Education & Outreach
Blauth, Susan , Soulsby, David .
Development of an interdisciplinary research course in biology and chemistry to study the phytotoxin herbarumin I.
In order to develop an appreciation for the utility of incorporating both biology and chemistry techniques in a research program, we have developed an interdisciplinary research course for undergraduates. This course combines features from established senior research courses offered in the biology and chemistry departments at the University of Redlands, with each course section being conducted under the direction of two faculty: one from the biology department and one from the chemistry department. The fall semester focuses on learning a range of research techniques and developing a research proposal utilizing primary research articles. The spring semester focuses on conducting independent research and completing a thesis. During both semesters, students present journal articles in order to develop their critical reading skills. Two interdisciplinary research programs have been conducted under this model. Here, we will present work on one program that studies the toxicity of herbarumin I, a phytotoxin from Phoma herbarum Westend.
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1 - University of Redlands, Biology, 1200 East Colton Ave, Redlands, CA, 92373, USA
2 - University of Redlands, Chemistry
Presentation Type: Plant Biology Abstract
Location: Exhibit Hall (Northeast, Southwest & Southeast)/Hilton
Date: Sunday, July 8th, 2007
Time: 8:00 AM