Dr. Mary Jo Koroly
Mary Jo Koroly, Ph.D., is Director of the University of Florida Center for Precollegiate Education and Training (UF CPET) and a faculty member in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in the College of Medicine. She served on the faculties of Bryn Mawr College and Harvard Medical School before coming to UF. Her research interests and publications are in the area of cell regulation, membrane biochemistry, and science education. From 1989 – 1994, she served as the founding director of the Education and Training Program of the UF Interdisciplinary Center for Biotechnology Research, a laboratory-based workshop program to teach new concepts and biotechnologies to scientists and physicians, graduate and medical students, secondary school teachers, and non- science professionals. She continues to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, directs the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology course for medical students, and serves on numerous education committees on campus and throughout Florida. Since 1995, she has led UF CPET in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs that link UF research faculty and graduate students with inservice teachers and their motivated students in grades six through fourteen. She welcomes new collaborations in basic and applied science outreach with universities and businesses, with UF faculty and students, and with Florida’s K-14 educators and students.