Ali Guler

Associate Professor of Biology

In an age where misinformation has become a weapon of choice, it's more important than ever to understand how we can separate fact from fiction. I am trained as a molecular biologist with a passion for understanding how the brain works. As a scientist, I evaluate the outcomes of experiments daily and understand the importance of empirical evidence in drawing valid conclusions. As a teacher, I aim to pass on this vital skillset to my students. I teach courses on molecular biology, neuroscience, and techniques in biomedical research. In each class, I strive to promote critical thinking and scientific literacy, encouraging students to evaluate evidence and distinguish between factual information and misinformation. As a part of the College Fellows Program, I am teaching an engagements course that delves into how scientific approach has evolved and how scientific output interfaces with society through the lens of conspiracy theories. With open discussions and collaborative inquiry, my aim is to equip students with the skills necessary to navigate the complex world of information and misinformation.