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Gemma Niermann  |  Interests  |  Scholarship  |  Service  

Organization Affiliations:

  • American Educational Research Association
  • American Society for Microbiology, Northern California
  • Association for Women in Science
  • Endocrine Society
  • Endocrine Society
  • International Association for Breast Cancer Research
  • California Orchestra Directors Association

Other Activities:

  • Violinist: Tir mor, a Celtic Music ensemble
    (1998 - Present)
  • Director: Les Oyseaux, an early musical consort, which performs at Mills College, Oakland (Spring Concert); Woodland Lodge, Lafayette (Winter Concert); the Renaissance Faire; and various community functions
    (1989 - Present)
  • Bicyclist (Participated in the American Lung Association 150-mile Bike Trek fund raisers)
    (1986 - 1992)
  • Violinist: Diablo Valley Philharmonic
    (1975 - 1995)

Service to Non-Profit and Commercial Institutions:

  • Board member, Bay Region IV Professional Development Consortium Resource Advisory Committee, Equity Education Project
    (2001 - 2003)
  • Reviewer, Oakland Works health and bioscience career cluster standards, Marcus A. Foster Educational Institute, Oakland, CA
    (2000 - 2000)
  • Member, AAUP Executive Committee, St. Mary's College,
    (1999 - Present)
  • Member, Professional Development Committee, Better Practices/SPIRAL, Castro Valley Unified School District
    (1999 - 2003)
  • Reviewer, Addison/Wesley Publishers: Texts (Molecular Biology, Physiology) and interactive media (Genetics, Physiology, Medical Case Histories)
    (1998 - Present)
  • Member, Advisory Board: Stichting Hall of Science; Venlo, Netherlands
    (1997 - Present)
  • Member, Selection Committee, Summer Intern Program, Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute, Oakland, CA
    (1995 - 2002)
  • Volunteer, Raptor and Education Teams - Lindsay Wildlife Museum, Walnut Creek, CA,
    (1988 - Present)
  • Facilitator, Cancer Patient Support Group, John Muir Hospital, Walnut Creek, CA
    (1984 - 1989)

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Saint Mary's College of California
1928 Saint Mary's Road
Moraga, CA 94575
(925) 631-4000
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