|ZFIN ID: ZDB-PUB-090309-3|
Exploring Differential Gene Expression in Zebrafish to Teach Basic Molecular Biology Skills
Schmoldt, A., Forecki, J., Hammond, D.R., and Udvadia, A.J.
|Source:||Zebrafish 6(2): 187-199 (Other)|
|Registered Authors:||Schmoldt, Angela, Udvadia, Ava J.|
|PubMed:||19250030 Full text @ Zebrafish|
Schmoldt, A., Forecki, J., Hammond, D.R., and Udvadia, A.J. (2009) Exploring Differential Gene Expression in Zebrafish to Teach Basic Molecular Biology Skills. Zebrafish. 6(2):187-199.
ABSTRACTIn an effort to engage students in original research while teaching them basic molecular biology skills, we have designed a course for upper level undergraduate students and beginning graduate students that employs in situ hybridization in whole-mount zebrafish embryos to explore the concept of differential gene regulation. The course was taught in a workshop format during a break between the normal fall and spring semesters, which allowed students to immerse themselves in the concepts and techniques full time over a 13-day period. Overall, the course was successful in exposing students to a variety of techniques in the context of an ongoing research project in our laboratory, which provided beneficial outcomes for students and instructors alike. Here we provide a detailed account of the course organization and preparation, as well as an analysis of learning outcomes achieved by the students.
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