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Enroll in May Term Course GCD 5111: Quantitative Fluorescence Microscopy

Earn 3 credits in a 3 week intensive online lab course. Learn all you ever wanted to know about microscopy and data analysis but were too afraid to ask. Registration for summer courses opens February 25.

Fluorescence microscopy is an indispensable technique in the Biological Sciences that is used for studying proteins and cells in their physiological state. While fluorescence microscopy is commonly employed for observing molecules or disease progression, its real strength lies in the ability to reveal quantitative information.

Fall course announcement: CESP 3993-002: Exploring Self, Community, and Engagement during Turbulent Times

Are you asking yourself —

  • How can I help my communities respond to the impacts of COVID-19? 
  • How do we build and maintain community in a time of distancing? 
  • What motivates me personally to be engaged in the community? 
  • How can I keep from getting overwhelmed by the scope and scale of systemic inequities and injustices, and take actions that will make a difference? 

 In this course you will —

​​​​​​​BIOL 2001 Career Planning for Biologists

Want to make progress on your career planning but are overwhelmed with where to start? Consider registering for Biology 2001!  This one-credit pass/fail course provides students structure to engage in career decision-making and planning while breaking down the process into manageable steps.

Consider this course if you want to explore career options in the biological sciences, prepare for job or internship applications or want to organize your graduate school or job application process. Learn more

New summer course - Deconstructing Research: Writing about Biological Research for Non-scientists 

Course: BIOL 4321W

Instructor: Dr. Maxwell Kramer

Deconstructing Research is designed for students to improve their skills in selecting primary research papers, understanding the experimental approaches taken by the authors of those papers, and evaluating the results and conclusions. Students will then share their knowledge by writing effective deconstructions that explain the research approaches and results for different audiences. This course will focus on COVID-19. 

Summer 2020 Course: Toward Conquest of Disease

Offered in summer, BIOL 3700, section 001

Professor Clarence Lehman

This course takes a broad view of disease — ecological, social, and medical. As a part, we will track and project the COVID-19 pandemic in real-time. The focus is inspired by William Foege’s observation that we conquered smallpox because we adapted faster than the pathogen. Pathogens must adapt biologically, we adapt behaviorally and technologically. Thus we overcome.