My name is Dr. Colin Syme. I am currently teaching Honors Anatomy & Physiology and LabRATS at the high school.
I am originally from Scotland but have lived in Pittsburgh since 1998. I became a naturalized U.S. citizen in April 2011. My hometown is called Kilmarnock, and is located in Southwest Scotland (20 miles from Glasgow; 60 miles from Edinburgh). I am a HUGE fan of my hometown soccer team called Kilmarnock FC who play in the Scottish Championship. I try to travel back "home" as often as possible to see my family and friends. I am married (my wife is from Pittsburgh), and have a son, Euan (14), and daughter, Emma (9).
My background includes extensive scientific research in several areas including osteoporosis, diabetes, and cystic fibrosis at the University of Pittsburgh. I hold an undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences, (Strathclyde University, Glasgow, Scotland) and have a Ph.D. in Physiology (Aberdeen University, Scotland). I have previously taught college level courses at the University of Pittsburgh (Freshman Biology Labs), and La Roche College (Anatomy and Physiology). I am PA-certified to teach both Biology and Chemistry through the Secondary Education Program at Duquesne University.