Congratulations Dr. Chory!

Gabi Tukeman (HTH '11), Kathleen Estrella (HTH 11'), and Dr. Joanne Chory.

Congratulations to HTH ROP Biotech Advisory Board Member, HTH Science Fair judge, and HTH Internship Mentor, Dr. Joanne Chory who  received a Genetics Society of America Medal.  Dr. Chory is director of the Salk’s Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology Laboratory and Howard H. and Maryam R. Newman Chair in Plant Biology.  Besides her discoveries and accolades, Dr. Chory has mentored several students from the HTH Biotech Program.  Gabi Tukeman (HTH ’11) is attending Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Kathleen Estrella (’11) is attending Stanford University.


About Jay Vavra

Jay Vavra grew up in San Diego and returned home after a range of experiences in biology abroad and throughout California. He graduated from Stanford University and has a Ph.D. in Marine Biology from USC. Dr. Vavra also has experience working as a biologist in the fields of biotechnology and zooarchaeology, and as an environmental consultant. This is his tenth year teaching at HTH where he loves conducting original research with his students. He leads the science fair program at HTH. Most of Dr. Vavra's past students are published authors in the San Diego Bay book series. He has also led students on two successful expeditions to Tanazania.
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