Yves has been an Instructor at Cabrillo College since 2004. His current teaching assignments are in Molecular and Cellular Biology, Microbiology, and General Biology. He is also Program Director of the Biotechnology Program, housed in the Biology Department. Yves is currently a faculty core member of UCSC's ACCESS Program. His former research areas are in molecular and cellular biology at Cal (B.A.), Mizzou (Ph.D.) and USC (Post-Doctoral).
Alicia Steinhardt has taught a variety of biology courses, both face to face and online since 1996. Alicia has been involved in designing and teaching several Biotechnology courses at Cabrillo and West Valley College. She also designed a 5 day CRISPR workshop at Hartnell college. Alicia holds a Masters of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology from the University of California, Santa Cruz and completed her undergraduate work in Biochemistry and Cell Biology at the University of California, San Diego. Additionally Alicia has cloned and sequenced several genes and participated in the publication of nine papers employing biotechnology techniques.
Lucas Cantin is currently designing and teaching biotechnology courses at Cabrillo College as part of their transfer, internship and certificate program. Lucas has taught microbiology, chemistry and biological chemistry courses both face to face and online since 2008. Lucas holds a Masters of Science in Chemistry and Biochemistry from the University of California, Santa Cruz and has completed his undergraduate work in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at UCSC as well. Prior to teaching at Cabrillo College, Lucas worked at Applied Biosystems doing research and development on their Microarray platform for mRNA expression analysis. That work involved cell culture, transformation, RNA expression to make cDNA, testing the cDNA against known and experimental microarray platforms, as well as testing and developing novel microarray software and data systems.