User talk:Kam D. Dahlquist

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Hey Dr. Dahlquist!! Why did you choose to co-teach a math class instead of merely staying in the field of biology? Sarah Carratt 16:56, 16 January 2011 (EST)

The short answer is that Dr. Fitzpatrick and I do research together and we were both interested in sharing our common interest with students in a class. As to why I am interested in biomathematics in the first place, the field that I work in has become math-intensive in order to analyze and model the data. What we are able to do by combining our efforts in biology and mathematics is much greater than what either of us would be able to achieve alone using just biology or mathematics. Research is becoming more and more interdisciplinary as the problems get larger and larger and require expertise from different areas to solve.

Kam D. Dahlquist 18:52, 17 January 2011 (EST)

Hello there Dr. Dahlquist! After reading Janovy, I was wondering if you can recall your earliest memory that might have lead you to the career path you have chosen? Carmen E. Castaneda 08:36, 16 January 2011 (EST)

I don't know how old I was (sometime early in elementary school), but my parents bought me a book called something like Charlie Brown's Big Book of Questions. In that book, I learned that all life was made of cells and that a human had trillions of cells in his or her body. The book also talked about matter being made of atoms and I wondering about the relationship between atoms and cells, like which was bigger or smaller. My parents were good about fostering my interest in science and in junior high school I participated in a summer CTY program in Biology at a local high school. Biology was one of my favorite classes in high school, so in college I continued along that track, most interested in how cells work.

Kam D. Dahlquist 19:26, 17 January 2011 (EST)

Hi Dr. Dahlquist! I was wondering why you chose to study cell biology other than any other discipline in the Biology field?Alondra Vega 11:57, 16 January 2011 (EST)

Hello Dr. Dahlquist. Perhaps a simple question for you: What do you think is the role of engineering in the field of bio research? James C. Clements 00:30, 17 January 2011 (EST)

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