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  1. Teaching Cancer Biology Through a Lens of Social Justice

    04 Nov 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Yarid A. Mera1, Benjamin L. Wiggins*2

    1. Seattle University 2. University of Washington

    The biology classroom is not separate from the greater context of society; social issues can and should be presented in connection with the content. Here we present an example of antiracist...

  2. Single Cell Insights Into Cancer Transcriptomes: A Five-Part Single-Cell RNAseq Case Study Lesson

    24 Sep 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Leigh Ann Samsa*1, Melissa Eslinger2, Adam Kleinschmit3, Amanda Solem4, Carlos C. Goller*1

    1. North Carolina State University 2. United States Military Academy 3. University of Dubuque 4. Hastings College

    There is a growing need for integration of “Big Data” into undergraduate biology curricula. Transcriptomics is one venue to examine biology from an informatics perspective. RNA sequencing has...

  3. Terry Jo Shackleford

  4. GMC: Genes, Mutations and Cancer - Group Concept Map Development

    28 Aug 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Shoshana D. Katzman*1, John H. Horne2, Sonu S. Baral3, Keith P. Choe4, Elizabeth Eich5

    1. Georgia Gwinnett College 2. University of New Orleans 3. Louisiana State University 4. University of Florida 5. Rice University

    It has been shown that active learning strategies used in the classroom can increase student learning and retention of information. We generated an active learning exercise that can be used in the...

  5. Building a Model of Tumorigenesis: A small group activity for a cancer biology/cell biology course

    22 Aug 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Leslie Kate Wright

    Rochester Institute of Technology

    The multistep nature of tumorigenesis is a foundational concept in the context of Cancer Biology. Many students do not appreciate the complex nature of cancer development nor do they understand how...

  6. Why do Some People Inherit a Predisposition to Cancer? A small group activity on cancer genetics

    22 Aug 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Michelle K. Smith1, Scott Merrill1

    University of Maine

    Before undergraduate students take a genetics course they generally know cancer has a genetic basis and involves the proliferation of cells; however, many are uncertain about why only a subset of...

  7. Paul Macklin

    Director of Undergraduate StudiesIntelligent Systems Engineering Indiana University, BloomingtonFounder and lead of PhysiCell (agent-based modeling for 3-D multicellular systems biology)Developing...

  8. Paul Macklin - Cloud Hosted Software

    Collections | 01 Aug 2019 | Posted by Carrie Diaz Eaton

  9. Laurel Lorenz

    I teach CUREs and an Introductory Molecular Biology course at Princeton and have multiple research interests. My molecular biology research interests are in how the protein, Piwi, allows stem cells...

  10. Bioimage Informatics Activity

    26 Jul 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By David Julian

    Univ of Florida

    Students use basic bioimage informatics techniques to acquire quantitative data from images of cultured cells and test a hypothesis about the effect of a genetic mutation on cellular phenotypes

  11. Heather Reed

  12. Drug screening and cancer resistance: EGFR Activity

    25 Jul 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Holly Basta

    Rock Mountain College

    This activity explores a specific gene (egfr) and its role in cancer. EGFR was introduced with the Gene Card Activities, researched throughout the semester, and then authentic image data of...

  13. Geoscience Methods and Resources for K-5 Pre-Education Majors

    28 May 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By James Burton Deemy

    College of Coastal Georgia

    : Exploring Geoscience Methods was an excellent capstone experience for Elementary Education Majors. The class I used this module with was 24 students of various backgrounds and academic...

  14. Calculating Lifetime Cancer Risk Resulting from DNA Replication

    18 Jan 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Rebecca Orr1, Ruth Buskirk2, Kristin Harvey2

    1. Collin College 2. University of Texas at Austin

    An expanded case study adapted from an HHMI Data Point on Cell Division and Cancer Risk using Figure 1 from Tomasetti, C. and Vogelstein, B. (2015).

  15. Cancer Discovery Activities

    17 Jan 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By HHMI BioInteractive

    These two hands-on activities are based on a Howard Hughes Medical Institute 2013 Holiday Lectures on Science video (

  16. Cell Division and Cancer Risk Data Point

    17 Jan 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By HHMI BioInteractive

    Cancer is typically attributed to hereditary and environmental factors, but these only explain a fraction of overall cancer risk. This activity explores a third factor.