Krystle J. McLaughlin PhD

Dr. Krystle J. McLaughli
n is a Professor of Practice in the Department of Biological Sciences at Lehigh University.  

Prior to Lehigh, Dr. McLaughlin was a scholar in the SPIRE (Seeding Postdoctoral Innovators in Research and Education) program at
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. As part of the SPIRE program, she worked in the Redinbo research lab in the Department of Chemistry and also received pedagogy training, including in the effective use of active learning techniques in the classroom. 

Dr. McLaughlin has created and facilitated several workshops for both undergraduates (e.g How to prepare for research experiences) and graduate students (e.g Strategies for Active Learning in the Classroom). She has also participated as an organizer and facilitator for faculty workshops at Lehigh (e.g. Inclusive Teaching). Additionally, Dr. McLaughlin is the director of the PA DNA Day outreach program. 

At Lehigh, Dr. McLaughlin teaches Biology Core 1: Cellular and Molecular and Biology Core II: Genetics along with two advanced labs: Biochemistry, and Molecular Genetics. Undergraduate research in the McLaughlin Lab makes primary use of macromolecular x-ray crystallography, along with several biochemical & biophysical methods including fluorescence anisotropy, to investigate protein structure and function