BES alumni publishes in Genes, Genomes, Genetics journal


Dr. Consuelo Alvarez and 6 BES alumni are the coauthors of the article: “The Drosophila Muller F elements maintain a distinct set of genomic properties over 40 million years of evolution” to be published in mid spring in the .  For immediate access, the online version could be accessed in PubMed.  This work is a national collaboration with the Genomics Education Partnership which headquarters is at Washington University, Saint Louis.

These students are representatives of the 33 students who have taken the Molecular Genetics (Biol 425) course.  This course combines a nationwide research program with strong pedagogical goals.  A pedagogical paper was published last year with Drs. Alvarez and Beach as co-authors in Cell Biology Education-Liberal Sciences Education (CBE-LSE) journal.  This article title is: “A Course-Based Research Experience: How Benefits Change with Increased Investment in Instructional Time”

One of the goals of a junior level course is to provide our Longwood students a research opportunity within the classroom while they actively apply their knowledge and learn critical thinking, decision making and take ownership of their scientific work.

Biol 425 course is taught on a revolving schedule by Drs. Alvarez and Beach and it is an example of teaching in the R.E.A.L. Inquiry model at Longwood dating back to the first class of 2007.


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