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Heather Cushman

Heather N. Cushman teaches anatomy and physiology at Tacoma Community College in Tacoma, Washington and is a member of the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society. She received her PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Minnesota in 2002 and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Vollum Institute at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon where she studied sensory transduction and the cellular and molecular mechanisms of muscle pain. Heather is passionate about teaching and believes that physiology can be made fun and accessible without sacrificing integrity of content. She currently resides in Tacoma, Washington and enjoys climbing, camping and hiking with her husband Ken and their daughter Annika.