Caleb Trujillo

Research Interests: Expert and novice explanations of cellular and molecular mechanisms.

Dissertation Research Advisor: Nancy Pelaez
Dissertation Research Co-Advisor: Trevor Anderson

About me: I am interested in how people learn biology. I want to understand how expertise can be developed, specifically the use of mechanistic thinking to explain complex living systems. 

About my research: Currently I am interested in how undergraduate students and life scientists differ in their explanations of molecular mechanisms. I use a qualitative approach.  Click here to download the Explanations of Cellular Mechanisms project summary.

Hometown: Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA

Degree Obtained: PhD in Biology, Department of Biological Sciences

Caleb is one of Five Purdue Students who Move the World Forward.


Caleb Trujillo