Assistant Dean, Undergraduate Advising
David J. Veselik, Director of Undergraduate Studies for the Biological Sciences major, coordinator for the Cell Biology Laboratory, Biology Club advisor, and Biology Honors Program co-director, received his B.A. in pre-professional studies in 1996 from the University of Notre Dame. He then conducted graduate studies at Georgetown University where he explored the role of environmental estrogens and the estrogen receptor in the etiology and progression of breast cancer (M.S. 1998, Ph.D. 2006, biochemistry and molecular biology).
Since 2006, David has taught upper level cell biology labs and lectures (BIOS30341/31341), as well as Biology II: Molecules to Ecosystems. For the past several years, he has led the NSF-funded Research Experience for Teachers (RET) Molecular Biology Workshop at Notre Dame in an effort to make local high school biology curriculums more inquiry-based and investigative. In addition to this David has been active in leading and coordinating numerous outreach projects in the Department of Biological Sciences. David received the Dockweiler Award for Undergraduate Advising and is an active member of the NAAHP.