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Shawna Naidu

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Contact Information

200 Burrill Hall
Senior Coordinator for Instruction (Honors)/Instructor


Shawna Naidu, PhD, has been an advisor since August 2006. Her advising interests include:

  • High-Achieving Students
  • Double Majors
  • Advising towards Graduate and Professional School
  • Intercultural Students
  • Peer Advising
  • LGBTQIA+ Ally

Research Interests

  • Assessment of Advising
  • Increasing academic success of at-risk students
  • In my past life: Plant response to global environmental changes


Ph.D., M.S. Plant Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1996, 1992
A.B. Biology, Washington University in St. Louis, 1989    

Courses Taught

  • MCB 298 (Honors Lab Discussion Sections)
  • MCB 292 (Experiential Learning in MCB)

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  • The School of MCB is proud to recognize outstanding members of its community at the annual holiday celebration. On Dec. 7, 2023, several faculty and staff were presented awards for their valuable contributions by School of MCB Director Milan Bagchi, Deborah Paul Professor of Molecular &...