Professor Anthony Ouellette
Dr. Ouellette loves science, nature, and technology. In addition to being driven to understand the world around us, he enjoys sharing and teaching it as much as he can in the classroom, the laboratory, the field, at events, in videos, and on television. He is a member of the Department of Biology and Marine Science, the Department of Chemistry, and the Marine Science Research Institute.
University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN
PhD in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics, 2002
Advisor: Dr. Bridgette Barry
University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL
Bachelor of Science in Biology, Minor in Chemistry, 1994
University of Tampa, Tampa, FL
Valencia Community College, Orlando, FL
Associate of Arts, 1992
Rogers High School, Newport, R.I.
High School Diploma, 1987
Dissertation centered on photosystem II, in particular characterizing light harvesting components and modified amino acids using biochemistry and mass spectrometry.
Took a wide range of biology and chemistry courses and had a difficult time deciding whether to pursue biochemistry or field biology for a PhD. Biochemistry won out. Realized that he never wanted to leave academia.
One semester of solid courses, but moving back to Orlando was in the cards.
Took his first biology course, and was hooked! Gained confidence and competence and fell in love with learning. Found some much needed passion.
Lackluster student in high school. Classic underachiever. Went into the U.S. Army after graduation with hopes of attending college afterwords.