Dr. Olga Kopp

Faculty Member

Dr. Olga Kopp

Biography

I joined the Department of Biology at UVU in July 2003. Prior to this, I was a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. I completed my Ph.D. in biology with an emphasis on plant molecular biology/plant-microbe interactions. I also have a Master's degree in Ornamental Horticulture. I enjoy teaching and mentoring students to engage them in their learning. I am interested in research dealing with plant micropropagation of endangered species, fungal and bacterial biofilms, and other interesting biology questions.

Education

Ph D, University of Tennessee, 2002

Major: Plant Molecular Biology

MS, University of Tennessee - Knoxville, 1996

Major: Plant tissue culture

BS, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, 1991

Major: Biology

Teaching

BIOL 481R

Biology Internship, Fall 2021

BIOL 481R

Biology Internship, Fall 2021

BIOL 1610

College Biology I BB, Fall 2021

BIOL 1610

College Biology I BB, Fall 2021

BOT 4605

Plant Physiology Laboratory, Fall 2021

BOT 4600

Plant Physiology WE, Fall 2021

BIOL 489R

Student Research, Fall 2021

BIOL 489R

Student Research, Fall 2021

BIOL 481R

Biology Internship, Summer 2021

BIOL 481R

Biology Internship, Summer 2021

BIOL 481R

Biology Internship, Summer 2021

BIOL 489R

Student Research, Summer 2021

BIOL 481R

Biology Internship, Spring 2021

BIOL 481R

Biology Internship, Spring 2021

BIOL 1610

College Biology I BB, Spring 2021

BIOL 1610

College Biology I BB, Spring 2021

BOT 3800

Ethnobotany WE, Spring 2021

BIOL 489R

Student Research, Spring 2021

BIOL 489R

Student Research, Spring 2021

Presentations

Kopp, Olga (Panelist), Arendt, Anne (Panelist), Sotomayor, Maritza (Panelist), Workshop UVU Faculty Convocation, "Boosting Student Learning and Retention through SCULPT", UVU Office of Academic Affairs, UVU Orem. (August 17, 2016)
Stauffer, Chase (Presenter & Author), Young, Jeff (Presenter & Author), Kopp, Olga (Leader), Engage - 3rd Annual Scholarship of Teaching and engagement conference, "Mastering Biology - A useful tool for learning. ", Utah Valley University. (March 26, 2011)
Breinholt, Jesse W. (Presenter & Author), Van Buren, Renee (Author Only), Kopp, Olga (Author Only), Malone, Catherine (Presenter & Author), Fifth Southwest Rare Plant Conference, "Population genetic structure of an endangered Utah endemic Astragalus ampullariodes (Fabaceae) (Welsh) Welsh. ", Utah Native Plant Society, Salt Lake City , UT. (March 19, 2009)
McGowan, Brett A. (Presenter & Author), Kopp, Olga (Author Only), What role for the United States in the New Globalism? Tenth annual Utah Valley University Conference by the Faculty. , "The U.S. Role in bioprospecting in developing countries", Ethics center, Utah Valley University. (January 21, 2009)
Kopp, Olga (Presenter Only), Internship opportunities for undergraduates , "Internship opportunities for undergraduates ", Pre Med club, Utah Valley State University. (December 04, 2008)
Kopp, Olga , Ethics in food and agriculture, "The ethics of GMOs (Genetically modified organisms)", Utah Valley University, UVU. (November 17, 2008)

Scholarly/Creative Works

Arendt, Anne , Kopp, Olga , Sotomayor, Maritza , Tolman, Anton , (2017) "Scholarly and Creative Undergraduate Learning Partnership Team (SCULPT): Triple Areas of Focus" . News Forum Press: It Works for Me with High Impact Practices. Step by Step Guide.
Kopp, Olga , (2014) "A Central Support System Can Facilitate Implementation and Sustainability of a Classroom-Based Undergraduate Research Experience (CURE) in Genomics" . USA: Cell Biology Education. www.lifescied.org/
Kopp, Olga , (2013) "A course-based research experience_ How benefits change with increased investment in instructional time. " (vol. 13). USA: Cell Biology Education - Life Science Education . www.lifescied.org/content/13/1/111.full.pdf+html?sid=75a91793-d5e0-4960-8e5f-8111e7bc9007
Kopp, Olga , (2012) "21st Century Guidebook to Fungi - Book review" (Issue: 2, vol. 58). St. Louis, MO: Plant Science Bulletin. www.botany.org/plantsciencebulletin/PSB-2012-58-2.pdf
Kopp, Olga , Array, Cook Craig, Array, Told Josh, (2012) "Is there morphological plasticity in Fremyella diplosiphon when exposed to low-nutrient growth media?" . Asheville - North Carolina: Proceedings of the National Conference on Undergraduate Research NCUR 2012.
Rawlings, Daniel J. , Hill, Peter R. , Gutierrez, Benjamin , Martinez, Juan C., Array, Array , Array, Array , Array, Array , (2012) "Research in the Classroom_ Cloning and Sequencing of the GAPDH gene as a tool in the molecular biology classroom" . USA: Proceedings of the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) 2012.

Awards

College of Science & Health Dean's Award of Excellence - Scholarship

Office of the Dean - March 30, 2016

Given by the dean for_ "the outstanding job you do for the Department of Biology and the College of Science & Health"

Outstanding Faculty

Department Chair - June 30, 2015

Exemplary service to the Utah Valley University Biology Department

UVU Thinks Big

Utah Valley University students - September 22, 2011

UVU Thinks Big is sponsored by students. Faculty that has excelled in scholarship and teaching are invited to present their "big idea" about their research in ten minutes. This was done on the September 22, 2011 at the Ragan Theater at 6_30 p.m. Ten faculty were chosen from the school, each faculty presented their research ideas in 10 minutes.

Board of Trustees Award of Excellence 2009-2010

Board of Trustees - Utah Valley University - May, 2010

"to formally recognize the outstanding achievements of faculty and staff at Utah Valley University with particular emphasis in teaching, scholarship, administration, innovation and public service" (Taken from to formally recognize the outstanding achievements of faculty and staff at Utah Valley University with particular emphasis in teaching, scholarship, administration, innovation and public service. (taken from to formally recognize the outstanding achievements of faculty and staff at Utah Valley University with particular emphasis in teaching, scholarship, administration, innovation and public service".(Taken from UVU web page)

Wolverine Achievement Award - Full Time Faculty of the Year (Finalist)

Utah Valley University - April 6, 2010

"This award is presented to the full-time faculty member who has demonstrated academic excellence, exceptional teaching style, and dedication to students in and out of the classroom. The recipient of this award has profoundly enhanced the learning environment at UVU". (taken from UVU web page)

Outstanding Educator of the Year Award 2007-2008

Utah Valley University - May, 2007

Given to outstanding teachers.