Dr. Laurieann Casey Klockow received her undergraduate degree from Washington University- St. Louis and her Ph.D. in biomolecular chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. As a postdoctoral fellow at the Albany Medical College in Albany, NY, she studied the function of the HIV viral protein, Vpr, in viral infection and pathogenesis focusing on its interactions with components of the microRNA pathway.
Dr. Klockow has a long-standing interest in understanding how students best learn. Specifically she aims to understand what methodologies work best to train students to think critically, to analyze the validity of information sources, and to apply what they learn in the classroom to their life outside of the classroom. During graduate school, she was a teaching fellow in the Wisconsin Program for Scientific Teaching where she took coursework in scientific teaching pedagogy focused on inquiry-based teaching and learned to apply the rigor of research to her teaching. From 2008-2009, she taught as adjunct faculty at the College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY. She has participated in numerous conferences and workshops on the scholarship of teaching and learning. In 2011, she joined the faculty at Marquette where she currently teaches courses in human microbiology and pathology to undergraduates and health professional students, including serving as the course director for BISC 7410 – Human Microbiology. In addition to her teaching, Dr. Klockow also serves as a biomedical sciences academic advisor.