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...
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...
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...
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
CRISPR/Cas9 in yeast: a multi-week laboratory exercise for undergraduate students
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...
CURE-all: Large Scale Implementation of Authentic DNA Barcoding Research into First-Year Biology Curriculum
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...