C. Josh Ramey


I’m gay and I’m a molecular biologist and professor. //

I’m an associate teaching professor at Colorado School of Mines and am interested in improving undergraduate biology education with research interests in synthetic biology and genetic engineering. I grew up in New Mexico and obtained my PhD in Molecular Biology at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, where I also explored DNA replication and cell-cycle regulation as a post-doc. I also have a background in industry as member of OPX Biotechnologies, focused on the genetic engineering of E.coli to produce a precursor to acrylic acid. It is important to me to be a proud and visible member of the LGBTQ+ community. As an advisor with oSTEM, I am continuously inspired by young queer students as we work together to foster an environment of inclusivity in STEM. Outside the classroom, I love hiking in the mountains of Colorado and traveling with Justin, my wonderful husband of 5 years.