Ingrid Bahner, PhD is an Associate Professor of Molecular Medicine at the University of South Florida, Morsani College of Medicine (MCOM).
Ingrid Bahner received her PhD in Microbiology from the University of Southern California, where she subsequently taught in the first and second year curriculum at the Keck School of Medicine and conducted translational research on gene therapy for HIV infection and melanoma.
In addition to being a Course Director in the pre-clerkship curriculum at the MCOM, Dr. Bahner is currently the Associate Director of the Scholarly Concentration Program and the Leader of the Scholarly Concentration in Biomedical Research. Dr. Bahner is also directing the effort to return to the basic sciences from a clinical perspective in the clerkship curriculum. She is furthermore the Director of the IMS Program, a Master's Degree program designed to prepare economically and/or educationally disadvantaged students for admission to medical school with the goal to enhance medical education through a highly diverse student body.
Her educational research interest is to study what fosters scholarship in medical students including the impact of biomedical research and scientific inquiry based curricula.