Alexis Abboud

Grad Teaching Assistant
Graduate Assistant/Associate
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
4601

Student Information

Graduate Student
Biology (Biology and Society)
Liberal Arts & Sciences

Law Student
Juris Doctor of Law
O'Connor College of Law

Biography

Alexis began her PhD in the Center for Biology and Society at Arizona State University in 2014. She is broadly interested in the intersection of science and law and how science gets integrated into social processes like law. She is completing her dissertation on the science, history, and regulation of endocrine disruptors (chemicals that interfere with the normal functioning of hormones). Alexis has also worked on projects looking at protocols for use and sharing of genetic data, medical liability suits relevant to genetic testing, and the management of water resources in Cape Cod. 

She is also involved in many community projects at ASU. She serves on the School of Life Sciences Executive Board and the Assembly of the Graduate and Professional Student Association. Alexis has coordinated the outreach events for the Embryo Project, an NSF funded program that seeks to increase public literacy on topics related to reproductive and developmental biology. She also teached the writing seminar for the Embryo Project. 

 

Education

Alexis completed her undergraduate degree in Biology and Society at Barrett, the Honors College, Arizona State University. She completed her honors thesis on Influenza Pandemic Preparedness in the Public Health Sector. Following graduation, Alexis began her PhD in the Biology and Society program in order to further pursue her study of the intersection between science and legal systems. 

Teaching Website

Courses

Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
HON 497 Honors Colloquium
HPS 498 Pro-Seminar
BIO 498 Pro-Seminar
HPS 591 Seminar
BIO 591 Seminar
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
BIO 189 Life Sciences Career Paths
HON 497 Honors Colloquium
BIO 498 Pro-Seminar
HPS 498 Pro-Seminar
HPS 591 Seminar
BIO 591 Seminar
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
HON 497 Honors Colloquium
HPS 498 Pro-Seminar
BIO 498 Pro-Seminar
HPS 591 Seminar
BIO 591 Seminar
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
HON 497 Honors Colloquium
HPS 498 Pro-Seminar
BIO 498 Pro-Seminar
HPS 591 Seminar
BIO 591 Seminar
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Title
HON 497 Honors Colloquium
HPS 498 Pro-Seminar
BIO 498 Pro-Seminar
HPS 591 Seminar
BIO 591 Seminar
Fall 2015
Course Number Course Title
HON 497 Honors Colloquium
HPS 498 Pro-Seminar
BIO 498 Pro-Seminar
HPS 591 Seminar
BIO 591 Seminar
Spring 2015
Course Number Course Title
HON 497 Honors Colloquium
HPS 498 Pro-Seminar
BIO 498 Pro-Seminar
HPS 591 Seminar
BIO 591 Seminar

Presentations

Alexis teaches the Embryo Project Writing Seminar. She teaches 12 to 18 undergraduate and graduate students how to write encyclopedia articles for the public audience of the Embryo Project Encyclopedia (embryo.asu.edu). The Embryo Project is an NSF- and ASU-funded research endeavor attempting to increase scientific literacy around topics related to developmental and reproductive biology. As part of that attempt, the Embryo Project hosts the Embryo Project Encyclopedia, an online, Open Access publication containing historically contextualized scientific articles written for a public audience. Those articles are written and edited by graduate and undergraduate students. 

Honors/Awards

Strategic Initiatives Fund through the Office of the President, Arizona State University

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Graduate Excellence Award, 2017

Inaugural Outstanding Alumni Award, TGen and Helios Education Foundation, 2016

School of Life Sciences' True Grit Award, Fall 2014, Arizona State University

Mouer Award, Arizona State University, 2014

 

Editorships

Editor for the Journal of Science Policy and Governance