Quira Zeidan is a lecturer for the Master of Science in Biotechnology. Dr. Zeidan received her BS in Biology from the Central University of Venezuela, where she conducted research in the toxicology of anticancer drugs. She earned her PhD in Biological Chemistry from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, where her thesis work focused on the role of glycosylation in ribosome function. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the National Institutes of Health, working on protein synthesis regulation by RNA-binding proteins.
While completing her bachelor’s and doctorate degrees, Dr. Zeidan was cell biology and biochemistry teaching assistant for undergraduate and first-year medical students at her respective institutions. During her postdoc, she developed and led journal clubs for summer research interns, mentored and advised students, and organized community science outreach events at local schools and museums. Dr. Zeidan’s teaching experience includes five years as an adjunct college instructor of lecture and laboratory courses in integrated sciences, biology for health sciences, fundamentals of general chemistry, anatomy and physiology, and microbiology. In her previous appointment, she coordinated the education and outreach efforts of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, where she supported the national accreditation and certification exam programs, facilitated science communication training, and managed outreach grants, among other endeavors.