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Welcome to Forethought India One-on-One Courses. Our program is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in their chosen profession. Our instructor for this course is Lecturer Victor Pereira at Harvard Graduate School of Education.


The course "Bridging Nature and Science: Animal Biotechnology" offers a comprehensive exploration into the intersection of biology, technology, and animal sciences. Across multiple lectures, this course delves into the fundamental principles and advanced applications of biotechnology in the realm of animal studies. Topics range from the basics of genetic engineering and animal cloning to the more sophisticated realms of genome editing, gene therapy, and stem cell applications. Students will examine the ethical considerations and societal implications of these technological advancements, exploring the potential for disease resistance, conservation, and even potential cross-species medical applications like xenotransplantation. The course further navigates through cutting-edge tools such as CRISPR technology, precision breeding, and the industrial applications of animal biotechnology. Throughout, an emphasis is placed on regulatory frameworks, ethical boundaries, and the emerging frontiers in this continually evolving field, offering a holistic understanding of the possibilities and challenges in animal biotechnology.


At the end of the program, students will receive a certificate & performance letter by the educator indicating that they have completed the program and acquired the necessary skills and knowledge to excel in their chosen profession.

Bridging Nature and Science: Animal Biotechnology, by Victor Pereira

  • Victor Pereira is lecturer on education and Co-Chair of the Teaching and Teaching Leadership program (TTL). He earned his Bachelor of Science in biology and Master of Arts in teaching from Boston College. Prior to coming to HGSE, Pereira taught, coached, mentored and worked in many teacher-leadership roles for 14 years in Boston Public Schools. In 2012, Pereira was the Massachusetts Recipient of the Amgen Award for Science Teaching Excellence. Pereira has worked with the teacher preparation programs at HGSE in many different capacities since 2004 focused on developing new teachers and improving science teaching and learning in middle and high school classrooms. Pereira’s passion is helping science educators promote scientific literacy through authentic and relevant learning opportunities that prepare students to be informed and engaged citizens.

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