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Houda D. Pruitt, Ph.D.

Senior Training Specialist

Houda Pruitt is the Senior Training Specialist at Biotility, implementing teacher professional development programs as well as hands-on lab experiences for students. Houda earned a B.S. in Biology and Chemistry at Florida Southern College, participating in a 2-year undergraduate research program in Chemistry and working as a teaching assistant. She went on to earn a doctorate in molecular cell biology under Dr. Bryon Petersen at the University of Florida’s College of Medicine, working on stem cell signaling pathways involved in regeneration of the liver. During this time she continued to work as a teaching assistant, as well as partnering with the campus science education center to teach and mentor younger students interested in STEM careers. After a post-doctoral fellowship in cancer stem cell biology, as well as a stint teaching with the Science for Health program at Santa Fe College, Houda spent six years working in science education and outreach under UF Academic Affairs, coordinating academic programs for middle and high school students as well as professional development programs for secondary science teachers. Houda brings over 15 years of experience in scientific research, education, and communication to the Biotility team.

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