BIO2289 Spring 2012

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Biology 2289 Spring 2012

Course Information

Instructor: Dr. Elizabeth Jockusch
Contact information: office BioPharm 305B, phone 486-4452, e-mail elizabeth.jockusch [at] uconn.edu
Meeting time: Wednesdays, 4-4:50 pm
Meeting place: BPB 131

Objectives

The main goals of this course are to give you an overview of research opportunities available to undergraduates and to help prepare you to obtain a position. This will be achieved through the following means:

  • Weekly presentations by faculty about on-going research in the three biology departments (EEB, MCB, PNB) on campus
  • Identification of off-campus summer research opportunities
  • Guidance in writing a C.V./resume
  • Attendance at research presentations by advanced undergraduates


Presentation Schedule

Date Presenter Topic Web page
Jan. 18 Dr. Elizabeth Jockusch Introduction to the course Jockusch lab
Jan. 25 Dr. Kurt Schwenk, EEB TBA Schwenk lab
Feb. 1 Dr. Ted Taigen, EEB Responsible Conduct of Research (or when science goes bad) Examples
Feb. 8 Dr. Spencer Nyholm, MCB animal-bacteria symbiosis Nyholm lab
Feb. 15 Dr. Gwen Pearson, OUR UConn Undergraduate Research Support OUR home page
Feb. 22 Dr. Tasso Tzingounis, PNB TBA Tzingounis lab
Feb. 29 TBA
Mar. 7 Dr. Andy Moiseff, PNB TBA Moiseff lab
Mar. 21 TBA
Mar. 28 TBA
Apr. 4 Dr. Robin Chazdon, EEB TBA Chazdon lab
Apr. 11 Dr. Joanne Conover, PNB TBA Conover lab
Apr. 18 Dr. Chris Simon, EEB Cicada evolution Simon lab
Apr. 25 TBA
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