Anjuli Datta Associate Teaching Professor

Molecular Biology and Immunology
Anjuli Datta

Academic Interests:

I utilize a variety of teaching methods and classroom activities, within an organized framework, to help students learn core concepts, and to promote classroom engagement.  Teaching has allowed me to share my passion for biology with the next generation of scientists and physicians. Students, in return, continue to inspire me as they prepare for their careers in biomedical sciences.  I continue to evolve as a teacher; exploring new ways to engage and prepare students for future careers.


Current Courses:

  • Cell Biology (BIOS 30341)
  • Biology II: Molecules to Ecosystems (BIOS 10172)
  • Molecular Basis of Disease (BIOS 10105)

Courses taught at Penn State University:

  • Biochemistry
  • Structure and Function of Organisms
  • Medical Microbiology Laboratory Course
  • Genetics, Evolution, and Ecology
  • First Year Seminar for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology majors



  • Associate Teaching Professor 2019-Present
  • Assistant Teaching Professor 2016-2019
  • Career Adviser for Undergraduate Students in Biological Sciences 2016-Present
  • Lecturer, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Pennsylvania State University 2009-2015
  • Undergraduate Program Adviser, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Pennsylvania State University 2011-2015
  • Director of Nittany Lion MD Camp, Science U Outreach, Pennsylvania State University 2011-2015
  • Research Associate, Department of Biology, Pennsylvania State University 2007-2008
  • Research Associate, Acrymed Inc, Portland, OR 2003-2005
  • M.S., Biomedical Sciences, University of North Texas Health Science Center 2002
  • B.S., Microbiology, Texas A&M University 1999


Selected Professional Activities and Honors:

  • Rev. Edmund Joyce, C.S.C. Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching 2021
  • Biology II: Molecules to Ecosystems Curriculum Committee 2017-present
  • Undergraduate Program Assessment Committee 2016-2017
  • Faculty Adviser of Notre Dame Red Cross Club 2016-present
  • Paul M. Althouse Outstanding Teaching Award, Pennsylvania State University 2013