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Professor Paul Craig Seminar

March 23, 2017 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm

Dr. Paul Craig, from The Rochester Institute of Technology, will present a seminar entitled, “Using protein function prediction to promote hypothesis-driven thinking in undergraduate biochemistry education.”

Abstract: A team of twelve faculty members at eight institutions is developing a Course-based Undergraduate Research Experience where students are seeking to predict functions for proteins of unknown functions. In the past year we have learned a great deal about the logistical aspects of implementing a CURE curriculum on a variety of campuses with widely varying resources. We have also discovered that we are experiencing emotional and intellectual challenges as we seek to answer three questions:

  1. Can we convert our research lab experience of developing scientists into a teaching lab setting?
  2. Can we develop methods to monitor student progress as scientists in the teaching lab?
  3. How can we as faculty members learn to help students think as scientists?


March 23, 2017
12:45 pm - 2:00 pm


1093 Shelby Hall
250 Hackberry Lane
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487 United States