Brooke Flammang, PhDAssistant Professor of Biology
Office: Wass Hall
Department: Mathematics and Science
Degrees: Ph.D., Biology, 2010, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Professor Flammang is interested in the interaction of organisms with their environment, the evolution of the physiological and biomechanical control systems an organism uses to react to its environment, and modeling of organismal control systems using biologically-inspired robotics. Her postdoctoral research at Harvard University was funded by the Office of Naval Research with the aim of producing a fully autonomous underwater vehicle. In 2013 she was honored with the Dorothy M. Skinner Award, which is given by the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology to an early-career scientist who has demonstrated outstanding scholarship and shows high potential for continued excellence in research. Professor Flammang has also received numerous Commendations for Distinguished Teaching Performance while at Harvard University.
Prior to coming to Lasell, Professor Flammang worked as a nationally registered Paramedic and as a field biologist for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Northwest Fisheries Science Center.
What is important for your students to take away from your classes?
I want students to not only learn the material that is presented to them, but to become strong lifelong learners with a genuine interest in the world around them.
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