Here at CBER Lab we like to create curriculum to share! This student project was developed in Dr. Ott's cell biology course and refined by our student researchers. Why not implement some virus and immunity cell biology curriculum into your courses with Pete and the Missing Scissors: a primary literature-focused case study that highlights the impact of SARS-CoV-2 on splicing!
At the CBER Lab, Drs. Ott and Hastie mentor students in projects of their own design. One rockstar student, Meghan Currin, saw a need to help her peers and created a self-directed module for pre-health majors to give them a head start on their journey to healthcare careers! Creation and evaluation of a self-directed, first-year intervention for pre-health undergraduates.
Drs. Ott and Hastie were featured in the UNC Endeavors magazine to highlight their work with biology undergraduate students and biology education research! They are creating A Boost for Biology Education!
At SABER 2023, the SimBio Foundation awarded us a grant for "Student-Led DBER and Teaching Practice in Introductory Biology Courses." Watch for a seminar on building a Biology maker space!
In the CBER Lab, we love to focus on science communication! Here you can see our instructors, our students, and more as they communicate science to other scientists, the public, and more! TikTok Biology
We developed a novel tactile teaching tool with guided-inquiry (TTT-GI) activity where students explored how the gut microbiome ferments carbohydrates to produce short chain fatty acids (SCFAs).