Dina Newman

Assistant Professor

SMERC Website

Contact Information

OfficeCBT 3129
Phone(585) 475-4482

Mailing Address

153 Lomb Memorial Dr.
Rochester, NY 14623

B.S. in Biological Sciences, Cornell University
M.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Chicago
Ph.D. in Genetics, University of Chicago
Post-doc in Human Genetics, University of Chicago

Research Interests

Novice to expert learning progressions in genetics, particularly information flow as a core concept of biology;
Evidence-based pedagogy, including using models in the classroom, deep reading of  the primary literature, and peer-learning activities;
The value of undergraduate research experiences

Selected Publications

Wright LK, Fisk JN, Newman DL (2014) DNA ->RNA: What do students think the arrow means? CBE Life Sci Educ, 13(2):338-348.

Newman DL, Skuse GR, Carter D, Pough FH, Wright LK. (2013)  Lessons Learned from a the First Year Implementation of a Two-Track Reformed Introductory Biology Course.  Proc 2013 NABT Biol Educ Res Symp, Atlanta, GA. available online at www.nabt.org
Wright LK, Zyto S, Karger DR, Newman DL. (2013) Online Reading Informs Classroom Instruction and Promotes Collaborative Learning. J Coll Sci Teach. 43(2):44-53.
Wright LK, Newman DL. (2013) Using PCR to target misconceptions about gene expression. J Biol Microbiol Educ. 14(1):93-100. DOI: 10.1128/jmbe.v14i1.539
Newman DL, Catavero CM, Wright LK.  (2012) Students Fail to Transfer Knowledge of Chromosome Structure to Topics Pertaining to Cell Division.  CBE Life Sci Educ, 11(4): 425-436. DOI:10.1187/cbe.12-01-0003

Newman DL, Fisher LM, Ohmen J, Parody R, Frisina ST, Mapes F, Eddins DA, Frisina DR, Frisina RD, Friedman RA (2012). GRM7 variants associated with age-related hearing loss based on auditory perception. Hearing Res, 294:125-132. DOI: 10.1016/j.heares.2012.08.016
Wright LK, Newman DL (2011).  An interactive modeling lesson increases student understanding of ploidy during meiosis. Biochem Mol Biol Educ, 39(5): 344-351. DOI: 10.1002/bmb.20645
Newman DL, Wright LK, Sweet HC (2010).  A structured undergraduate research program that trains and prepares students for post-graduate education and scientific careers.  ICERI2010 Proceedings, p. 5010-5019.