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Derek Lau

Derek Lau

Lecturer of Biology

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Office Hours

Office: Wilkens Science Center,  Room 309H

Office Hours: T/W 9:30am – 10:30am;  Th 2:00pm -3:30pm; F (Zoom Only) 9:00am -10:00am


Ph.D., Harvard University; B.S., University of Washington


My main goal in education is to get students excited about the fundamental principles of biology and be able to relate different concepts they learn in class to much bigger picture in scientific research or even the society. In order to keep up with the ever-expanding field of biology, it is important to teach students where to look for information, how to analyze information, and how to ask the right questions.   

What I Love About Emmanuel

The relatively small class size, the emphasis on understanding rather than memorizing, and the cordial academic environment.

Courses I Teach

  • BIOL 1102 - Human Biology
  • BIOL 1105 - Introduction to Cellular and Molecular Biology
  • BIOL 1106 - Introduction to Organismic and Evolutionary Biology Laboratories

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