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  1. CRISPR Gene Editing: designing the gRNA and donor template

    CRISPR Gene Editing: designing the gRNA and donor template

    2020-07-14 23:15:24 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Laurel Lorenz | doi:10.25334/9XWQ-E437

    In this project, students learn how CRISPR/Cas9 is used in bacterial immunity and gene editing. Students create both a gRNA target and a donor template to edit the fly genome. Mutations can be designed by instructor or from the case study, Piwi Matters.

  2. A New Phenology-focused CURE using Herbarium Specimen Data

    A New Phenology-focused CURE using Herbarium Specimen Data

    2020-07-14 11:43:58 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Katie Pearson, Natalie Love, Tadeo Parada, Jenn Yost | doi:10.25334/DBYN-ZX80

    A short description of the undergraduate research course developed by the California Phenology Network.

  3. Faculty Mentoring Networks: Community Professional Development for the Digital Age

    Faculty Mentoring Networks: Community Professional Development for the Digital Age

    2020-07-10 15:39:40 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Deborah Rook, Sam S Donovan, Carrie Diaz Eaton, Kristin Jenkins, Drew LaMar, Jeremy M Wojdak, Nicole Chodkowski, Elia Crisucci, Adam Fagen, Gabriela Hamerlinck, Elizabeth Hamman, Hayley Orndorf | doi:10.25334/Z04F-5403

    Poster for BioQUEST Summer Workshop 2020. What is an FMN? What is it like to be in one? What are the benefits?

  4. Understanding COVID-19 Biology to Design a Vaccine - Ethics supplement

    Understanding COVID-19 Biology to Design a Vaccine - Ethics supplement

    2020-07-08 19:08:41 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Keith A. Johnson | doi:10.25334/K9GS-KJ30

    The adaptation to Understanding COVID-19 Biology to Design a Vaccine entails two ethics supplements. The first supplement addresses the use of off-label drugs in the pandemic (or other situation). The second supplement addresses wet markets.

  5. BioSkills Guide

    BioSkills Guide

    2020-07-08 15:57:19 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Alexa Clemmons, Jerry Timbrook, Jon Herron, Alison Crowe | doi:10.25334/156H-T617

    The BioSkills Guide comprises program- and course-level learning outcomes for the Vision and Change core competencies that elaborate what general biology majors should be able to do by the time they graduate.

  6. Sizes, Scales, and Specialization: An activity highlighting the diversity in cell types

    Sizes, Scales, and Specialization: An activity highlighting the diversity in cell types

    2020-07-04 12:17:40 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Heather Seitz, Jillian Marie Miller, Joseph Esquibel | doi:10.25334/Q46S-7P65

    This module explores how cell size and shape varies across cell types in the human body by having students calculate relative proportions of numbers in scientific notation.

  7. Understanding Global Climate Change: Present, Past, and Future

    Understanding Global Climate Change: Present, Past, and Future

    2020-06-29 01:32:58 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Michelle Phillips | doi:10.25334/N2KW-4A47

    Understanding global climate change through the lenses of the present, past, and future, combining modern technology and indigenous knowledge and ways of knowing.

  8. STEM Inclusive Teaching Practices Episode 3

    STEM Inclusive Teaching Practices Episode 3

    2020-06-25 20:55:43 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Kelisa Wing | doi:10.25334/Z0MP-7A08

    Episode 3 builds from Kelisa Wing's recent blog post calling for educators to hold themselves accountable for dismantling racial oppression.

  9. Sickle Cell Anemia using Nicholas’ Story

    Sickle Cell Anemia using Nicholas’ Story

    2020-06-25 14:23:52 | Teaching Materials | 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.

  10. My Twin Sister Case Study

    My Twin Sister Case Study

    2020-06-23 17:58:55 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Margaret Waterman, Ethel D Stanley | doi:10.25334/SWDW-W885

    A young boy wonders why his twin sister can roll his tongue, but he cannot. Case centers on meiosis.

