University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Scott attended Indiana University and received his Bachelors Degree in Psychology in 1989. He spent the next 9 years working in retail management for T.I.S. College bookstores. Realizing that it was the study of biology, not retail management, that fascinated him he returned to the academic sphere in 1998. His graduate research on the development of the Drosophila nervous system lead us to a deeper understanding of the mechanical influence on chemical signaling between neurons and other cells. Scott received his PhD in Cell and Developmental Biology in 2006 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Swimming, biking and video gaming are things that Scott enjoys in his "spare time", a time that is more illusory with each passing year.
Researchers should cite this work as follows:
Scott Siechen (2013), "[Illinois] A Brief Overview of Cell Biology: Focus on Biomolecules and Their Contribution to the Mechanical Properties of Cells, Part I," http://nanohub.org/resources/19050.