Jordan Moberg Parker, PhD is an accomplished researcher in the areas of Microbiology and Microbiology Education, serving as a KPSOM Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Science and a small group co-facilitator for Integrated Science courses. She previously served as an Assistant Adjunct Professor and in other roles with the UCLA Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics Department. She earned her PhD in Molecular Biology from UCLA for her work with Dr. Arnold J. Berk on viral model systems for gene delivery and transcriptional control. Dr. Parker has been honored as an ASM Biology Scholar, an NSF-sponsored program to advance the scholarship of teaching and learning in biology, and participated in a year-long assessment residency devoted to developing measurable student learning outcomes. She has authored peer-reviewed journal articles and presented her research at conferences in the U.S. and internationally.