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  1. Phage Discovery Videos

    Phage Discovery Videos

    2020-08-05 04:22:02 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Billy Biederman, Vic Sivanathan | doi:10.25334/5KQF-3J02

    A compilation of videos to support teaching the concepts and protocols for discovering and working with phage.

  2. Writing Genome Announcements Collaboratively

    Writing Genome Announcements Collaboratively

    2020-08-05 04:09:48 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Arturo Diaz, Julia Lee-Soety, Shima Chaudhary, Richard Pollenz | doi:10.25334/DFVG-BG93

    This resources provides a framework for students to write a Genome Annoucement, collaboratively.

  3. Atlas of Black Scholarship for Inclusive and Racially Diverse STEM Curricula – Volume I

    Atlas of Black Scholarship for Inclusive and Racially Diverse STEM Curricula – Volume I

    2020-07-30 08:58:36 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Aparna Anandkumar, Ariel Moline, Pascale S. Guiton | doi:10.25334/CEM2-HH58

    The contributions of Black scientists to the advancement of STEM are poorly represented in course materials. Here, we provide an Atlas of Black Scholarship to help Life Sciences and Chemistry educators integrate Black scientists' work in their curricula.

  4. Build-a-Genome Lab Manual for RFP Synthesis

    Build-a-Genome Lab Manual for RFP Synthesis

    2020-07-28 16:49:29 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Lisa Scheifele | doi:10.25334/AN0R-BS96

    This lab manual describes a multi-week lab project for the design, assembly from oliognucleotides, cloning, and sequencing of the RFP gene.

  5. Yeast Scramble Lab Manual

    Yeast Scramble Lab Manual

    2020-07-28 13:48:43 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Mark Jones, Lisa Scheifele | doi:10.25334/9N64-QR80

    This laboratory manual includes protocols for SCRaMbling of yeast cells as well as phenotypic characterization. Appropriate student exercises are also included.

  6. GEA Introductory lesson on RNA-Seq

    GEA Introductory lesson on RNA-Seq

    2020-07-25 20:01:56 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Jason Williams, Judy Brusslan, Ray Enke, Matthew Escobar, Vince Buonaccorsi | doi:10.25334/GM6A-VC81

    This RNA-Seq lesson uses the CyVerse VICE Platform and Jupyter notebooks to examine the expression of the leptin gene in samples from a mouse experimental design evaluating diet (high-fat vs. normal diet) and disease (cancer vs. normal tissue).

  7. NEON Data in the Classroom: Quantifying Spatial Patterns

    NEON Data in the Classroom: Quantifying Spatial Patterns

    2020-07-23 21:58:03 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Kusum Naithani | doi:10.25334/AJBF-AZ49

    Students build on fundamental concepts of spatial patterns and combine this knowledge with the open-data from the National Ecological Observatory Network to quantify spatial autocorrelation and complexity.

  8. Cleaning Biodiversity Data: A Botanical Example Using Excel or RStudio

    Cleaning Biodiversity Data: A Botanical Example Using Excel or RStudio

    2020-07-16 15:13:59 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Michelle Gaynor | doi:10.25334/DRGD-F069

    Access and clean an open source herbarium dataset using Excel or RStudio.

  9. CRISPR Gene Editing: Designing the gRNA and Donor Template

    CRISPR Gene Editing: Designing the gRNA and Donor Template

    2020-07-15 18:28:47 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Laurel Lorenz | doi:10.25334/09G0-AS56

    In this adaptation, 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 a gene. Mutations can be from the case study, Piwi Matter, or designed by the instructor.

  10. 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.

  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. (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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. The Happy Blue Baby Hemoglobin

    The Happy Blue Baby Hemoglobin

    2020-06-14 21:14:36 | Teaching Materials | 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.

  18. COVID-19: On the way to a vaccine

    COVID-19: On the way to a vaccine

    2020-06-13 18:56:22 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Nik Tsotakos | doi:10.25334/R16F-A553

    This multi-part case study introduces the reader to the SARS-CoV-2 virus origins, the molecular basis of the infection, the development and severity of symptoms, and treatment.

  19. How does increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide disrupt ecological systems? Results from FACE experiments across the globe.

    How does increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide disrupt ecological systems? Results from FACE experiments across the globe.

    2020-06-12 20:28:27 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Courtney Campany | doi:10.25334/408M-CC06

    This module synthesizes key findings from forested CO2 enrichment experiments over the last 3 decades. Students should have a basic working knowledge of climate change, ecosystem nutrient cycles and plant-fungal relationships to complete the assignment.

  20. Understanding COVID-19 Biology to Design a Vaccine

    Understanding COVID-19 Biology to Design a Vaccine

    2020-06-12 18:13:14 | Teaching Materials | 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.