biology. J Microbiol Biol Educ. 0:e00005-24.

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