FGCU Emergency Management Advisory

Sept. 27, 2022 | FGCU is canceling all classes and non-essential campus activities Thursday and Friday. FGCU leaders will evaluate methods for students to make up for lost instructional time, which will likely include the use of planned study dates as regular academic class. Please expect updates to the academic calendar once we return to normal operations. For storm updates, visit fgcu.edu/emergencymanagement.

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Hernandez-Rodriguez, Yainitza (Ph.D.)

Assistant Professor
Department of Biological Sciences

WH 0248
 Genetics, Cell Biology, Science Writing

Dr. Hernandez-Rodriguez is interested in creating positive teaching experiences for student success that incorporates scientific writing. In her classes, she aims to create teaching environments that allow for applying higher-order thinking. Her research interests are related to the effects of essential oils in the pathogen Aspergillus fumigatus and the model system Aspergillus nidulans. She is also interested in continuing her studies on the biology of the septin cytoskeleton in Aspergillus nidulans. In addition, she collaborates with the Whitaker Center for STEM Education at FGCU in the GEMS activities, STEM Institute K-12, has led the Summer Research Opportunity camp (SRO), and is part of the Leadership Board. She is also a member of the Textbook & Academic Authors Association and the Genetics Society of America. In addition, Dr. Hernandez is part of the Organizing Committee for the International Aspergillus Meetings.

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