BS, Major: Biomedical Sciences; Minors: Chemistry, Fine Art, St. Norbert College, 2008
PhD, Cell Biology, Neurobiology, & Anatomy, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2016
Anatomy Teaching Certificate: American Association of Anatomists, 2017, Anatomy Training Program
Drawing or making other visual diagrams can be a fun way to summarize complex material while showing relationships between topics. I utilize drawing to make educational resources, learning activities during active learning sessions, and as a tool to summarize material in review sessions. Drawing a diagram can help a student summarize vast amounts of detail into a simple schematic in a relatively short time.
Additionally, I plastinate human organs to use as educational resources for MCW courses as well as for community outreach projects. Plastination is a preservation technique used to infuse polymers or plastics into body parts, converting them into hardened, odorless specimens that do not decay. This technique was pioneered by Gunther von Hagens and made world-famous through the traveling “Body Worlds” exhibit. Specimens are fixed with formalin, then fatty tissue and water are replaced with acetone. The acetone is subsequently replaced with a plastic or polymer under vacuum conditions. Finally, the polymer is cured with light or gas to harden the specimen.
(Sison SL, Patitucci TN, Seminary ER, Villalon E, Lorson CL, Ebert AD.) Hum Mol Genet. 2017 09 01;26(17):3409-3420.
(Osman EY, Washington CW 3rd, Kaifer KA, Mazzasette C, Patitucci TN, Florea KM, Simon ME, Ko CP, Ebert AD, Lorson CL.) Mol Ther. 2016 09;24(9):1592-601.
(Patitucci TN, Ebert AD.) Hum Mol Genet. 2016 Feb 01;25(3):514-23.
(Rindt H, Feng Z, Mazzasette C, Glascock JJ, Valdivia D, Pyles N, Crawford TO, Swoboda KJ, Patitucci TN, Ebert AD, Sumner CJ, Ko CP, Lorson CL.) Hum Mol Genet. 2015 Jul 15;24(14):4094-102.
(Wilk MA, McAllister JT, Cooper RF, Dubis AM, Patitucci TN, Summerfelt P, Anderson JL, Stepien KE, Costakos DM, Connor TB Jr, Wirostko WJ, Chiang PW, Dubra A, Curcio CA, Brilliant MH, Summers CG, Carroll J.) Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2014 May 20;55(7):4186-98.
(McGivern JV, Patitucci TN, Nord JA, Barabas MA, Stucky CL, Ebert AD.) Glia. 2013 Sep;61(9):1418-1428.
(Ebert AD, Shelley BC, Hurley AM, Onorati M, Castiglioni V, Patitucci TN, Svendsen SP, Mattis VB, McGivern JV, Schwab AJ, Sareen D, Kim HW, Cattaneo E, Svendsen CN.) Stem Cell Res. 2013 May;10(3):417-427.
Development of a rapid automated influenza A, influenza B, and respiratory syncytial virus A/B multiplex real-time RT-PCR assay and its use during the 2009 H1N1 swine-origin influenza virus epidemic in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
(Beck ET, Jurgens LA, Kehl SC, Bose ME, Patitucci T, LaGue E, Darga P, Wilkinson K, Witt LM, Fan J, He J, Kumar S, Henrickson KJ.) J Mol Diagn. 2010 Jan;12(1):74-81.
(Bose ME, Beck ET, Ledeboer N, Kehl SC, Jurgens LA, Patitucci T, Witt L, LaGue E, Darga P, He J, Fan J, Kumar S, Henrickson KJ.) J Clin Microbiol. 2009 Sep;47(9):2779-86.
Teresa Patitucci, PhD
You’ve heard of body art? Teresa is using bodies AND art to teach anatomy.