Scott Gevaert completed his PhD in Plant Biology at UGA in 2011. Today, he is the Program Coordinator and Lead Instructor for the Life Science Lab Assistant Certificate Program at St. Louis Community College. This program trains students to be entry-level lab technicians in biotechnology, through topics such as centrifugation, DNA extraction, PCR, and spectrophotometry.
Scott also coordinates a high school outreach program through Project Lead the Way in St. Louis. This program brings high school students to the college to visit facilities and complete a Gradient Centrifugation Lab and a Spectrophotometry Lab. Scott's current projects include facitilitating undergraduate research projects (e.g. CRISPR-Cas9, conservation genetics, plant physiology) and facilitating dual credit/enrollment with local high schools so that students can graduate high school with a diploma AND the Lab Assistant Certificate from the College. Find out more about Scott's program here: cte.stlcc.edu/life-science-lab-assistant/