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  1. Tiny Earth: Studentsourcing antibiotic discovery

    Tiny Earth: Studentsourcing antibiotic discovery

    2020-07-21 15:55:01 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): SARAH MILLER | doi:10.25334/1Q42-Q090

    Poster on Tiny Earth presented at the 2020 BIOME Institute: Cultivating Scientific Curiosity

  2. Growing from Tiny Earth: A model for interdisciplinary CUREs at Johnson County Community College

    Growing from Tiny Earth: A model for interdisciplinary CUREs at Johnson County Community College

    2020-07-21 01:31:13 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Heather Seitz, Morgan Albright | doi:10.25334/GS23-9M91

    This resource includes a video that highlights how Tiny Earth is implemented and a poster that shows independent research done by students after participating in the CURE courses.

  3. CUREnet: The Course-based Undergraduate Research Experience Network

    CUREnet: The Course-based Undergraduate Research Experience Network

    2020-07-20 15:50:16 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Erin Dolan | doi:10.25334/68ZP-JS80

    CUREnet connects people, programs, and networks working to make undergraduate research more accessible.

  4. Fibroblast spheroids and other models of wound healing and infectivity

    Fibroblast spheroids and other models of wound healing and infectivity

    2020-07-20 13:17:32 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Victoria Virador, Niloufar Alsadat Hassan Tehrani, Spencer Adkins, Alex Devlin, Gabriel Virador | doi:10.25334/NSNC-K632

    The goal of our research is to create a functional in vitro 3D model of skin for the purpose of experimentation.

  5. HITS: A network to create inquiry-based case studies that make high-throughput approaches and discovery accessible

    HITS: A network to create inquiry-based case studies that make high-throughput approaches and discovery accessible

    2020-07-18 23:33:26 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Carlos Christopher Goller, Sabrina Robertson | doi:10.25334/2VAV-NA49

    HITS brings together interdisciplinary groups of HT researchers and instructors to produce authentic HT case studies that can be implemented in a variety of courses, allowing students to analyze real data and learn valuable quantitative skills.

  6. Introduction to nucleotide sequence analysis and protein modeling in MEGA and PyMol using coronavirus SARS-CoV-2

    Introduction to nucleotide sequence analysis and protein modeling in MEGA and PyMol using coronavirus SARS-CoV-2

    2020-07-18 20:22:36 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Maria Shumskaya, Nicholas Lorusso | doi:10.25334/37N4-SW29

    Introduction into computational approaches in phylogeny and protein modeling based on coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (caused COVID-19 pandemic). Two self-guided tutorials for standard lab classes of 2.5 hours. Level: undergraduate students majoring in biology.

  7. Climate-Induced Shifts in California Butterflies

    Climate-Induced Shifts in California Butterflies

    2020-07-17 21:17:40 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Jessica Coyle | doi:10.25334/5QDG-2930

    A module in which students generate and test hypotheses about butterfly species’ response to climate change in the Central Valley and Sierra Nevada Mountains of northern California using publicly available data.

  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. 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.

  11. 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?

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. (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.