Active Learning in Biology
30-Minute On-Demand Webinar with Deb Pires
About Deb Pires
Debra Pires is an instructor for the introductory biology curriculum at UCLA, teaching courses in evolution, ecology and biodiversity (LS1), cells, tissues and organs (LS2), and molecular biology (LS3). Dr. Pires is a long time Bruin, earning her B.S.A. in Biology and later her Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at UCLA. Her research focused on population genetics, conservation genetics, and the behavior of an insectivorous Central African bat, Hipposideros ruber.
Dr. Pires continued her academic career by becoming an innovative instructor, with campus leadership roles in STEM teaching, learning, and community college outreach programs. Her pedagogical interests and skills include using online instruction, active learning, and classroom technology to achieve student learning outcomes in her courses.