Dec 13th, 2021

HPU’s Ryan Hesterman Earns First Authorship on Published Article

Ryan Hesterman Picture

Ryan Hesterman, HPU Biology Neuroscience major and member of Dr. Kristin Ackerman’s Research Lab, collaborated with recent HPU Bio Neuroscience graduate Shannon Rose, and HPU students Will LeFever, Ryan Stewart, Martina Krone, and Camryn Holihan in other Departments to publish the pedagogical paper Utilizing Playdoh in the Classroom to Construct a 3D Model Depicting Cellular Movements and Tissue Remodeling during Human Gastrulation, Early Organogenesis, and Embryonic Folding (LINK TO:

By highlighting educational breakthroughs, publications like this one factor into HPU being ranked second (2022; US News) in Best Undergraduate Teaching.