Biological Sciences Community Advisory Board Members

Julie Sharp-Dahl
Bristol Alliance of Companies

John Marshall
MWH Global, Inc.
Jill Follett
Alaska Department of
Fish & Game (Retired)
Melissa Shein
Southcentral Foundation
 Jeffrey Schively
HDR Inc.
Thaddus Wilkerson
The Alaska Native Medical Center 
Robert White
Emeritus Professor
 Kathryn Kurtz
Anchorage School District
Kathy Robinson
Saltwater Inc.
 Sue Ban
ENVIRON International Corporation


"What I Did With My Biological Sciences Degree" Seminar Series

The Department of Biological Sciences Community Advisory Board hosts the "What I Did With My Biological Sciences Degree," Seminar Series in hopes of providing the next generation of scientists a look at the career pathways available to them upon graduation. This series introduces UAA students and community members to industry professionals within the field of Biological Sciences and provides opportunities for students to ask questions and discover new ideas and possibilities. 

All seminars are held in UAA's ConocoPhillips Integrated Science Building (3101 Science Circle, Anchorage, AK, 99508). The seminar series is free and open to the public. Pizza and refreshments are provided.  


Spring 2015 Schedule

Date Time
Loc.  Presenter & Presentation Title
 Feb. 13 2:30-3:30105A Dr. Nathan Lukes, Nathan Lukes, DDS & Associates  Family Dentistry
 "How my Biology degree led to a career in Dentistry"

Please join us as we welcome Dr. Nathan Lukes, DDS, owner of Nathan Lukes, DDS, and Associates Family Dentistry, as he discusses his path from academia to opening his own private practice in Anchorage.

Dr. Lukes received his Bachelor of Science degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology from Western Washington University in 1993. From 1993-1998, Dr. Lukes became a research technician in the Department of Immunology at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Washington. After receiving his DDS, Dr. Lukes moved to Bethel, Alaska and become a staff dentist with the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta Regional Hospital. Dr. Lukes served the Bethel community for four years before moving to Anchorage to open his own private practice, which has steadily grown in size ever since. While continuing work at his practice, Dr. Lukes also works as a part-time staff dentist with the Alaska Native Medical Center. 

Come to Dr. Lukes' presentation and discover the many adventures his Biological Sciences degree has afforded him—and can offer you too! Free pizza and refreshments will be available, so come hungry!

What I Did With My Biological Sciences Degree Seminar Series: Nathan Lukes, DDS

Past Seminars


What I Did With My Biological Sciences Degree - Thaddus Wilkerson