Dr. Seiler will be on Sabbatical leave for the academic semester of spring 2021
Dr. Seiler (or Dr. K to her students) teaches Science courses; currently she teaches Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II (SCI 220 & 225) and Introduction to Human Biology (SCI 115). She has a B.S. in Biology, with a concentration in Microbiology and a minor in Chemistry from Towson University, and a Ph.D. in Experimental Pathology from the University of Utah, where she trained in molecular biology, genetics, and immunology. Dr. K studied the pathology of arthritis in Lyme Disease using a mouse model for her PhD work. After graduate school, she was an inaugural faculty member in Microbiology at a new medical school in Kentucky, and then moved to Vermont. Since living in Vermont, she has worked as a content developer and manager for a clinical software company in Vermont and worked at UVM where she taught Genetics, advanced genetics labs/courses and did Bioinformatics outreach. She was a curator and editor for multiple online biological genetic and model organism databases including the Rat Genome Database, the Proteome BioKnowledge database, and the Comparative Toxicogenomics Database, and did predictive bioinformatic analysis of gene function from the Human Genome Project as the sequences were generated.
Just before joining Champlain College, Dr. K spent over five years as Head of Biological Data Management and Bioinformatics Scientist at the Broad Institute where she developed the biological content model and biological content for the ChemBank small molecule database. Her research interests are in bioinformatics/biological database and controlled vocabulary/ontology development and application for biological data mining, as well as STEM outreach.
When she isn't teaching biology of some sort, which is rare, she can be found hanging out with her family, getting her hands dirty in her organic gardens, pretending she's someone else on stage, or remodeling her house.