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Faculty Profile

Chad M. WayneChad M. Wayne

Instructional Professor
Department of Biology and Biochemistry

Office: Science & Research 2, 221G
Contact: cwayne@uh.edu - (713) 743-9246

Education: Ph.D., University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Science at Houston

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While he no longer conducts basic research, Dr. Chad Wayne still maintains a strong interest in human reproductive biology. His primary interest in this field is concerned with the molecular mechanisms of gametogenesis; particularly, the signaling pathways through the gonadotropins that govern folliculogenesis and ovulation in the female and the signaling pathways and molecules that govern the meiotic stage of spermatogenesis and spermiogenesis in the male. While these processes are unique to their respective sexes, they share many similar mechanisms and serve as excellent models to demonstrate multiple biological functions.

In the classroom, Dr. Wayne is interested in understanding and developing pedagogical techniques that improve student performance and retention. To this end, he has been exploring low stake techniques to help students improve their understanding of the material they encounter in his classes. In his lower level courses, he tries to teach material engagement and studying techniques that will help students throughout their academic careers. In upper level courses, he tries to further develop students’ critical thinking skills and improve their writing skills through the scientific literature and peer-review assessment. His long-term goal is to identify and apply the best pedagogical techniques in the classroom to achieve greater long-term student success.

Honors and Awards:

UH Natural Sciences & Mathematics Butler Excellence in Teaching Award, Instructional Faculty, 2017
Teaching Excellence Award, Instructional Faculty, University of Houston, 2013
Teaching Excellence Award, Allied Health Professions Society, 2009

Special Recognition by:

  • American Medical Student Association -- 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016.
  • Alpha Epsilon Delta, the Pre-Med Honor Society -- 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016.
  • American Dental Student Alliance -- 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016.
  • Allied Health Profession Society -- 2007, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015.

Organizations, Outreach, Boards, Memberships:

Faculty Advisor to Student Organizatons

  • American Medical Student Association
  • Allied Health Professions Society
  • American Pre-Dental Organization

Current University of Houston Committees

  • Chair, Health Professions Advisory Committee
  • Chair-elect, Faculty Engagement and Development Advisory Board
  • ICS Video Project Advisory Board

Current Non-University of Houston Boards and Organizations

  • Human Anatomy and Physiology Society
  • President-emeritus, Alumni Association Steering Committee, University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Science at Houston