Kimberley Clawson

Professor, Biology 9 Month



Courses Taught

BIOL 1308 Fundamentals of Biology
BIOL 1406 General Biology 1
BIOL 1407 General Biology 2
BIOL 1414 Introduction to Biotechnology
BIOL 2316 Genetics, BIOL 2416 Genetics
BIOL 2401 Anatomy and Physiology 1
BIOL 2404 Introduction to A&P
BITC 1302 – Biotechnology Laboratory Methods
BITC 2431 Cell Culture
BITC 2445 Medical Biotechnology
BITC 2459 Genomics


Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan

Molecular Certificate, 2004 – 12 graduate credit hours beyond Master’s Degree

Tarleton State University, Stephenville, TX

Masters in Science Teaching in Biology, 1987

University of Texas, Austin, TX

Bachelor of Science in Biology, Majored in Marine Biology, 1985

Secondary Science Composite Teacher Certification awarded by the Texas Education Agency, 1985

Teaching Experience

Temple College/Texas Bioscience Institute, Temple, Texas

2006 to present, Professor – Biology 2006 to present

Biotechnology Instructor 2007 to Summer 2017 (Program closed at this time)

Temple College/Texas Bioscience Institute, Temple, Texas

Fall 2016 to present

Interim Department Chair for Biotechnology Department

Advised students in the program and met with prospective students, ordered supplies, managed the budget for the department, hired adjunct instructors for courses, planned for summer student internships, set up poster session for student internships, and other duties as assigned.

Adjunct Instructor, University of Mary Hardin Baylor, Temple, Texas

1987-1992, Courses Taught: Botany, Anatomy and Physiology, and Genetics

Science Teacher, Gatesville H.S., Gatesville, Texas

1988-1991, Courses Taught: Biology, Introduction to Biology, Physical Science, Physics

Substitute Teacher, Moody ISD, Moody, Texas


Tutor, Sylvan Learning Center, Waco, Texas

1988, Tutored students in reading and math.

Graduate Assistant – Biology Department, Tarleton State University, Stephenville, Texas

1986-1987, Courses taught: Botany Lab, Zoology Lab, and Anatomy and Physiology Lab.

Biology Teacher, Round Rock High School, Round Rock, Texas

1985-1986, Course Taught: Biology

Student Teacher, Anderson High School, Austin, Texas

1985, Course Taught: Biology

Research Assistant, University of Texas Marine Science Institute, Port Aransas, Texas

1984, Performed duties as assigned.

Chemistry Lab Assistance, Tarleton State University, Stephenville, Texas

1982, Assisted students with lab experiments.

Professional Experience

Scott and White Cytogenetic Lab, Scott and White Hospital, Temple, Texas

1991 – 2006

From 1999 to 2006Laboratory Supervisor – Supervised daily lab operations, assured that the laboratory was ready for accreditation inspections including the College of American Pathology, OSHA, and CLIA, aided in writing and reviewing laboratory procedures, managed chemical hygiene plan, developed and tested new procedures, managed disposal of biohazardous materials and carcinogens, supervised competency testing of employees, typed patient reports, answered physician/nurses questions regarding testing, managed cytogenetic patient database, provided quality assurance reports, assisted in hiring and training new employees, supervised medical student rotations, medical laboratory technologist rotations, UT San Antonio cytogenetic trainee rotations, and student interns from University of Mary Hardin Baylor.

From 1991 to 1999Cytogenetic Technologist – Primary duties included the culture and analysis of chromosomes from blood, bone marrow, amniotic fluid, tissues, and solid tumors and DNA FISH on the above specimens and urine and paraffin breast cancer sections, tested and validated DNA FISH testing on amniotic fluid, Her2Neu testing on breast cancer paraffin sections, and Urovysion DNA FISH Testing for bladder cancer in urine, DNA FISH on miscellaneous paraffin sections.

Professional Publications
  • Sperm Cell Aneuploidy in Semen, Swim-up Preparations and the Zona Pellucida of Ova and Embryos from In Vitro Fertilization, S. B. Hudson, S. M. Dobin, K. J. Clawson, T. J. Wincek, J. F. Pliego, T. J. Kuehl. Fertility and Sterility 09/2004; 82. DOI:10.1016/j.fertnstert.2004.07.248
  • Cancer Genetics Cytogenetics. 2001 Jul 1;128(1):11-3. Isochromosome (17)(q10) as the Sole Structural Chromosomal Rearrangement in a Case of Botryoid Rhabdomyosarcoma, Clawson K, Donner LR, Dobin SM.Department of Pathology, Scott & White Clinic and Memorial Hospital, Texas A&M University Health Science Center, Temple, TX 76508, USA. 
  • Cancer Genetics Cytogenetics. 2001 Jun;127(2):140-2. Translocation (2;15)(p23;q21.2) and Interstitial Deletion of 7q in a Case of Low-Grade Myxofibrosarcoma.Clawson K, Donner LR, Dobin SM. Department of Pathology, Scott & White Clinic and Memorial Hospital, Scott, Sherwood and Brindley Foundation, Texas A&M University Health Science Center, College of Medicine, Temple, TX, USA.
  • Cancer Genetics Cytogenetics. 2000 Jun;119(2):127-31. Sclerosing Epithelioid Fibrosarcoma: a Cytogenetic, Immunohistochemical, and Ultrastructural Study of an Unusual Histological Variant. Donner LR, Clawson K, Dobin SM. Department of Pathology, Scott & White Clinic and Memorial Hospital, Scott, Sherwood and Brindley Foundation, Texas A&M University System Health Science Center, College of Medicine, Temple, TX 76508, USA.
Professional Presentations
  • Spring Seminar Presentation – “DNA Testing, To or Not to Do, that is the Question…”, 2018, Also presented during Zero Week to TC Faculty and Staff, Presented to Physicians Emeritus Group, Temple
  • Spring Seminar Presentation – “Cytogenetics – Could this be a career for you?”, 2016
  • Presentation to Temple College Board “More Science, Less Talk”- Integrating Active Learning into my Science Classes, 2016
  • Presentation to Manor Middle School Students – “How can we see abnormalities in the DNA?”, 2014
  • “TBI Overview” to Federation of Women, Temple, TX, 2011
  • National Institute for Staff and Organization Development (NISOD) Conference: “Using Multiple Forms of Technology to Ensure Success of the Intro Student in Anatomy and Physiology”, 2010