Dr. Mary Anne Clark, Biology


B.S., B.A., Texas Woman’s University
M.S. New Mexico State University
Ph.D. Bryn Mawr College

Teaching in the Biology Department at Texas Wesleyan University since 1979.

Research Interests/Scholastic Profile:
The use of virtual environments in teaching and learning. I have developed Genome Island in Second Life for online students in genetics. Recent students have also participated in the EteRNA RNA folding project sponsored by Carnegie Mellon and Stanford Universities.

Courses taught at Texas Wesleyan:
Biology 1322/1122 (Introduction to Genetics)
Biology 3431 (Molecular Genetics)
NSC 1414 (Cats, Codons and Chromosomes)
WSP 2212 (Heroes in Science)
Biology 3352 (Introduction to Research)
Biology 4351 (Senior Research in Biology)
Biology 4102 (Biology Certification Review)

Clark, M. A. 2011. Genome Island: A Virtual Laboratory Environment in Second Life. In: Engaging the Avatar in Global Education, Charles Wankel (ed). IAP, 2012.

Clark, M. A. Genome Island, a virtual science environment in Second Life.
Innovate Online, 5 (August/September 2009).

Clark, M. A. Genome Island.
Educause Review (September/October 2008) 43 (5).


Previous presentations
Film Collection


PDF’s Former Lectures

Bugs and Babies Download
The Rest is Silence Download
Facial Genetics Download
The Dragon’s Smile Download
GeneEditing Panel Download
Mitochondrial-Eve Download

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