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This is an investigative-based research lab that will generate real scientific data. Students will discover, isolate, and purify new bacteriophages from the environment. Students will obtain microscopic images of their phage as well as isolate the DNA and begin to characterize it on a molecular level. Along the way, students will learn what it is like to be a part of a scientific research group,
Student Audience:
Introductory
Scientific Domain:
Microbiology, Molecular and cellular biology
Nature of the Research:
Wet lab/bench research, Basic research
Students in an Organic II lab (13 weeks, 3 hours per week) worked in pairs to isolate the natural products neurolenin B and D, potential treatments for lymphatic filariasis. They proposed reactions to modify these molecules using literature precedent then ran the reactions and analyzed the products. Results were presented in journal article and poster formats.
Student Audience:
Introductory
Scientific Domain:
Chemistry (Organic)
Nature of the Research:
Wet lab/bench research
Student Audience:
Advanced, Major
Scientific Domain:
Microbiology, Molecular and cellular biology
Nature of the Research:
Wet lab/bench research
Alumni from the two semester SEA-PHAGES course participate in semi-independent research
Student Audience:
Advanced, Major
Scientific Domain:
Genetics/Genomics, Molecular and cellular biology
Nature of the Research:
Wet lab/bench research, Informatics/computational research, Basic research
Undergraduate students study internal circadian rhythms that are essential for good health by designing, running, and analyzing circadian experiments with zebrafish embryos.
Student Audience:
Introductory, Advanced, Major, Non-major
Scientific Domain:
Bioinformatics/Computational biology, Developmental biology, Molecular and cellular biology, Neuroscience, Physiology
Nature of the Research:
Wet lab/bench research, Translational research
This project is a several week research project for groups of up to four students in a 200-level biology course.
Student Audience:
Introductory
Scientific Domain:
Physiology, Plant science
Nature of the Research:
Basic research
Students in this 400-level biology course conducted a 5-week research project exploring the actions of hormones in vertebrates.
Student Audience:
Advanced, Major
Scientific Domain:
Physiology
Nature of the Research:
Wet lab/bench research
Student Audience:
Introductory, Major, Non-major
Scientific Domain:
Human health and nutrition, Neuroscience
Nature of the Research:
Field research, Basic research, Applied research
First year students complete three modules of related experiments corresponding to the following topics: cell biology, genetics and evolution. After collecting and recording data in lab notebooks, students statistically analyze course data and make conclusions. Students also give group presentations and write individual lab reports.
Student Audience:
Introductory, Major
Scientific Domain:
Evolution, Genetics/Genomics, Microbiology, Molecular and cellular biology
Nature of the Research:
Wet lab/bench research, Informatics/computational research, Basic research
First year students complete three modules of related experiments corresponding to the following topics: ecology, plant biology and animal biology. After collecting and recording data both in the field and lab, students statistically analyze course data and make conclusions. Students also give group presentations and write individual lab reports.
Student Audience:
Introductory, Major
Scientific Domain:
Ecology, Environmental science, Physiology, Plant science
Nature of the Research:
Wet lab/bench research, Field research, Basic research, Applied research

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