  11. Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Conservation

    Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Conservation

    2020-06-19 17:51:31 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Mary Heskel | doi:10.25334/FG1D-9A58

    Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) is based on deep understanding of systems from observations made over hundreds to thousands of years. This resource connects TEK to modern conservation through media and primary literature interpretation.

  12. Redlining and Climate Change

    Redlining and Climate Change

    2020-06-19 15:54:56 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Mary Heskel | doi:10.25334/XPSD-GK49

    Redlining was a racist, legal practice and its impacts are measurable in terms of environmental variables in US cities today. This resource examines redlining, urban environments, and climate change.

  13. (Online) Figure of the Week: Skills for Interpreting Comparative Genomics Figures

    (Online) Figure of the Week: Skills for Interpreting Comparative Genomics Figures

    2020-06-18 23:05:05 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Robert E Furrow | doi:10.25334/RAD2-4638

    Students use their number sense to make observations and explain or guess at patterns shown, discussing in a weekly online Q&A forum.

  14. COVID-19: Molecular Basis of Infection-ADAPTATION

    COVID-19: Molecular Basis of Infection-ADAPTATION

    2020-06-17 08:01:06 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Didem Vardar-Ulu | doi:10.25334/QZ6S-2Q56

    This case was written in Spring 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic. It focuses on understanding the structure and interaction of the SARS-Cov-2 viral spike protein that facilitates infection in human cells.

  15. Actually, Data Science CAN Be Accessible: Barriers to inclusion of people with disabilities in the data science workforce pipeline and ideas for lowering them

    Actually, Data Science CAN Be Accessible: Barriers to inclusion of people with disabilities in the data science workforce pipeline and ideas for lowering them

    2020-06-16 23:18:06 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Andrew Osborne Hasley | doi:10.25334/VR0N-E805

    Will draw on personal experience as a student and professional with a severe visual impairment and knowledge gained from colleagues and friends during ongoing efforts in the area of accessible teaching in quantitative biology.

  16. Drugging SARS-CoV-2

    Drugging SARS-CoV-2

    2020-06-15 22:12:47 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Mallory Bliss, Alexzandria Khan, Nandni Verma, Kasandra Jean-Louise Riley | doi:10.25334/71Q1-0B05

    This case study leads students through the process of proposing a drug for a novel protein. The Mpro protease of SARS-CoV-2 is explored in detail within the PDB. Aligns with first semester biochemistry objectives.

  17. An introduction to population matrix models: a swirl lesson

    An introduction to population matrix models: a swirl lesson

    2020-06-15 18:46:20 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Jennifer Apple | doi:10.25334/X2D5-YG13

    Students will learn how to set up a population matrix model in R and use it for demographic analysis of a population, including projecting population growth, determining lambda and the stable age distribution, and conducting an elasticity analysis.

  18. Why does Blood Flow Change?  Investigating the Math of Blood Flow Dynamics

    Why does Blood Flow Change? Investigating the Math of Blood Flow Dynamics

    2020-06-15 18:43:01 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Amy Troyer, Brandi Morgante Handzlik, Mary Phillips | doi:10.25334/KBHH-CC94

    This collection of activities explores the relationship between blood flow, pressure, and the factors of resistance through graphs and modeling direct and inverse variation.

  19. Molecular Basis of Sickle Cell Disease

    Molecular Basis of Sickle Cell Disease

    2020-06-15 13:59:43 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Didem Vardar-Ulu | doi:10.25334/98HE-H615

    This multi part case on hemoglobin structure as it relates to oxygen binding and sickle cell disease focuses on utilizing bioinformatics and molecular visualization tools to learn about the sickle cell disease, its cause, symptoms and possible cures.

  20. Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium: a swirl resource

    Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium: a swirl resource

    2020-06-15 01:58:40 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Abigail E. Cahill | doi:10.25334/ZQSM-5S44

    Students will use swirl to understand Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium. The lesson starts with observed numbers of individuals for each genotype, and students will work through a number of steps to assess whether or not the population is in equilibrium.