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Matz, Becky

Education

Bachelor of Science

University of Illinois, 2007

Doctor of Philosophy

University of Michigan 2012

 

About This Team Member

Becky graduated from the University of Illinois in 2007 with a B.S. in Chemistry. At U of I, she did research with Scott Silverman on catalytic DNA. At Michigan, Becky completed a Ph.D. in Chemistry in the Banaszak Holl lab where her research focused on understanding cellular responses to nonviral gene delivery agents and on the implications of concurrent versus nonconcurrent enrollment in general chemistry lecture and laboratory.  In addition to her PhD, she also completed a M.S. in Post-Secondary Science Education with the guidance of Joe Krajcik, Director of IRMSE at Michigan State University.

Her work on learning in general chemistry was highlighted in CBE-Life Sciences Education.

Becky  was a  post-doc at the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching at the University of Michigan.  She is now assistant professor at Michigan State University.

Publications

Polyplex Exposure Inhibits Cell Cycle, Increases Inflammatory Response, and Can Cause Protein Expression without Cell Division

R. L. Matz, B Erickson, S. Vaidyanathan, J. F. Kukowska-Latallo, J. R. Baker, B. G. Orr, and M. M. Banaszak Holl
Molecular Pharmaceutics
2013
10
1306-1317

Cell Volume Changes During Apoptosis Monitored in Real Time Using Digital Holographic Microscopy

A. Khmaladze, R. Matz, T. Epstein, J. Jasensky, M. M. Banaszak Holl, Z. Chen
Journal of Structural Biology
2012
178
270-278

Concurrent Enrollment in Lecture and Laboratory Enhances Student Performance and Retention

R. L. Matz, J. Krajcik, E. Rothman, M. M. Banaszak Holl
Journal of Research in Science Teaching
2012
49
659-689

Dual-wavelength digital holographic imaging with phase background subtraction

A. Khmaladze, R. Matz, J. Jasensky, E. Seeley, M. M. Banaszak Holl, Z. Chen
Optical Engineering
2012
51
055801

Dual-wavelength linear regression phase unwrapping in three-dimensional microscopic images of cancer cells

A. Khmaladze, R. L. Matz, C. Zhang, T. Wang, M. M. Banaszak Holl, Z. Chen.
Optics Letters
2011
36,
912-914