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Investigating Determinants of Richness in Ephemeral and Permanent Wetlands Using Linear Models in Shiny
21 Jan 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Kristofor Voss
This resource seeks to provide a quantitative platform by which students can be taught about interactive effects using the TIEE module created by Little (2018). Key to the adaptation is the use of...
Regulation of Gene Expression and Adipogenesis by PPAR-γ
07 Jan 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Gary Laverty1, Thomas John Peters2, Juan Sebastián Ramírez-Lugo3, Denise Levin Signorelli4, Saumya Ramanathan
1. University of Delaware 2. University of Pittsburgh 3. University of Puerto Rico-Río Piedras 4. College of Southern Nevada
Students learn about transcriptional regulation of PPAR-γ, an important controller of adipose tissue stores and energy metabolism through a drawing/coloring activity of the different components...
Understanding Trophic Interactions in Rice Agriculture: A Jigsaw Approach
05 Jan 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Kiersten Nicole Newtoff1, Fernando Nieto2, Emily Nodine3, Brian Robert Shmaefsky4, Kristine Grayson5
1. Montgomery College 2. SUNY Old Westbury 3. Rollins College 4. Lone Star College - Kingwood 5. University of Richmond
Students explore four different issues related to trophic interactions that affect modern rice agriculture practices and consider relationships between these issues.
Homologous chromosomes? Exploring human sex chromosomes, sex determination and sex reversal using bioinformatics approaches
04 Jan 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Kelsey Metzger
University of Minnesota, Rochester
In this four- part guided activity, students will learn about the structure and function of human autosomal and sex chromosomes, view and interpret gene maps, and gain familiarity with basic...
Finding Selection in All the Right Places
03 Jan 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Juliet F. K. Noor, Mohamed A. F. Noor
Lab introducing students to evolutionary genetics using bioinformatics and biocuration, published as GSA Learning Resource
Bioinformatics: An Interactive Introduction to NCBI
By Seth Bordenstein
Marine Biological Laboratory
Modules showing how the NCBI database classifies and organizes information on DNA sequences, evolutionary relationships, and scientific publications. And a module working to identify a nucleotide...
Lesson VI - The Community Science Project
31 Oct 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Anne Rosenwald1, Gaurav Arora2, Vinayak Mathur3
1. Georgetown University 2. Gallaudet University 3. Cabrini University
Genome Solver's Community Science Project was developed as a way to use the skills taught in the previous lessons. We're asking members of the community to provide instances of potential phage...
Mutation and Selection: An Exploration of Antibiotic Resistance in Serratia Marcescens
25 Oct 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Laurel Hester1, Mark Sarvary2, Corey Ptak
1. Keuka College 2. Cornell University
This laboratory module gives students hands-on experience with mutation and selection in bacteria.
An Introduction to Statistical Learning: with Applications in R
23 Oct 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Gareth James1, Daniela Witten2, Trevor Hastie3, Robert Tibshirani3
1. University of Southern California 2. University of Washington 3. Stanford University
This book provides an introduction to statistical learning methods and is aimed for upper level undergraduate students, masters students and Ph.D. students in the non-mathematical sciences.
Joel E. Greengiant Learns About Peas: From Nucleotides to Selection
By Merle Heidemann1, Peter J.T. White1, Jim Smith1
Michigan State University
This case study follows purveyors of peas, Joel E. and Jolene Greengiant, as they learn about the origin, biochemistry, genetics and eventual artificial selection of sweet (wrinkled) peas, all in...
T2R38 taste receptor polymorphisms underlie susceptibility to upper respiratory infection
By Robert J Lee1, Guoxiang Xiong1, Jennifer M. Kofonow1
University of Pennsylvania
Article presenting evidence that the bitter taste receptor T2R38 regulates the mucosal innate defense of the human upper airway.
The Evolution of Color Vision in Monkeys: From Nucleotides to Ecology
This case study examines the evolution color vision in Old World and New World monkeys from multiple biological perspectives.
R Reference Card
By Tom Short
Summary of reference info for using R
Taking a Second Look: Investigating Biology with Visual Datasets
20 Oct 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Ethel Stanley
An article exploring the use of visual datasets as an educational aid for biology students.
Introductory Science and Mathematics Education for 21st-Century Biologists
By William Bialek1, David Botstein2
1. Department of Physics, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA., Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA. 2. Department of Molecular Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA., Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA.
A unified introductory science curriculum that fully incorporates mathematics and quantitative thinking aimed to incorporate biology into the traditional quantitative cultures that have come to...
Coral Reefs in Hot Water
04 Oct 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Kaitlin Bonner
St. John Fisher College
Students analyze sea surface temperature (SST) data from NOAA to predict coral bleaching at four locations in the Bahamas. They then compare their predictions to authentic research collected about...
03 Oct 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Arietta Fleming-Davies1, Jeremy M Wojdak2
1. University of San Diego 2. Radford University
This can be given at the beginning and end of the BIOMAAP program, in order to measure student changes in math anxiety.
This activity provides students with a set of strategies they can use to check their own answers in their biology and other courses. Students practice the answer checking strategies on a series of...
BSL-4: Authorized Personnel Only
24 Sep 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Nicole Anthony
Biological Sciences, Toronto District School Board
National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science resource on the 2014 Ebola epidemic. This resource is also included in the NIBLSE Learning Resource Collection
Introduction to UNIX command line
31 Jul 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Serghei Mangul
University of California - Los Angeles
These are materials for a Unix workshop with hands-on examples that requires no prior knowledge of Unix or programming.