Browse Projects

Student Audience:
Major, Non-major
Scientific Domain:
Biochemistry, Ecology, Environmental science, Molecular and cellular biology
Nature of the Research:
Wet lab/bench research, Field research
The Malate Dehydrogenase CUREs Community (MCC) project involves protein-centric, CUREs focusing on a variety of research areas related to Malate Dehydrogenase including mechanisms of catalysis and regulation, adaptation and evolution, cofactor specificity, folding and stability and interactions in metabolons, suitable for introductory to advanced level courses in diverse institutions.
Student Audience:
Introductory, Advanced, Major, Non-major
Scientific Domain:
Biochemistry
Nature of the Research:
Wet lab/bench research, Informatics/computational research, Basic research
A "bite-sized" authentic research experience in microbiology for undergraduate and high school labs
Student Audience:
Introductory, Major, Non-major
Scientific Domain:
Environmental science, Microbiology
Nature of the Research:
Wet lab/bench research, Field research, Informatics/computational research, Basic research, Database research
Student Audience:
Introductory, Major
Scientific Domain:
Molecular and cellular biology
Nature of the Research:
Wet lab/bench research, Basic research
Student Audience:
Introductory, Major
Scientific Domain:
Biochemistry
Nature of the Research:
Wet lab/bench research, Basic research
Student Audience:
Introductory, Major
Scientific Domain:
Evolution
Nature of the Research:
Wet lab/bench research, Basic research
Undergraduate students test self-generated hypotheses concerning the potential antimicrobial properties of spices commonly used in ethnic cooking. A common technique, the Kirby-Bauer disc method, is used so that students can evaluate their hypotheses in a similar manner while allowing for experiments that will have unknown outcomes to both students and instructors.
Student Audience:
Introductory, Major, Non-major
Scientific Domain:
Evolution, Human health and nutrition, Microbiology
Nature of the Research:
Wet lab/bench research, Basic research
First‐year students measure the impact of human activity on local rivers and lakes by measuring the levels of sediment, phosphate and nitrate runoff. Taking the samples into the lab, students use advanced laboratory equipment and techniques to identify and quantify the microbial populations found within the watershed and correlate them with physical measurements.
Student Audience:
Introductory
Scientific Domain:
Chemistry (General), Ecology, Environmental science, Genetics/Genomics, Microbiology, Molecular and cellular biology
Nature of the Research:
Wet lab/bench research, Field research, Informatics/computational research, Applied research
This research experience is embedded in a semester long project in a general microbiology laboratory for undergraduates. It is designed to meet the American Society for Microbiology guidelines for introductory labs while addressing the open question of whether environmental isolates of Escherichia exhibit characteristics consistent with adaption to a non-host assocatied environment.
Student Audience:
Advanced, Major
Scientific Domain:
Bioinformatics/Computational biology, Environmental science, Evolution, Genetics/Genomics, Microbiology
Nature of the Research:
Wet lab/bench research, Informatics/computational research, Basic research
First year students determine whether natural gas production pose teratogenic effects
Student Audience:
Introductory
Scientific Domain:
Biochemistry, Chemistry (General), Chemistry (Organic), Developmental biology, Ecology, Environmental science, Genetics/Genomics, Geoscience, Human health and nutrition, Molecular and cellular biology, Neuroscience, Physiology
Nature of the Research:
Wet lab/bench research, Field research, Basic research, Applied research, Translational research

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