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Greg Karl Szulgit, Ph.D. 

szulgitgk@gmail.com                        mob# 07501 384 014


short bio:

1986-2008  taught science for more than 20 years

                 conducted research for most of that time

consulted for television, including on-screen interviews

was frequently sought after for public speaking events

2009-2010 completed MSc program in Science Media Production at Imperial College

                 produced magazine articles, films, and podcasts

completed work study in media-casting at British Medical Journal

2011-2013  Head of Science at Collingham Independent Sixth Form College 

 

EDUCATION:


M.Sc., Science Media Production: Imperial College, London, 2010.

Ph.D., Marine Biology: Scripps Inst. Oceanography, Univ. California, San Diego, 1998.

B.A., Biology: Boston University, one semester at BU Marine Program, 1990.

 

MEDIA EXPERIENCE:

Radio/podcast:

Co-presenter for Sept. 15th episode of Short Science, a weekly dose of science.

Produced half-hour radio feature broadcast on Resonance Radio (104.4fm).

Produced interview segment for icradio.

Work-study at British Medical Journal as assistant producer of pod and webcasts, 2010.

Produced a series of podcasts for the University of Plymouth’s Flying Dragons exhibit.


Film:

Wrote and presented The Monty Hall Problem: an intuitive approach.

Technical Advisor, The Aquanauts, produced by Planet Ocean for Animal Planet, 1998-1999.

Technical Advisor, The New Adventures of Flipper, by Flipper Films for Village Roadshow, 1994-1996.

 

Stage:

Produced, directed, wrote for, and presented in Cocktales, a university stage production (2007, 2008).

 

Print (popular):

Szulgit, G.K. 2010. Neutrinos at the Nightclub. Glass Magazine [online].

Szulgit, G.K. 2010. Genius or Crackpot? I,Science summer, 2010, 18.

Szulgit, G.K. 2009. Catapults to the Moon: My realizations as a novice bioengineer. I,Science winter, 2009, 14-15.

Callard-Szulgit, R.S. and Szulgit, G.K. (contributing). 2006.  Mind-Bending Math and Science Activities for Gifted Students. Scarecrow Education / Rowman & Littlefield, Maryland.

Szulgit, G.K. 2005. Chapters 8, 10, 13, 21, & 34. In Teaching the Gifted in an Inclusion Classroom: Activities that Work. Callard-Szulgit, Scarecrow Education / Rowman & Littlefield, Maryland.


AWARDS AND HONOURS:
  Received the Outstanding Faculty Award, Hiram College, 2004.
  Nominated for the Outstanding Faculty Award, Hiram College, 2003.
  Grand Awards Judge for Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, 2003.
  Awards judge for several regional science fairs in San Diego county, 1993-98.
  Invited peer reviewer for Journal of Exp. Biology and Biological Bulletin, many years.
  Received Gerstacker-Gund Summer Research Grants (Hiram College), 2004 and 2005.
  Received four Vencl-Carr research grants (Hiram College) for students, 2002-06.
  Grass fellowship, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, summer 1990.


EXPERIENCE as an EDUCATOR:

Head of Science, Collingham 6th Form College. 2011-2012. A-level Biology.

Teacher, Ashbourne College. 2010. A-level Chemistry and Biology.

Tutor, Imperial College / Kensington & Chelsea Tutors Limited / Tutors International, 2009-current.

Instructor, Workers’ Educational Association, Oct. 2009.  Courses on Darwin and evolution.

Assistant Professor of Biology, McDaniel College, 2006-2008. Biology, writing, nature of science.

Assistant Professor of Biology, Hiram College, 2001-2006. Biology, writing, nature of science.

Instructor, UCSD Extension, Spring 2001. “Science in the News” (continuing ed. for adults)

Director of Education, Miami Seaquarium, February-November, 1998.

Teaching Assistant Evaluator, Center for Teaching Development, UCSD, 1994-95, 1997. 

Teaching Assistant, Mammalian Physiology lecture and lab, UCSD, 1994-97.

Founding Vice President of Education, local adult/professional chapter of Toastmasters International (an organization designed to foster effective speaking and leadership skills), SIO, 1993-1994.

Departmental Science Tutor, Boston University, 1986-88. 

 

EXPERIENCE as a RESEARCHER:

Visiting Academic, Imperial College, 2009. Engineered hydrogels to aid in wound repair.

Assistant Professor of Biology, McDaniel College, 2006-2008. Investigated the mechanics of tissues.

Assistant Professor of Biology, Hiram College, 2001-2006. Investigated the mechanics of tissues.

Post Doctoral Fellow with Sangeeta Bhatia, UCSD Bioengineering, 2000-2001. Studied cell interactions for artificial livers.

