Classes

    Graduate TA Training in the Biomedical Sciences

    Semester: 

    Fall

    Offered: 

    2018

    Instructs graduate student teaching assistants in the pedagogy and course management skills required to be an effective TA. The three two-hour class sessions focus on the basics of evidence based teaching practice and practical strategies for working with students and faculty. Open to all Longwood area graduate TAs assigned to a course in Fall 2018.

    NOTE: This nanocourse is required for students registering for MedSci 312qc. Those wishing to enroll in that course must discuss this with the course director or a curriculum fellow. Students...

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    From Pipette to Pen: Science Writing for General Audiences

    Semester: 

    Fall

    Offered: 

    2018

    In the era of fake news and alternative facts, communicating science clearly and effectively to the general public is more important than ever. From tweets to Facebook posts to news articles, there are countless media through which we can bring science to people from all walks of life. This nanocourse offers the opportunity to learn the basics of science writing for general, non-academic audiences through small group discussions and interactive workshops. Additionally, this course will include a panel of expert science writers from PBS NOVA, STAT, Addgene, and more to answer questions...

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    CRISPR Gene Editing for Studying Disease Pathology and Treating Human Disease

    Semester: 

    Fall

    Offered: 

    2018

    Clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeat (CRISPR) RNAs and their CRISPR-associated (Cas) proteins are an important part of adaptive immune systems in many prokaryotes. CRISPR-Cas systems function as RNA-directed endonucleases that can target nucleic acids in a sequence-specific manner and are now widely used as genome editing tools. In this course, we will provide lectures covering: an introduction to genome editing and cutting-edge improvements to CRISPR-Cas systems; a review of bioinformatics tools for guide RNA design and analysis of CRISPR-Cas data; and an overview of...

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