Classes

Graduate TF Training in the Biomedical Sciences

Semester: 

Winter

Offered: 

2022

SESSIONS 1 and 2 HAVE BEEN MOVED ONLINE. ZOOM INFORMATION WILL BE PROVIDED TO REGISTERED STUDENTS.

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...

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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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POSTPONED Childhood Cancers: The path to precision medicine

Semester: 

Winter

Offered: 

2022

Course Description & Assignments
Pediatric cancers are the leading cause of disease related death in childhood. Children that do survive are frequently left with devastating and life-long morbidity from the treatments required to cure them. The last two decades have shed tremendous insights into the drivers of these cancers, providing optimism that precision medicine approaches may lead to more effective treatments. 

In this course, we will review the genetic drivers of childhood cancers and the mechanisms through which they drive tumor formation,...

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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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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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Introduction to Anaerobe Physiology

Semester: 

Winter

Offered: 

2021

 

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...

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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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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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Tools & Strategies For Getting Your Manuscript Published

Semester: 

Summer

Offered: 

2021

 

In order to get a manuscript published, it’s key to learn the framework of the process, build skills in writing, and find a community of peer editors who can help you catch errors and develop effective ways to articulate the importance of your research. In this Nanocourse, Dr. Marie Bao (BCMP, Harvard Medical School; former Editor-In-Chief of Developmental Cell)...

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