Life Science Labs

Below is a collection of lab activities relevant to topics discussed at Bite of Science.
The Microbiome and Human Metabolism - Karen D. Corbin, Ph.D., R.D., Investigator, Translational Research Institute for Metabolism and Diabetes; Februrary 28, 2018 - Orlando, FL
  -  Microbes

  -  Quantifying marine microbes: a simulation to introduce random sampling

Coral and Phage Research - Dr. Forest Rohwer, Professor, Department of Biology, San Diego State University; January 22, 2018 - San Diego, CA
Complementary and Alternative Medicines: Friend, Foe or Fraud? - Dr. Chris Thompson, Associate Professor, Department of Biology, Loyola University Maryland; November 13, 2017 - Baltimore, MD
My Story - Microbes and Biofilms  - Dr. Mina Izadjoo, Chief Science Officer, Trideum Biosciences; November 2, 2017 - Frederick, MD
My Story, Rare Plant Conservation-  Dr. Alan Griffith, Professor of Biology, University of Mary Washington; October 26, 2017 - Fredericksburg, VA
Deep-sea carbon uptake off the California Coast? - Dr. Christine Huffard, Senior Research Technician, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute; October 12, 2017 - Moss Landing, CA
Evolution of Antibacterial Lead Discovery - Dr. Laura McDowell, Senior Investigator, Novartis Institute of Biomedical Research; October 10, 2017 - Hayward, CA
Bringing Ecological Research to the Classroom to Teach Quantitative Literacy - Dr. Kristine Grayson, Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, University of Richmond; April 27, 2017 - Chester, VA
Using Automated Analysis to Assess Student Ideas in Ecology - Dr. Luanna Prevost, Assistant Professor, Department of Integrative Biology, University of South Florida; March 30, 2017 - Tampa, FL
Creating Vaccines, Protecting Life - Dr. Brian, Schanen, Associate Director of Systems Approaches, Sanofi Pasteur VaxDesign; March 29, 2017 - Orlando, FL
Transcription/Epigenetic Factors As Therapeutic Drug Targets - Dr. Sepideh Khorasanizadeh, Integrative Metabolism Program, SBP Medical Discovery Institute; March 29, 2017 - Orlando, FL
The Selfish Microbiome - Dr. Patrick Gillevet, Director, Microbiome Analysis Center, Professor , Department of Biology, George Mason University; March 16, 2017 - Manassas, VA
New Tools to Understand How Large Groups of Brain Cells Work Together to Drive Action - Dr. Peyman Golshani, Associate Professor, Department of Neurology, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA; February 23, 2017 - Los Angeles, CA
  -  Brain Quiz
Exercise Science: A Launch Pad for a Career in the Health Sciences and Beyond - Dr. Jessica L. Kutz, Assistant Professor, Exercise Science, Shenandoah University; February 16, 2017 - Middletown, VA
Exploiting Genomics and Team Science for Better Management of Plant Diseases - Dr. John McDowell, Professor, Department of Plant Pathology, Physiology, and Weed Science, Virginia Tech; February 15, 2017 - Roanoke, VA
Acute Therapies For Stroke Translational Stroke Research - Dr. Louise D. McCullough, Professor and Chair, Department of Neurology, McGovern Medical School, UT Health Science Center at Houston; January 26, 2017 - Houston, TX
Viruses and Diseases - Dr. Jackie Dudley, Professor, Dept. of Molecular Biosciences, University of Texas at Austin; January 24, 2017 - Austin, TX
Where Have all the Pollinators Gone? - Dr. Jordanna Sprayberry, Assistant Professor of Biology, Muhlenberg College; November 3, 2016 - Allentown, PA
“Animals” that Photosynthesize and “Plants” that Eat - Dr. Dale Holen, Associate Professor of Biology, PSU Worthington-Scranton; November 2, 2016 - Scranton, PA
Turtles and Turtle Egg Physiology - Dr. Todd Rimkus, Professor & Department Chair, Biology & Physical Sciences, Marymount University; October 20, 2016 - Arlington, VA
An Introduction to Bioinformatics and Teaching it in the Classroom Ashley Haines, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Biology, Norfolk State University; October 18, 2016 - Norfolk, VA