Post Doctoral Fellow with Humphrey Gardner, The Scripps Research Institute, 1999-2000. Investigated the causes of keloids.

Graduate Student Researcher with Robert Shadwick, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, 1991-1998. Investigated the mechanics of connective tissues.

Grass Fellow with Sidney TammMarine Biological Laboratory, MA. summer, 1990. Studied ctenophores (similar to jellyfish).

Fish Impingement Monitoring Technician, San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, 1994-1997. 

 

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS:

Szulgit, G.K. 2007. The echinoderm collagen fibril: a hero in the connective tissue research of the 1990s. Bioessays 29, 645-53.

Khetani, S.R., G.K. Szulgit, J.A. Del Rio, C. Barlow, S.N. Bhatia. 2004. Exploring interactions between hepatocytes and nonparenchymal cells using gene expression profiling. Hepatol. 40 (3), 545-54.

Szulgit, G.K., R. Rudolph, A. Wandel, M. Tenenhaus, R. Panos, and H. Gardner. 2002. Alterations in fibroblast a1b1 integrin collagen receptor expression in keloids and hypertrophic scars. J. Invest. Dermatol. 118, (3), 409-15.

Szulgit, G.K. and R.E. Shadwick. 2000. Dynamic mechanical characterization of a mutable collagenous tissue: Response of sea cucumber dermis to cell lysis and dermal extracts. J. Exp. Biol. 203, 1539-50.

Szulgit, G.K. and R.E. Shadwick. 1998. Novel non-cellular adhesion and tissue grafting in the mutable collagenous tissue of the sea cucumber Parastichopus parvimensis. J. Exp. Biol. 201, 3003-13.

Szulgit, G.K. and R.E. Shadwick. 1994. The effects of Ca2+ chelation and cell perforation on the mechanical properties of the sea urchin Eucidaris tribuloides.  In Echinoderms Through Time, B. David (ed.), A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam. p.887-92.

 

ABSTRACTS PRESENTED AT CONFERENCES:

Szulgit, G.K., N.M. Abraham*, A.J. Brenneman*, J.E. Collins*, M.E. Crum*, K.M. Davidson*, G.M. Dottle*, T.J. Guiher*, E.R. Khalil*, S.A. Latosky*, J.M. Moore*, K.E. Ottey*, B.M. Shelton*, K.J. Wardell* and S.J. Wolfe*. 2006. Agents extracted from the body wall of the sea cucumber, Cucumaria frondosa, affect mutability in the tissues of other echinoderms as well. In Proceedings of the 12th International Echinoderm Conference, CRC Press. p.934.

Preston, R.L.*, A.R. Sampson*, R.D. Nash*, and G.K. Szulgit. 2004. The mechanically effective agents in mutable collagenous tissues of Cucumaria frondosa affect the tissues of Isostichopus badionotus. Ohio J. Sci. 104 (1), A-16.

Durbin, M.L.*, L.T. Mole*, and G.K. Szulgit. 2004. Mechanically effective agents in the mutable collagenous tissues of the class Holothuroidea also affect the tissues of the class Asteroidea. The Ohio J. Sci. 104 (1), A-16.

Szulgit, G.K. and J A. Wnuk*. 2004. Evidence that mechanically effective agents in the mutable collagenous tissues of the Cucumariidae are somewhat conserved. Integ. Comp. Biol. 43 (6), 954.

Johnson, A.A.* and G.K. Szulgit. 2003. Settling of marine larvae on micro patterned surfaces. Ohio J. Sci. 103 (1), A-12.

Johnson, Z.C.* and G.K. Szulgit. 2002. Testing for the presence of mutable collagenous tissue in the digestive tract of the sea cucumber, Parastichopus parvimensis. Integ. Comp. Biol. 42 (6), 1251.

Szulgit, G.K. and R.E. Shadwick. 1997.  Allografting in the body wall of a sea cucumber: is reapproximation an a-cellular phenomenon?  Annals Biomed. Eng. 25: S-47

Szulgit, G.K., J.A. Trotter, and T. Koob, 1993.  Glycosaminoglycans in the ligaments of the pencil urchin Eucidaris tribuloides.  Amer. Zool. 33: 35A

* undergraduate student

 

SKILLS and PRACTICAL CONSIDERATIONS:

  general computer skills including Final Cut Pro and Pro Tools LE

  script writing and consulting experience

  extensive public speaking experience on stage and camera

  on-air radio experience

  extensive travel experience

  general handyman and construction skills

  spotless CRB and FBI checks

  US citizenship with UK Tier I General Work Visa

 

CURRENT HOBBIES and INTERESTS:

 designing strategy games, cycling, travel, philosophy of science, speculative fiction