Anneke Metz, PhD

Interim Director
Asst. Professor


Dr. Metz came to MEDPREP at the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in 2009. Her research interests include the retention of socioeconomically disadvantaged students in STEM fields and medical education, the use of instructional videos in teaching, and admissions assessment methods. She brings to MEDPREP broad experiences across science research and education: she has been a laboratory technician in both the biotech sector and academia, has worked as a unversity laboratory coordinator, NSF-IGERT grant coordinator, and Research Experiences for Undergraduate (REU) program director, and has taught an eclecctic collection of courses in general studies, honors and women's studies.

Prior to joining MEDPREP she worked at Montana State University in Bozeman, MT, where she taught Introductory Biology, Laboratory Techniques and Advanced Cell Biology, and engaged in research on topics in biology education, and in the retention of Native American students in STEM and health professions. 

In addition to serving in an interim capacity as the program director,for MEDPREP Dr. Metz teaches in the 3-semester Biology Applications course, and also teaches or co-teaches Quantitative Reasoning, Special Topics Seminar on Health Care Systems, Introduction to Problem Based Learning, Medical Biochemistry, and Pharmacology.


University of California, Davis (B.S., Microbiology), University of Texas, Austin (Ph.D., Biochemistry)