The Direction of Post-Secondary STEM Education & Research / Frog and Salamander Biodiversity - Kerry O. Cresawn, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, James Madison University; October 12, 2016 - Harrisonburg, VA
  -  Pond Life
Artemisinin Regulation of Androgen Receptor in Prostate Cancer Cells Shyam Sundar, Ph.D., Faculty, Biology Department, Ohlone CollegeSeptember 29, 2016 - Fremont, CA
MBARI Reaches Out - George I. Matsumoto, Ph.D.,  Senior Education and Research Specialist, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute; September 27, 2016 - Gilroy, CA
Wildsumaco Biological Station - Travis W. Knowles, Associate Professor of Biology and Director, Wildsumaco Biological Station, Francis Marion University; September 15, 2016 - Florence, SC
Hobcaw Barony and the USC Baruch Marine Field Laboratory - Dr. James L. Pinckney, Professor, Marine Science Program and  Department of Biological Sciences, University of South Carolina; September 14, 2016 - Columbia, SC
Signal Transduction & Precision Medicine - Dr. Claudius Mueller, Research Assistant Professor, Center for Applied Proteomics and Molecular Medicine, George Mason University; April 5, 2016 - Manassas, VA
Electrophoresis, Fish Reproduction, and Bacterial Genetics - Dr. Bert Ely, Professor of Biological Sciences, Department of Biological Sciences, Director, Center for Science Education, University of South Carolina; March 16, 2016 - Columbia, SC
  -  BIOTECH Project Activities
Skeletal Muscle Adaptation(s): From the Field to the Lab and Clinic - Dr. Robert Standley, Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Translational Research Institute For Metabolism And Diabetes; March 3, 2016 - Orlando, FL
High? Low? Fast or Slow? Blood Pressure, Medical Science, and the Art of Asking Questions - Dr. Dena Rifkin, Assistant Professor, UC San Diego Health; February 18, 2016 - San Diego, CA
Insights into the Teenage Brain - Dr. Adriana Galván, Associate Professor of Psychology, Brain Research Institute, UCLA; February 16, 2016 - Los Angeles, CA
Assembling the Conservation Puzzle: Conservation Science and Decision Making - Dr. Stephanie Lessard-Pilon, Term Assistant Professor of Conservation Studies, Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation; February 10, 2016 - Front Royal, VA
TechLab, Inc. & Careers in the Life Sciences - Mr. Rob Day, Chief Operating Officer, TechLab; February 9, 2016 - Roanoke, VA
Curiosity, Creativity, Communication, and Coping - Dr. John C. Chappell, Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute; February 9, 2016 - Roanoke, VA
Ecology Evolution & Behavior - Dr. Daniel I. Bolnick, Professor, Department of Integrative Biology, University of Texas at Austin; January 27, 2016 - Austin, TX
Key Concepts and Principles of Learning and Memory - Dr. John Byrne, Professor and Chairman, Neurobiology & Anatomy, Associate Dean for Research, UTHealth, McGovern Medical School; January 25, 2016 - Houston, TX
Bugs, Thugs, and the Law - Dr. David Rivers, Director of Forensic Studies Minor, Loyola University Maryland; December 3, 2015 - Baltimore, MD
Matrix Biology and Science Education - Dr. Isi Ero-Tolliver, Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Hampton University; October 22, 2015 - Hampton, VA
From Country Boy to Neuroscientist: A Winding Path, a Colorful Vision - Dr. Michael Grace, Associate Dean, College of Science, Professor of Biological Sciences, Florida Institute of Technology; September 29, 2015 - Melbourne, FL
Cryo-Electron Microscopy and Live Cancer Cell Imaging - Dr. Debbie Kelly, Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute; March 26, 2015 - Roanoke, VA
Industrial Microbiology Uses and Symbiosis - Rasmus Rune Hansen, Sr. Department Manager of R&D, Novozymes Biologicals, Inc; March 26, 2015 - Roanoke, VA
