Meet the Instructor

David Baldwin

Adjunct Professor of Cell Biology and Microbiology at Shoreline Community College, Ph.D., University of Washington

David Baldwin is an adjunct professor of cell biology and microbiology at Shoreline Community College in Seattle He has more than two decades of experience as a microbiologist, working as a researcher and instructor in both the public and private sectors.

As an undergraduate Baldwin studied genetics and homologous recombination at the University of California at Berkeley. After college he joined Affymax, a startup drug-discovery company that pioneered the use of bacteriophages for identifying novel molecular interactions. Baldwin returned to school to earn his Ph.D. in microbiology at the University of Washington in 1999. He did much of his doctoral research at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (FHCRC), exploring the use of viruses as vehicles for genes and inhibitors to target tissues. As a postdoctoral student at Stanford University, he researched host response to the bacterial pathogen Listeria monocytogenes. Baldwin returned to the FHCRC in 2002 to continue working in bacteriology and genomics. In 2006 he left Fred Hutchinson to launch his own landscape design business.