WELCOME TO MY EPORTFOLIO,
I’M DR. MONIKA OLI
Gruess Gott ~ Namaste!
Thanks for visiting! Explore my site to learn more about me, my teaching and advising. I have assigned my students and TAs to make ePortfolios, so it's now time to have my own, too. Get in touch if your have questions about microbiology and related careers, if you are a student and need help or if you are a colleague to exchange ideas - I look forward to it.
As a native German and natural adventurer, my passion has continuously driven me to expand my knowledge, experience, and goals. With a strong academic and industry background and diverse skill set, I guide and mentor my students through experiments in the lab and during their life quest. Keep exploring my site to learn more information about me, and reach out directly with any questions.
MASTERS OF SCIENCE IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP (MSE) - UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
Master of Science in Entrepreneurship Program (MSE) is where the principle and practice of entrepreneurship seamlessly intersect. Through a stimulating curriculum and transformational experiential learning opportunities, this one-year, intensive program equips promising entrepreneurs with the skills and savvy to plan, launch and sustain innovative ventures on their terms.
PH.D. IN CELLULAR AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY - UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA AT BIRMINGHAM
My PhD thesis research explored the molecular function of the SRA gene (serum resistance associated gene) in African Trypanosomes, a parasite that cause sleeping sickness
M.SC. IN BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES, MICROBIOLOGY - MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY
I studied the change of gastrointestinal microflora (microbiome) in cholera-toxin inoculated diarrhea, comparing treatment effects of oral rehydration solution with and without the prebiotic Fructooligosaccharice (FOS)
B.SC. WITH HONORS, ZOOLOGY/PSYCHOLOGY - UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH, UK
My honors thesis title was: “Comparing and quantifying mother-baby interaction in Humans and Chimpanzees
PRE‑DIPLOMA IN BIOLOGY - UNIVERSITY OF REGENSBURG, GERMANY
My emphasis was electrophysiology and microscopy during my undergraduate Biology studies
Careers, Roles & Responsibilities
LECTURER -> SENIOR LECTURER, DEPARTMENT OF MICROBIOLOGY AND CELL SCIENCE, CALS, UF
Creator of and instructor for a variety of courses including microbiology lab, Supervised teaching (graduate and undergraduate), Lab skills bootcamp, Microbes without Borders among others
Microbiology Teaching Lab Coordinator
Undergraduate Coordinator and Advisor
DIRECTOR, TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH, TRANSGENERON THERAPEUTICS
Production and up-scaling of a novel therapeutic to reprogram pancreatic cells for diabetes patients
SENIOR SCIENTIST -> ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR FOR R&D, BANYAN BIOMARKERS
I directed the development of novel diagnostic ELISA assays for the detection of traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
POST-DOCTORAL ASSOCIATE, DEPARTMENT OF ORAL BIOLOGY, UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
Working on immunomodulatory antibodies against Steptococcus mutans, a cariogenic oral microbe
Tricks of the Trade
TEACHING MICROBIOLOGY LABS CREATIVELY
sharing my enthusiasm for microbiology and everything related to it
MENTORING - ADVISING - COACHING
being there for my students no matter what questions or concerns they have
providing a nurturing environment for students to be able to make mistakes, think critically end embrace their creativity
"Believe you can and you're halfway there"