Chelsea Gustafson

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Hello. I am thrilled to be teaching in the Craft Brewing & Distilling Program and the Natural Sciences Department here at SPSCC. I am a native of the Pacific Northwest. I spent my childhood in Southern Oregon and earned a B.S. in Biochemistry at Southern Oregon University. I worked for five years at a small biotech company, Array BioPharma (now Pfizer) performing cell-based assays to assess the permeability of small molecules across lipid bilayers. Additionally, I performed the back-end analysis of all the assays - and had the opportunity to work on a variety of analytical instrumentation. I earned my PhD  in biochemistry at the University of California, Santa Cruz in 2016 where I studied the molecular mechanism of mammalian circadian rhythms using a variety of biophysical techniques (NMR, MS, ITC, FP), and cell-based studies. Prior to joining SPSCC I spent five years teaching general chemistry, organic chemistry, and biochemistry Oregon Tech in Portland, Oregon. I live in Olympia, WA with my husband, toddler, and border-collie. I like to spend my free time outside hiking, gardening, and biking.