Meet Dr. Angela K. Stoeckman, a new visiting researcher at the UNT BioDiscovery Institute this semester. Dr. Stoeckman's home institution is Bethel University in Saint Paul, MN where she teaches chemistry and helps undergraduates conduct research. She is an active member of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and the Hemingway Society.
Dr. Stoeckman's background is in lipid metabolism, specifically as it is linked to inflammation in mammals, and she is excited to be working alongside Dr. Kent Chapman in BDI, where his lab focuses on lipid droplet biogenesis in plants.
"Kent Chapman and I met at a Lipid Droplet Conference in Colorado in 2016 and have been collaborating since then," said Dr. Stoeckman. "Being on sabbatical has given me the opportunity to learn directly from Dr. Chapman and his research team."
Dr. Stoeckman, who received her PhD in Biochemistry at the University of Minnesota and also worked as a scientist at Bio-Techne in Minneapolis, is always learning. She said she is looking forward to learning more about lipid droplet biogenesis in plants and becoming involved in the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) certification exam grading process. While she is at UNT, she is also enjoying taking violin lessons.
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