BIL267 - Community Science: Autism (rotating topic: Fall 2016 Music and the Brain), a civic engagement class, team-taught with Jim Virga in School of Communications and Julia Dallman in Biology
This course brings together student citizens in both science and communication to collaborate on content intended to reach audiences on multiple platforms. Students will be exposed to both history and cutting edge research surrounding the selected topic. In addition to learning the neuroscience and genetics that underlie the topic, students will also connect with people in the local community – to lend these issues a face and context. Students will gather information from readings, experts at the University of Miami, and the larger South Florida Community. Students will work in teams to share expertise from their fields of study to generate content for community consumption. For a sample student documentary from 2015, see http://com.miami.edu/projects/speak-to-me
BIL360 - Comparative Physiology: This course will examine how animals work—in terms of the physiological processes that allow for animal life. Students will learn fundamental aspects of physiology such as homeostasis, metabolism, function of the nervous system, endocrine function, movement, and gas and water transport. Students will investigate the relationship between structure and function through comparisons across diverse animal taxa. Critical thinking and application of the scientific method will be emphasized.
NEU403 - Molecular Neuroscience Laboratory, team-taught with Gene Roberts and Helen Bramlett, (Fall and Spring every year 2008-present)
Students gain first-hand experience in current and classical neuroscience. Two wet lab modules encompass the majority of the course: the first uses behavior, pharmacology, and genetics to establish interactions between genotype and anesthesia sensitivity in zebrafish and the second uses neurophysiology approaches to assess sensory physiology in cockroach. One formal lab write-up for the zebrafish module will foster an ability to read and interpret relevant literature, to design and implement experiments, and to make figures and interpret results. In the third and final neuroanatomy module, students learn form and function of mammalian central nervous systems by interpreting sheep, and human brain tissue.
BIL371 - Readings in Biology (Fall 2008, Fall 2009)
BIL 495/6/7 - Projects in Biology (Fall and Spring every year 2008-present)
Students participate in lab research projects for credit.
BIL613 - Biology Graduate Core - Genomes to Organisms, Biology Graduate Core Course team-taught with Athula Wikramanayake and Akira Chiba (Fall 2014)
BIL610 - Dallman Group Meeting, (every Spring and Fall 2009-present)
NEU633 - Developmental Neuroscience, Graduate special topics course coordinated by Coleen Atkins, 1 lecture (every Spring 2012-present)
HGG 630 - Variation and Disease, Department of Human Genetics Graduate Core Course, one lecture, topic: zebrafish (every Fall 2010-present)