Student project to develop lab course resources

Students loading SDS-PAGE in MCB140L

Learning by doing is one of the most important and yet challenging goals to translate into the undergraduate experience.  The act of “doing” allows students the chance to apply what they’ve learned in coursework to real world scenarios, to solve problems using critical thinking skills, and to reflect on how we understand the complex biology relevant to all of us. The goal of our upper division lab courses in MCB is to provide students access to learning by doing, albeit in a compressed 10-week format. I am seeking students interested in helping design new modules for the advanced cell biology lab course (MCB140L). Students will gain experience designing advanced curriculum and translating complex biological concepts and experimental approaches into practical modules. You can learn more about student projects here. Contact me ( if you’re interested in participating (independent study units available).