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Dr. Todd Schraw

Associate Professor of Biology tdschraw@seu.edu

Degrees Earned

BS in Chemistry, University of Florida
PhD in Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, University of Kentucky

Biography

Dr. Todd Schraw brings to Southeastern University a multifaceted portfolio of scientific work. He completed his PhD in biochemistry at the University of Kentucky, where he studied the control mechanisms in platelet clot formation. With an interest in the cause of the obesity epidemic, he moved to New York City to work in the diabetes center at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, studying the relationship between obesity and diabetes. Dr. Schraw has recently completed a postdoctoral fellowship with the nationally acclaimed Touchstone Diabetes Center at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. During his time in research there, his lab received the Lily award, the highest award given by the American Diabetes Association for diabetes research. Dr. Schraw’s work has been published in his field’s top journals, including Endocrinology, Diabetes, The Journal of Clinical Investigation, Molecular and Cellular Biology, and Blood.

Even with Dr. Schraw’s extensive research past, he has always had a passion for teaching and training the next generation of scientists. Beginning with teaching high school chemistry and biology, his enthusiasm continued during graduate school as a tutor for medical students and as a teaching assistant. In particular, he enjoys working with students to help them understand the complexities in science, as well as the many opportunities that are available in the field.

This passion for science Dr. Schraw has is complementary to his passion for Christ. Dr. Schraw always looks forward to raising the awareness of his students to the wonders of God’s creation as they are measured and revealed through science.

Dr. Schraw teaches the following courses at Southeastern: Biology I, Biology II, Genetics, Histology, Life Origins, Botany, Developmental Biology and Medical Terminology.  His research interests involve platelet clot formation and the connections between diabetes and obesity.