Sandra Porter

Sandra Porter
Job Title:
Associate Faculty

Fall office hours: By appointment. Please email to set up a time.

Classes taught: BIOL 285

Employee Bio

Dr. Sandra Porter is a digital biologist, web architect, entrepreneur, bioinformatics instructor, and writer.  She received her PhD in microbiology from the University of Washington, worked as a post-doctoral researcher at Fred Hutch, and spent ten years leading a biotechnology education program at Seattle Central Community College.  She left Seattle Central to work at a bioinformatics software company, Geospiza, Inc., which was purchased by PerkinElmer.  
In 2009, Porter started Digital World Biology (, with the mission of developing novel educational materials that use bioinformatics tools to explore biology. Porter is the PI on Bridge to Bio-Link’s Future (DUE 1764225), an NSF ATE grant that supports the website, a Co-PI on START Immunobiotech (DUE 1700441), and a member of the leadership team for the InnovATEBIO National Center for Biotechnology Education.

Education & Training

B.S., University of Minnesota
M.S., Ph.D., University of Washington