Bei Zhang

Dr. Zhang taught her first class at the age of eleven. Since then, her passion for teaching has continued to grow. After eight years of medical school in China (Shandong University School of Medicine), she came to the United States and got her Ph.D. in biochemistry and molecular biology from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. Dr. Zhang has taught a wide range of basic medical science and clinical laboratory courses including anatomy, physiology, cell and molecular biology, molecular diagnostics, microbiology, genetics, biochemistry, pathophysiology, pathology, pharmacology and reproductive medicine at both the undergraduate and graduate level before joining the Biomedical Laboratory Diagnostics Program at Michigan State University as a teaching specialist in 2014. Dr. Zhang has been the recipient of many awards in speech competitions, presentations, and teaching during her school years, both in China and the United States. Since she began teaching online in 2004, Dr. Zhang has been interested in new technologies that bring teaching and learning to a new and higher level. She has been invited to host several national and international workshops in online teaching since 2009. Dr. Zhang enjoys reading, writing, painting, cooking and nature in her free time.