CBEC - Cell Biology Education Consortium (RCN-UBE Introduction)
Author(s): Nathan s Reyna1, Lori L Hensley2
1. Ouachita Baptist Univeristy 2. Jacksonville State University
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The CBEC developed a voucher system to fund faculty development of Cell Blocks related to techniques used in their area of research. By standardizing techniques in the form of Cell Blocks, these techniques could be used by others The strength of Cell Blocks lies in their flexibility. A member school can combine Cell Block modules that work well in the circumstances of that institution or mix and match to address new research questions.
The CBEC currently has 203 registered faculty members (~90% PUI) and has funded 27 PUI institutions. More importantly, over 800 students have used CBEC material in the classroom or research lab. The CBEC network has published 4 papers and has been acknowledged in two others. Nineteen different faculty and 5 students at eleven institutions are contributing authors on a CBEC paper. To date, CBEC faculty and their students have developed 50 Cell Blocks. Five Cell Blocks have been translated into Spanish and are used in Puerto Rico.
Our YouTube channel hosting the video portion of these blocks has been viewed 43,000 times and has generated 2,500 hours of watched content. Amazingly, our average video length is only 5 minutes.
Ways to learn more:
- CBEC on YouTube
- Access to Cell Blocks on Google Classroom (written protocols, pedagogy, and video links)
- Access Code
- Invite Code: iyhblv2
- Sabel, J. L., Wright, K., Adler, J. J., Bates, G., Bates, L., Pandey, S., ... & Hensley, L. (2021). Transitioning cell culture CURE labs from campus to online: novel strategies for a novel time. Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education, 22(1), ev22i1-2619.
Reyna, N. S., Pruett, C., Morrison, M., Fowler, J., Pandey, S., & Hensley, L. (2022). Twitter: more than tweets for undergraduate student researchers. Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education, 23(1), e00326-21.
Barnes, C. N., Johnson, B. P., Leacock, S. W., Ceballos, R. M., Hensley, L. L., & Reyna, N. S. (2021). Gene expression and data analysis pipeline using Cancer BioPortal in the classroom. Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education, 22(1), ev22i1-2313.
Ways to get involved:
If you are interested in learning more and participating, please join this group or email Nathan Reyna and Lori Hensley.
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Researchers should cite this work as follows:
- Reyna, N. s., Hensley, L. L. (2023). CBEC - Cell Biology Education Consortium (RCN-UBE Introduction). RCN-UBE, QUBES Educational Resources. doi:10.25334/7ZJZ-W895
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