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Using Rare Diseases to Teach Scientific Inquiry

Mark V. Bloom, Ph.D.
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 education.

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