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Molecular Case Studies:

At the Interface of Biology and Chemistry

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Goals

  • Teach and learn about biomolecular structure-function
  • Test ready-to-use molecular case studies
  • Develop new cases at the interface of biology and chemistry

Mentors


Final Products

Happy Blue Baby

Didem Vardar-Ulu

Version: 1.0 Adapted From: Happy Blue Baby v1.0

This case, about a specific mutant of hemoglobin, focuses on visualizing and understanding the molecular basis of why an infant turned blue soon after birth and how the cyanosis resolved on its own in a few months.
mutation, Hemoglobin, molecular visualization and analysis, genetic basis, PDB, Molecular Case Study, Mol*, Online course, Lecture, Undergraduate, Instructional Setting, Audience Level, Activity Length, More than 1 hour, Classroom Climate, Fostering a Sense of Belonging, Promoting Engagement and Self-Efficacy
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06.2021
This adaptation was written in Spring 2021 exactly one year after the original case and includes explorations of the emerging mutations within the spike protein
infection, vaccine, molecular visualization and analysis, COVID19, PDB, SARS-CoV, Molecular Case Study, variants, antibody, Undergraduate, Audience Level, Promoting Engagement and Self-Efficacy
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Instructions, assignment prompts, and a rubric for assessing advanced undergraduate authorship of molecular case studies
Lab, Online course, Undergraduate, Homework, Instructional Setting, Audience Level, Advanced, Activity Length, Extended Project, Promoting Engagement and Self-Efficacy, Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
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05.2021

Happy Blue Baby: MCQs for large classes

"KP" Kristen Procko

Version: 1.0 Adapted From: Happy Blue Baby v1.0

Multiple choice questions for the Happy Blue Baby case study pre-work
mutation, Hemoglobin, molecular visualization and analysis, PDB, Molecular Case Study, Undergraduate, Audience Level
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