Faculty

Dr. George Dalich

Full-time Faculty

(425) 739-8100 x8426

Dr. Grace Lasker

Full-time Faculty

(425) 739-8163


Dr. George Dalich

Dr. George Dalich George Dalich received his B.S. degree in general science and one in medical technology from Oregon State University. He served in the US Army from 1971-1976, working at Walter Reed Medical Center and Brook Army Medical Center as a medical technologist and a research assistant for the Infectious Disease group. He then returned to Oregon State and received a masters degree and Ph.D. in pharmacology/toxicology by working on liver toxicity of chlorobenzene on rats and rainbow trout.

Dr. Dalich then pursued a twenty year career in the electronics industry, working as the director of quality, technology, and engineering for two companies that manufactured printed circuit boards. He was responsible for process engineering, quality, new technology, and the environmental services department. In 2002 he left industry and began part-time teaching at community colleges - mainly Everett Community College and Cascadia Community College. He has taught mostly biological sciences - cell biology, nutrition, microbiology, anatomy, and physiology. He joined LWTech in 2006 to help further develop the Science Technician program and teach. 

 

Dr. Grace Lasker

Grace LaskerGrace Lasker received her B.S. degree in Agronomy from the University of Nebraska. For her masters research, she was able to show epigenetic impact in tomatoes (environmental impact on genetics). Dr. Lasker focused next on human nutrition and obtained a Ph.D. in Nutritional Sciences. Her research focused on HPLC analyzed l-ascorbic acid and d-isoascorbic acid levels in tomatoes. She also received a Ph.D. in Public Health with an emphasis in Environmental Epidemiology, studying the impact of organochlorine pesticides on migraines/severe headaches and the impact of pesticide bioaccumulation on health.

Dr. Lasker comes to Lake Washington Institute of Technology from the nutritional and agricultural research industry. She has served as project manager, greenhouse operations manager, website developer, and grant writer/editor, among other roles. In 2005, she began her teaching career as a part-time instructor at Milwaukee Area Technical College. Dr. Lasker joined Lake Washington Technical College in the fall of 2006 to help develop and promote the Science Technician program and to teach courses in Chemistry, Biology, Nutrition, and Anatomy & Physiology. Dr. Lasker is also involved in advancing the Alternative Energy Technology initiative at LWTech through various grants and teaching. She is proud to have received recognition from the Graduate Women in Science for her masters/doctorate research as well as the Instructional Excellence Award at LWTech.