The Department of Cell and Developmental Biology recognizes her dedication, talent, and effectiveness in teaching.

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Dr. Prasanth’s primary teaching responsibility has been the creation and delivery of MCB 400 Cancer Cell Biology, one of the most popular undergraduate elective courses. She is consistently ranked as excellent by her students each semester.

In addition to her classroom teaching, Dr. Prasanth has been an outstanding mentor to students engaged in undergraduate research. Training undergraduate research students in the lab involves significant commitments of time, effort, and resources, and the 15 students she has trained demonstrate her commitment to creating opportunities for undergraduates. Currently, her lab has three undergraduate students performing research under her guidance.

Many of her former students are on their way to successful careers- three have gone on to graduate school, four to medical school, two to research positions, and one is a director of private healthcare company in India. Several of her research students have won awards and recognition for their work.

Dr. Prasanth’s lectures are known for their clarity and her ability to explain complex topics. Her lectures noted for being lively, enthusiastic, and engaging, even during a 1.5 hour session.

Named for the founder of the award, the Lynn M. Martin Award for Distinguished Women Teachers is designated to promote exceptional achievement in undergraduate teaching by women. Two awards (one for Teaching Assistants and one for Faculty members) are awarded by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Posted May 25, 2017.