Classes

    Public Health 101 Series: Introduction to Public Health

    Semester: 

    Summer

    Offered: 

    2021

    Course Description

    Public Health is an inherently multidisciplinary field, drawing on skills and knowledge across the biological, quantitative, and social sciences. The aim of this nancourse is to introduce students, researchers, and healthcare providers to public health as a field of research and as an approach to framing and addressing health challenges. Through lectures and small group experiential learning, students in this nanocourse will gain a...

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    Graduate TF Training in the Biomedical Sciences

    Semester: 

    Fall

    Offered: 

    2021

    This course is an introduction to the skills and frameworks necessary for success as a graduate student teaching fellow (TF) or teaching assistant (TA). After completing this 6 hour introduction, students will be able to:

    - describe core pedagogy concepts including backwards design, formative assessment, active learning, alignment, and inclusive teaching
    - identify ways these core concepts may influence their work as graduate student TFs/TAs
    - demonstrate the ability to apply these concepts to their expected teaching and course-related responsibilities
    - identify...

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    Intro to Anaerobe Physiology

    Semester: 

    Winter

    Offered: 

    2022

    Hosted by the Harvard Microbial Sciences Initiative and co-hosted by the Harvard Infectious Diseases Consortium and Massachusetts Host-Microbiome Center

    Course Overview:

    Life on planet earth has been dominated by anaerobes, from the earliest forms of life to the complex microbial communities that comprise your internal gut microbiota. This nanocourse will introduce unique aspects of anaerobe physiology, including adaptions to thrive in anaerobic environments.

    Course schedule:

    Session 1 (Wed Jan 19, 2...

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    Electronics and Signal Processing for Experimental Rigs

    Semester: 

    Spring

    Offered: 

    2022

    Course Instructors: Ofer Mazor, Pavel Gorelik

    Course description:

    Biomedical researchers often build and use experimental rigs consisting of several interconnected electronic instruments. These rigs are typically used to make high-quality recordings of weak biological signals. The goal of this course is to demystify the rig: What does each instrument do? How should they be connected? How does one troubleshoot noise, or adjust settings in a principled way?

    The course will focus on fundamental concepts in electronics and signal...

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    Arduino for Biologists: Building scientific instruments using Arduino

    Semester: 

    Spring

    Offered: 

    2022

    Instructors: Ofer Mazor, Pavel Gorelik, Brett Graham

    Course description:

    The Arduino is a powerful and inexpensive digital microcontrollers that can be used to develop custom lab instruments. Many tasks that used to require a PC or expensive hardware can be put together with an Arduino and tens of dollars worth of parts. Developing microcontroller-based tools allows researchers to automate and scale up aspects of their research that were previously unfeasible.

    This nanocourse will cover the basics of programming an Arduino microcontroller and...

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    Finding a Reliable Hit: Optimized tools for reproducible drug screening

    Semester: 

    Fall

    Offered: 

    2022

    SESSION DATES:

    • Session 1Oct 31, 1-3pm | Assay Automation and Quantification - From Benchtop to High Throughput Screening
    • Session 2Nov 8, 1-3pm | Optimized Experimental and Analytical Tools for Reproducible Drug-Response Studies
    • Session 3 | Nov 14, 1-3pmOptimized Tools for Drug Combination Studies

    LOCATION: TMEC 106 Learning Studio

    REGISTRATION LINK: https://hms.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_24cI7GYJX2aDD4W

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