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The PHAGES course engages undergraduates with little or no background in college-level biology in authentic research, providing them opportunities for significant contributions to the field of genomics as they learn to think like scientists.
Student Audience:
Introductory, Major, Non-major
Scientific Domain:
Bioinformatics/Computational biology, Evolution, Genetics/Genomics, Microbiology, Molecular and cellular biology
Nature of the Research:
Wet lab/bench research, Informatics/computational research, Basic research
Molecular Parasitology is a course-based undergraduate research experience (CURE) that intensively engages undergraduates by "taking the training wheels off" in an environment that encourages independent problem-solving and identification as scientists.
Student Audience:
Advanced, Major
Scientific Domain:
Biochemistry, Bioinformatics/Computational biology, Genetics/Genomics, Molecular and cellular biology
Nature of the Research:
Wet lab/bench research, Informatics/computational research, Basic research, Database research
This CURE aims at introducing students to the the world of genome engineering using the CRISPR-Cas9 system. Students will learn basic to advanced concepts in molecular genetics in the context of genome engineering.
Student Audience:
Introductory, Advanced
Scientific Domain:
Bioinformatics/Computational biology, Developmental biology, Genetics/Genomics, Molecular and cellular biology
Nature of the Research:
Wet lab/bench research, Informatics/computational research, Basic research, Database research
All students in our Biology BS program are required to complete a research experience. This requirement can be met by supervised student-faculty research, by an appropriate internship, or through an upper-division course titled “Investigative Biology.” The course gives students a one-quarter (10-week) research experience, usually in the lab or the field, by integrating teaching with individual
Student Audience:
Advanced, Major
Scientific Domain:
Biochemistry, Bioinformatics/Computational biology, Ecology, Environmental science, Evolution, Microbiology, Molecular and cellular biology, Plant science
Nature of the Research:
Wet lab/bench research, Field research, Informatics/computational research, Basic research, Database research
This project-based class introduces students to the practice of science, and is designed to help students sharpen the intellectual, creative, and practical skills relevant to scientific research. In practice, this means students learn to review primary literature; develop questions and hypotheses; design experiments; analyze and interpret data; and disseminate outcomes.
Student Audience:
Introductory, Major, Non-major
Scientific Domain:
Ecology, Environmental science, Evolution, Geoscience
Nature of the Research:
Database research
The UW Restoration Ecology Capstone is a 3-quarter sequence (8 months) of courses in which students of different academic backgrounds work with a community partner to design and complete an actual restoration project. Students learn about site evaluation, planning, design, project management, installation, maintenance and monitoring of a restoration project.
Student Audience:
Advanced, Major, Non-major
Scientific Domain:
Ecology, Environmental science, Geoscience, Plant science
Nature of the Research:
Field research
Using online databases, students can pose questions and hypotheses, select appropriate data, analyze evidence, and interpret their results. The Cornell Lab of Ornithology hosts two large online databases useful for student investigations on topics related to ecology, conservation biology, animal behavior, and evolution.
Student Audience:
Introductory, Advanced, Major, Non-major
Scientific Domain:
Ecology, Evolution
Nature of the Research:
Applied research, Database research
As part of a "Tropical Coral Reef Ecology" course, students study the changes in reef structure using modern survey techniques
Student Audience:
Introductory
Scientific Domain:
Ecology
Nature of the Research:
Field research, Basic research
Multidisciplinary undergraduate research program that can be implemented in full or in part
Student Audience:
Introductory, Advanced, Major
Scientific Domain:
Biochemistry, Chemistry (Organic), Ecology, Microbiology
Nature of the Research:
Wet lab/bench research, Field research, Informatics/computational research, Basic research
Students sample the urban environment and characterize bacterial diversity in the sample using a molecular approach.
Student Audience:
Introductory, Advanced, Major, Non-major
Scientific Domain:
Ecology, Genetics/Genomics, Microbiology
Nature of the Research:
Wet lab/bench research, Field research, Informatics/computational research, Basic research

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