2013 Train-the-trainer program – Dr. Uzma Zakai, a visiting professor in Chemistry, has had a year and half experience teaching undergraduates in her position at Bluefield State College. The mission of Bluefield State College is to provide students an affordable, accessible opportunity for public higher education. An historically black institution, Bluefield State College prepares students for diverse professions, graduate study, informed citizenship, community involvement, and public service in an ever-changing global society. Dr. Zakai has been teaching chemistry (organic, general, biochemistry, medicinal) and is interested in developing an environmental chemistry course. She has recently accepted a post doctoral position at Iowa State University where she will continue work in biochemical catalysts to improve conversion of biomass to bioenergy and bioproducts.

Uzma Zakai, Ph.D.

Uzma Zakai, Ph.D.

Job Title: Visiting Professor, Bluefield State College
Affiliation: Bluefield State College
Subjects Taught: Chemistry, Organic chemistry, biochemistry, medicinal chemistry
Grades Taught: undergrad