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Feb 27, 2018

Meeting the Demand for BioSci Undergraduate Research

By Jerry LeBlanc The department of Biological Sciences is true to the mission of a major research institution with more than 30 active research laboratories that delve into cutting-edge issues ranging from the workings of the brain to the harm caused by chemicals in our environment. This abundance and diversity provides opportunity for undergraduate students… 

Feb 27, 2018

Teaching Faculty Spotlight: Alice Lee Gives Micro her Max

By Kathleen Wilson The following is (loosely) based on true events: Scene: 10 a.m. at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta. A group of undergraduate biological sciences students, guarded by their wise and courageous mentor, Teaching Assistant Professor Alice Lee, are led by a stone-lipped white-coat down a cold, sterile corridor. Behind… 

Feb 27, 2018

BioSci Beginnings

By Kathleen Wilson As indicated by her feature in this issue of The Scope, Teaching Assistant Professor of Microbiology Alice Lee has some good ideas. So good, she made a request for this issue — that we get to know our department members a little better by getting to know their pasts! As such, please… 

Feb 21, 2018

License to Drive: The Question of Gene Drive Ethics

By Kathleen Wilson Gene Drive: The process by which a genetic trait is “driven” through a population in order to modify it. This technique lies in the growing field of genome editing technology. While this sounds like one of the futuristic advances we used to fantasize about in the 1980’s that haven’t quite made it…