Anastasia Levitin

  • Anastasia Levitin
  • Assistant Professor, KGI
  • Qualification: PhD

About

Dr. Levitin received her undergraduate degree in Biochemistry and her PhD in Biology at Concordia University, Montreal, Canada. Her postdoctoral studies were done at National Research Council of Canada and at Stanford University School of Medicine.

Dr. Levitin is interested in studying host immune response to bacterial/fungal infections and defining biomarkers for rapid detection of microbial infection, as well as developing vaccines for prevention of infection. As a FDA Consumer Safety Officer based in Irvine, she investigated complaints against FDA-regulated products, conducted audit recall checks and monitored compliance to injunctions and seizures.

ALS 300

Molecular Biotechnology

In this module, students will be exposed to the conceptual foundations of biotechnology and the role played by discoveries and applications of molecular biology principles in advancing biotechnology horizons. This is a case-based course in which students learn about landmark original papers and patents that shaped biotechnology.

Upon completion of this course, students will gain an understanding of the concepts and techniques that are currently being used in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry.