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Dr. Sue Anne Chew

Assistant Professor

Department of Health and Biomedical Sciences

College of Health Professions

UT Rio Grande Valley

The role of a teacher is vital as it contributes to developing future leaders in our communities. This motivates me to strive to be an “outstanding teacher”. By being a teacher, I have the opportunity to not only help these students to be successful academically, but also develop into individuals who have integrity and resilience and are respectful of others. Diversity in the scientific workforce is vital to the nation in making progress in scientific discovery and innovation. I am motivated to become an outstanding teacher in UTRGV, a Hispanic-Serving Institution, so that I can contribute to training these future scientists.

Sue Anne Chew obtained a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and a Ph.D. in Bioengineering from Rice University where she accomplished her thesis work on developing biomaterials for bone tissue engineering. She conducted her postdoctoral training in the Department of Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in cancer research. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health and Biomedical Sciences in the College of Health Professions at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) where she is also the Program Director of the Biomedical Freshman Research Initiative (BFRI). Her research interest and expertise lies in the development of biomaterial-based strategies encompassing cells and/or bioactive factors for tissue engineering and the treatment of cancer.