B.S., Biology, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
M.S., Cell Molecular Biology and Physiology, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
Ph.D., Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
Dr. Adani Pujada (she/her) is a biologist and life science educator whose mission is to make STEM more accessible and diverse. She obtained her Ph.D. in Molecular Cell Biology. She researched the role of the gene Notch1 in both ulcerative colitis and colitis-associated cancer to help discover new treatments to prevent the development of this cancer.
Throughout graduate school, she had the opportunity to train as an educator earning three distinguished awards: 1) The Certificate of Excellence in College Teaching and Learning from CETLOE, 2) The Steven Kudravi Memorial Award for Instructional Excellence and 3) The Graduate Leadership Award from the GSU Biology department.
Pujada has experience teaching undergraduate and graduate courses such as introductory biology laboratories, immunology, cell and molecular biology, science communication, signature experience courses (internship and independent research in biomedical science), etc. She has also mentored graduate teaching assistants teaching introductory biology labs. Besides teaching, Pujada is also interested in promoting professional development to improve overall STEM retention inside and outside her classrooms. She communicates evidence-based science educational content, laboratory and academic tips, and other STEM academic resources on her professional platforms, accessible in English and Spanish to the public. She also shares her educational journey as a woman in STEM and as a first-generation faculty member in academia.