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Cure-All- Large Scale Implementation Of Authentic Dna Barcoding Research Into First-Year Biology Curriculum, Oliver Hyman, Elizabeth Doyle, Joseph Harsh, Joanna Mott, Andrea Pesce, Bejan Rasoul, Kyle Seifert, Ray A. Enke Dec 2018

Cure-All- Large Scale Implementation Of Authentic Dna Barcoding Research Into First-Year Biology Curriculum, Oliver Hyman, Elizabeth Doyle, Joseph Harsh, Joanna Mott, Andrea Pesce, Bejan Rasoul, Kyle Seifert, Ray A. Enke

Ray Enke Ph.D.

Growing calls in science education reform have emphasized wide-scale engagement of first-year undergraduate students in authentic research experiences; however, large course enrollments, inadequate student experience, limited resources and departmental inertia often create obstacles to reaching this goal. To help overcome these obstacles, the Department of Biology at James Madison University (JMU) has developed a cost-effective, scalable, and transferable semester-long (14- week) course-based undergraduate research experience (CURE) designed for large enrollment introductory biology labs. In this series of labs, first-year students use DNA barcoding to engage in authentic research practices drawn from the fields of ecology, molecular biology, and bioinformatics. These ...


Intro To Rna-Sequencing Lecture Slides, Ray A. Enke Dec 2018

Intro To Rna-Sequencing Lecture Slides, Ray A. Enke

Ray Enke Ph.D.

Introductory lecture slides on eukaryotic RNA-sequencing analysis


Rna-Seq Bioinformatics Analysis Using Cyverse Discovery Environment, Ray A. Enke Dec 2018

Rna-Seq Bioinformatics Analysis Using Cyverse Discovery Environment, Ray A. Enke

Ray Enke Ph.D.

This slide deck gives an overview of FastQC and Kallisto psudoalignment RNA-seq analysis using the CyVerse Discovery Environment cyberinfrastructure platform.


Saccharomyces Genome Database & Uniprot Bioinformatics Analysis, Ray A. Enke Dec 2018

Saccharomyces Genome Database & Uniprot Bioinformatics Analysis, Ray A. Enke

Ray Enke Ph.D.

This in class activity introduces basic bioinformatics analysis using the Saccharomyces Genome Database (SGD) and the UniProt Database. The yeast URA3 gene is studied in this activity, however, any other yeast gene can be substituted. This activity is designed for novice instructors and students for implementation into core biology lecture or lab courses.


Undergraduates Contain Multitudes: Course-Based Metagenomics Analysis Using Dna Subway Purple Line, Ray A. Enke Dec 2018

Undergraduates Contain Multitudes: Course-Based Metagenomics Analysis Using Dna Subway Purple Line, Ray A. Enke

Ray Enke Ph.D.

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