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  1. CRISPR/Cas9 in yeast: a multi-week laboratory exercise for undergraduate students

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

    By Randi J Ulbricht*

    Missouri State University

    Providing undergraduate life-science students with a course-based research experience that utilizes cutting-edge technology, is tractable for students, and is manageable as an instructor is a...


  2. CURE-all: Large Scale Implementation of Authentic DNA Barcoding Research into First-Year Biology Curriculum

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

    By Oliver Hyman*1, Elizabeth Doyle1, Joseph Harsh1, Joanna Mott2, Andrea Pesce1, Bejan Rasoul1, Kyle Seifert1, Ray Enke1

    1. James Madison University 2. California State University

    Growing calls in science education reform have emphasized wide-scale engagement of first-year undergraduate students in authentic research experiences; however, large course enrollments, inadequate...


  3. A Close-Up Look at PCR

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

    By Callie J. Donahue*1, Ashley A. Adair*1, Leslie Kate Wright1, Dina L. Newman**1

    Rochester Institute of Technology

    The Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) is a fundamental laboratory technique that allows for the amplification of many copies of a desired DNA target sequence. Despite its prevalence, undergraduate...


  4. Antibiotic Resistance Genes Detection in Environmental Samples

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

    By Jessica H Bell1, Lori Thrun1, Michelle LeBeau1, Irina Makarevitch2, Jodi Goldberg2, Presley Martin2

    1. Century College 2. Hamline University

    Our aim is to provide an authentic research experience for undergraduate students in a variety of biology courses through collaboration between a four-year university and a community college. This...


  5. A Kinesthetic Modeling Activity to Teach PCR Fundamentals

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

    By Shelley E. Haydel1, Valerie Stout1

    Arizona State University

    Most molecular biology and biological sciences students understand that the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) is used to amplify DNA. However, we have found that some students experience conceptual...


  6. BSL-4: Authorized Personnel Only

    17 Aug 2020 | 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


  7. Rachel Lee Nelson

    My name is Rachel Nelson but I go by my middle name, Lee. I began my college career at our local city college with the goal of become a nurse. When I took the prerequisite, microbiology I was...