Lina Dahlberg, Ph.D.
Western Washington University
Dr. Lina Dahlberg is an Associate Professor of Biology at Western Washington University (WWU), in Bellingham Washington. She received her BS in Biology from Haverford College, after which she was a Fulbright Student at the University of Aarhus (Denmark). Lina received her PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Washington. Her postdoctoral research was performed at Tufts University, as part of the NIH-funded IRACDA program (Tufts TEACRS). Lina teaches at all levels of WWU Biology Department’s Cell and Molecular curriculum, along with being an instructor for an HHMI-funded seminar course for first-year and transfer students who are interested in pursuing a STEM major. Her research program covers projects in protein quality control at the endoplasmic reticulum of neurons, using C. elegans as a model and Discipline-Based Education Research on student learning in laboratory and research courses. Lina, as part of an interdisciplinary team, ran and assessed workshops designed to increase Inclusion and Social Mindfulness in STEM faculty (ISMs). In 2020-21, she was awarded both a Fulbright and American-Scandinavian Foundation grants to study ER-Associated Degradation at the University of Copenhagen.