Dr. Schaffner has been teaching biology courses at Cedarville since 2000. She is a member of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Her research interests include how genes are regulated at the level of transcriptional initiation. She is very interested in studying how signal transduction pathways regulate transcription factors and the outcome of this regulation, in particular, the remodeling of chromatin and how this is tightly integrated into how gene expression is regulated. Students in her lab learn various biochemistry techniques as well as cell culture.
Education and Credentials
- Ph.D. in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, The Ohio State University
- B.S. in Biology, Purdue University
- Spending time with her two children: water parks in the summer and skiing and snowboarding in the winter
- Riding horses, especially jumping and competing