Using Rare Diseases to Teach Scientific Inquiry
Mark V. Bloom, Ph.D.
Mark Bloom is a science educator at Biological Sciences Curriculum Study (BSCS).
He obtained his Ph.D. in biology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1982 and
pursued post-doctoral studies at the Roche Institute for Molecular Biology and Michigan
State University. Dr. Bloom was the assistant director of the Dolan DNA Learning
Center at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory for ten years where he coordinated professional
development workshops that instructed over 3,000 high school and college faculty
at 125 workshops across the United States and 7 foreign countries.
Dr. Bloom joined the staff of BSCS in 1999 where he has directed the development
of print and web-based curriculum materials for middle school and high school students
and conducted professional development workshops for secondary school teachers.
He has published two books about genetics and numerous articles dealing with science
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Underwritten by the National Institutes of Health.