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Using Case Studies with Large Classes

Case studies are powerful tools for teaching. In this blog post, hear from higher ed instructor Phil Gibson about how he uses case studies with his students to foster community within his classroom. 

Fruit Fly Courtship

Cindy Gay presents BioInteractive's short video clip demonstrating the fruit fly courtship dance and its role in selection. She describes how she uses the clip in her AP® Biology curriculum, and how it connects to topics ranging from animal behavior to sympatric speciation.

Patterns in Nature

In this talk, mathematical biologist Corina Tarnita discusses how spatial patterns in ecosystems provide insight into how these ecosystems function.

Communities as Ecological Networks

In this talk, biologists Robert Pringle and Corina Tarnita discuss how certain connections in ecosystems can be measured experimentally and investigated using mathematical models.

Extreme Life of the Sea

In this talk, marine biologist Stephen Palumbi compares threats to biodiversity in the ocean to threats on land.

Sizing up the Brain Gene by Gene

In this talk, biomedical scientist Christopher Walsh discusses how DNA sequencing technology has led to a better understanding of the genes involved in brain development.

Decoding the Autism Puzzle

In this talk, biomedical scientist Christopher Walsh discusses how DNA sequencing techniques have led to a better understanding of the genetic basis of autism.

From Cancer Genomics to Cancer Drugs

In this talk, biomedical scientist Charles Sawyers discusses how genetic data reveal common mutations in cancer and can help uncover shared genetic mechanisms among different cancer types.