Graduate student Julia Van Etten, along with professors Ramaydalis Keddis, Jessica Lisa, and Ines Rauschenbach describe a novel laboratory exercise that encourages students to develop microscope skills through the collection and processing of local field samples. It also allows students to explore more about the diverse world of protists.
This laboratory module can be included in in-person, remote, and a completely online learning environment.
Read the article
Van Etten, J., Keddis, R., Lisa, J., & Rauschenbach, I. The Diverse World of Protists—an Ideal Community with which to Introduce Microscopy in the Microbiology Teaching Laboratory. Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education, 0(0), e00142-00121. https://doi.org/10.1128/jmbe.00142-21
About the Authors
Julia Van Etten is a graduate student in the Graduate Program in Ecology and Evolution. Julie was a TA for the microbiology laboratory and is looking to finish her PhD program in 2023. Drs. Keddis and Rauschenbach are faculty members of the Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology. Dr. Lisa joined the faculty at Georgian Course this past summer.