CH 301 Chemistry & Society
F2T 2011 DL
Ott, Lee W.
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, PhDBiological Sciences, MSBiology, BA
Textbook: Chemistry in Context, Applying Chemistry to Society. Sixth Edition.
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My name is Lee W. Ott, and I am a working professional in the science industry. I earned my PhD at Indiana University in the department of biochemistry and molecular biology. I also have a master’s of science degree in biology from Wright State University and a bachelor’s of arts from Wittenberg University. My expertise lies in biology and more specifically using instrumentation to measure protein levels within biological systems. I have a real passion for biology and look forward to sharing my knowledge in the classroom.
When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time with my wife and 3 year old son in southeastern Michigan. If I have any free-time to spare, I enjoy going for a run, bike ride, or a swim. Every once in a while I have the opportunity to test my skills in a triathlon. I am not that fast, but enjoy being outside and competing.
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