David J. Gross

David J. Gross

Emeritus Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Massachusetts

Ph.D.: University of Illinois Postdoctoral Training: Cornell University Honors: American Cancer Society Career Development Award

Research Interests

Professor Gross is Emeritus Faculty and is no longer accepting students in the lab.

The lab previously studied signaling through the epidermal growth factor receptor using quantitative fluorescence microscopy. In recent years, Prof. Gross has turned to the study of student learning outcomes in flipped, blended and team-based classrooms. He is currently studying the effect that the institutional effort to adopt team-based pedagogy has had on students, faculty and the institution as a whole.


Does Team Formation Impact Student Performance, Effort and Attitudes in a College Course Employing Collaborative Learning? Sarah E. Pociask, David Gross, Mei-Yau Shih, Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. (2017) 17, 19-33.

Increased Preclass Preparation Underlies Student Outcome Improvement in the Flipped Classroom. David Gross, Evava S. Pietri, Gordon Anderson, Karin Moyano-Camihort, and Mark J. Graham, CBE-Life Sciences Education. (2015) 14, 1-8.