Newsmaker: Nancy Trun

| Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, 12:01 a.m.

Noteworthy: Received the President's Award for Excellence in Teaching from Duquesne University.

Residence: Highland Park

Age: 54

Family: Parents, Margaret and Francis Trun

Occupation: Associate professor in biological sciences at the Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences at Duquesne

Education: Doctorate in molecular biology from Princeton University in 1988; Bachelor of Science from Ohio State University in 1982

Background: National Academies Teaching Fellow at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Chevy Chase, Md.; treasurer of the American Society of Microbiology, Allegheny branch; treasurer of the Faculty Senate of Duquesne; vice president of the Homeless Cat Management Team, Tarentum

Quote: "I get to teach Ph.D. candidates in the laboratory, as well as teach undergraduates. So it's a great mix because I can do some research and do some teaching."

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