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Waking up Anna
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11 Jun 2020 | Contributor(s): Kate K. O'Toole, Shuchismita Dutta | doi:10.25334/Y88F-9279
This case focuses on understanding the molecular basis of Anna's sleeping disorder and its treatment.
Understanding COVID-19 Biology to Design a Vaccine
12 Jun 2020 | Contributor(s): Keith Johnson, Didem Vardar-Ulu, Shuchismita Dutta | doi:10.25334/DNC7-8581
This multi-part case study introduces the reader to the SARS-CoV-2 virus, replication, and treatment. Additional worksheets introduce students to bioinformatics tools of 3-D protein visualization and BLAST searches.
The Happy Blue Baby Hemoglobin
14 Jun 2020 | Contributor(s): Kasandra Jean-Louise Riley, Shuchismita Dutta | doi:10.25334/N5JP-1P96
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.
Students Authoring Molecular Case Studies
22 Jul 2021 | Contributor(s): Elizabeth Pollock, Kasandra Riley (She/Her), Didem Vardar-Ulu, Shuchismita Dutta | doi:10.25334/M0P7-DQ22
Poster on using case studies to help students develop their skills in reading primary literature and identifying authentic scientific problems by authoring their own case studies. Presented at the 2021 BIOME Institute.
Sickle Cell Anemia using Nicholas’ Story
25 Jun 2020 | Contributor(s): Sharon Cisneros | doi:10.25334/Z773-JS90
The goal of this exercise is to introduce students to 3-D structures of biological molecules, visualize and manipulate them to understand their functions. The exercise also helps them see the effect of changing an amino acid.
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