Michael Cargill

Instructor of Biology

Durham

Joined NCSSM in January 2021

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

Science

Michele Alexandre

Instructor and Chair of Biology

Megan Alvord ’10

Instructor of Physics

Timothy Anglin

Instructor of Chemistry

Seth Anthony

Instructor of Chemistry

Tylisha Baber

Instructor of Chemistry

Deann Barger

Program Associate

Jonathan Bennett

Instructor and John Kolena Chair of Physics

Adam Benoit

Instructor of Physics

Jacob Brown

Instructor of Physics

Kim Browning

Instructor of Chemistry

Michael Bruno

Instructor and Chair of Chemistry

Christopher Collins

Instructor of Science

Kat Cooper

Instructor of Chemistry

Jianbei Deng

Instructor of Biology and Chemistry

Maitê DiLorenzo

Instructor of Biology

Mauricio Escobar

Instructor of Physics

Michael Falvo

Instructor of Physics

Bob Gotwals

Instructor of Chemistry

Tandy Grubbs

Instructor of Chemistry

Shalane Hairston

Physics Lab and Fabrication Lab Assistant

James Happer

Instructor of Physics

Nina Kornegay

Instructor of Forensics

Mareca Lodge

Instructor of Biology

Antonio Lopez

Chemistry Lab Manager

Heather Mallory

Instructor of Biology

Cristel Miller

Instructor of Chemistry

Kimberly Monahan

Instructor of Biology

Charlie Payne

Instructor of Physics

Erin Quinlan

Instructor of Biology

Rachel Rueckeis ’88

Instructor of Physics

Amy Sheck

Dean of Science

Kyle Slinker

Instructor of Physics

Lindsay Smith

Instructor of Biology

Darrell Spells

Instructor of Chemistry

Gabriela Stefan

Instructor of Physics

Isaac Stewart

Instructor of Chemistry

Lindsey Taylor

Lab Manager (Morganton)

Beth Thomasson

Instructor of Biology

Katherine Unruhe

Instructor of Physics

Lauren Wagner ’03

Instructor of Biology

Jenny Wang

Instructor of Chemistry

Sam Wheeler

Instructor of Physics

Jennifer Williams

Chair of Science (Morganton)