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Teaching Assistant Professor

Teaching Assistant Professor
GECO Committee member

(PhD – University of Florida)


Trained Faculty Mentor endorsed by Office of Graduate Ed UNC Chapel Hill

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Dr. Pittman is a structural biologist and virologist, who now studies STEM education full-time. Her research platform focuses on the following themes in STEM training: 1) implementing 3D protein modeling in early career learning environments, 2) strategizing approaches to empower historically excluded scientists, and 3) building inclusive classrooms that incorporate professional development. Graduate and postdoctoral researchers who seek mentored teaching experience or exposure to education research may join Dr. Pittman as a Teaching Assistant.


  • Introduction to Biochemistry course series
    • BIOC107 and BIOC108
    • Level: Undergraduate
  • Biochemistry lead instructor (beginning Fall 2023)
    • Medical education, Biochemistry coil
    • Level: 1st and 2nd year medical students


  • CourseSource Writing Studio, 2022
  • POGIL Learning Community, 2022
  • Burroughs Wellcome Fund PDEP Awardee, 2021
  • Diversity Award Recipient, UNC Office of the Provost, 2021
  • SPIRE Postdoctoral Scholar, NIH K12 IRACDA Program, 2019


Office: 3090 Genetic Medicine

120 Mason Farm Road, CB# 7260
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7260

Nikea Pittman PhD
  • Biochemistry and Biophysics

  • Address

    120 Mason Farm Rd,

    3090 Genetic Medicine Bldg.

    CB # 7260

    Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7260