Splicing it Together: Using Primary Data to Explore RNA Splicing and Gene Expression in Large-Lecture Introductory Biology
28 Apr 2022 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Jessie B. Arneson1, Jacob Woodbury1, Jacey Anderson1, Larry B. Collins2, Andy Cavagnetto1, William B. Davis1, Erika G. Offerdahl*1
1. Washington State University 2. Washington State University, Delta State University
At the heart of scientific ways of knowing is the systematic collection and analysis of data, which is then used to propose an explanation of how the world works. In this two-day module, students...
A CRISPR/Cas Guide RNA Design In Silico Activity
29 Aug 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Leigh Ann Samsa*1, Linnea Andersen1, Adam Groth1, Carlos Goller1
North Carolina State University
CRISPR biotechnologies inspired by the Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeat RNA-guided nuclease adaptive bacterial immune system have revolutionized biology research and become...
Investigating Gene Expression and Cell Specialization in Axolotl Embryos
By Deborah Eastman*
The process of cell specialization is critical to the formation and function of tissues in animals and plants. Although gene expression, including the regulation of transcription, is taught in most...
Differential Gene Expression during Xenopus laevis Development
By Emily T. Shifley*
Northern Kentucky University
In Developmental Biology classes, students are challenged with understanding how differential gene expression guides embryonic development. It can be difficult for students to realize that genes...
A Short Laboratory Module to Help Infuse Metacognition during an Introductory Course-based Research Experience
28 Aug 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Suzanne R. Lee*1, Caroline (Lina) L. Dahlberg1, Benjamin L. Wiggins2
1. Western Washington University 2. University of Washington
A core competency identified in Vision and Change for undergraduate biology students is the Ability to Apply the Process of Science. Here, we describe a three-week laboratory module for students in...
Tackling "Big Data" with Biology Undergrads: A Simple RNA-seq Data Analysis Tutorial Using Galaxy
By Matthew Anthony Escobar*1, William Morgan2, Irina Makarevitch3, Sabrina Robertson4
1. California State University San Marcos 2. The College of Wooster 3. Hamline University 4. North Carolina State University
Analyzing high-throughput DNA sequence data is a fundamental skill in modern biology. However, real and perceived barriers such as massive file sizes, substantial computational requirements, and...
Cell Signaling Pathways - a Case Study Approach
26 Aug 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Lesley Emtage1, Louis Bradbury1, Natalia Coleman2, Danelle Devenport3, Amanda Nietzel4, John Grew2
1. York College, CUNY 2. New Jersey City University 3. Princeton University 4. Macmillan Learning
Signaling and gene expression are fundamental to cell biology and developmental biology. Although these topics are highly interrelated, they typically appear in separate units in a course. We use a...
Using Undergraduate Molecular Biology Labs to Discover Targets of miRNAs in Humans
22 Aug 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Adam Idica1, Jordan Thompson1, Irene Munk Pedersen1, Pavan Kadandale1
University of California, Irvine
Incorporating authentic research experiences into undergraduate labs, while shown to be particularly effective at engaging and retaining students in STEM majors, can be difficult to accomplish...
Teaching RNAseq at Undergraduate Institutions: A tutorial and R package from the Genome Consortium for Active Teaching
By Mark Phillip Peterson1, Jacob T Malloy2, Vincent P Buonaccorsi2, James H Marden3
1. Viterbo University 2. Juniata College 3. Pennsylvania State University
Next-generation sequencing is radically changing the study of biology, but there are currently few resources aimed at teaching the required laboratory and data-analysis skills to undergraduate...
RNAseq data analysis using Galaxy
02 Jul 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Matthew Escobar1, Sam S Donovan2, Irina Makarevitch3, Bill Morgan4, Sabrina Robertson5
1. California State University San Marcos 2. University of Pittsburgh 3. Hamline University 4. The College of Wooster 5. North Carolina State University
This is a bioinformatics exercise intended for use in a computer lab setting with life science majors.
Population Demography in Swirl
12 Feb 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Emily Weigel
Georgia Institute of Technology
The students will learn to generate, test, and graphically represent basic hypotheses on data distributions using large datasets.
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26 Sep 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
Erin R. Morris