Michael Cargill is a biology instructor at NCSSM with an expertise in biomedical science. He studied biology and performed research as an undergraduate at Pacific Lutheran University in his home state of Washington. While an undergraduate, Michael also worked as a peer tutor for three years and studied comparative education abroad in Hungary. He pursued his passion for biomedical science and teaching at the University of Washington as a graduate student. Over these five years, Michael mentored student research projects and taught biology courses while performing his dissertation research at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. He also served as a community leader to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion at the research center. He is passionate about sparking a fascination for biology in young people, especially biomedical science. He aims to incite curiosity in his classroom and labs that can lead to genuine academic discoveries or policy insights. Michael is also a voracious reader, avid gamer, and an amateur bird watcher.
BS, Biology, Pacific Lutheran University
PhD, Pathology, University of Washington