Biofuels and CO2 Fixation - Dr. Mitch Ruzek, Program Director, Algenol; March 11, 2015 - Fort Myers, FL
Healed by a Crocodile: The Search for Novel Antibiotics - Dr. Monique Van Hoek, Associate Professor, NCBID, George Mason University; February 12, 2015 - Manassas, VA
  -  Biofilm Growth Activity (pdf)  
The Promise of Pluripotent Stem Cells - Dr. Joanna Asprer, Stem Cells and Developmental Biology, Life Sciences Group, ThermoFisher Scientific; January 29, 2015 - San Diego, CA
Studying the Sense of Smell Using Worms - Dr. Elissa Hallem, Assistant Professor, Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics Department, University California Los Angeles; January 28, 2015 - Los Angeles, CA
  -  Chemotaxis using C. elegans (pdf)   
Population Collapse During the Transition to Farming in Europe - Dr. Sean Downey, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Maryland; November 5, 2014 - College Park, MD
Causes and Consequences of Biodiversity - Dr. James Vonesh, Associate Professor, Department of Biology, Virginia Commonwealth University; October 1, 2014 - Richmond, VA
Multi-pronged Approach to Treat Cancer - Dr. Jonathan Rios-Doria, Scientist II, Oncology Research, MedImmune; September 10, 2014 - Baltimore, MD
The Environment and You, All Part of the Web - Dr. James Saunders, Retired Professor, Department of Biology and Chemistry, Towson University; September 10, 2014 - Baltimore, MD
HIV Infection - Dr. Yuntao Wu, Professor, NCBID, School of System Biology, George Mason University; March 26, 2014 - Manassas, VA
Brain Synapses and Learning - Dr. Michael Friedlander, Director, VT Carilion Research Institiute; February 25, 2014 - Roanoke, VA
Chocolate, Epicatecins and Heart Disease - Dr. Pam Taub, Assistant Professor of Medicine, UCSD; January 30, 2014 - San Diego, CA 
Genetics of diabetes and other common diseases - Dr. Leslie J. Raffel, Assoc. Director, Common Diseases Genetics Prgm, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center; January 29, 2014 - Los Angeles, CA
Neurotransmitters, Transporters, and Flies - David Krantz, M.D., Ph.D., Assoc. Prof in Residence, Dept of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA; January 28, 2014 - Los Angeles, CA
Immune System and Allergies - Dr. John J. Ryan, Immunologist, Virginia Commonwealth University; October 9, 2013 – Richmond, VA
Symbiotic Relations, Fungal infections, Plant Toxins - Dr. T.J. Sullivan, Molecular Ecologist, Indiana University-Kokomo; September 11, 2013 – Kokomo, IN
  -  Root Nodulation Lab (PDF)
Nanoscience, Novel Research on Statins - Gloria Gutierrez, MD, Principal Scientist, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Division, Southwest Research Institute; March 21, 2013 – San Antonio, TX
Pharma Manufacturing, Career advice for B.S. pharma jobs - Tia Lyles-Williams, Manufacturing Associate, Baxter Bioscience; February 27,2013 – Los Angeles, CA
Huntington's Disease research - William Yang, MD, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA; February 26, 2013- Los Angeles, CA
Drug Development - Dr. Robert Kernstock, Astellas Pharma Global Development; October 9, 2012 - Oak Brook, IL
Cell Biology, Staph infection, Drug development - Dr. Susan McDowell, Department of Biology, Ball State University; September 27, 2012 - Indianapolis, IN
Botany, Plants of Indiana - Michael Homoya, Indiana Department of Natural Resources; September 27, 2012 - Indianapolis, IN
Biochemistry, protein structure and folding - Dr. Clark Gedney, Department of Biological Sciences, Purdue University; September 26, 2012 - West Lafayette, IN
Stream testing, Fish population analysis - Dr. Jerry Sweeten, Department of Biology, Manchester University; September 25, 2012 - Logansport, IN
  -  Evaluating a Stream Lesson Plan and Lab - Virginia SOL focused
Nanotechnology, Cancer Detection - Dr. Alessandra Luchini, Center for Applied Proteomics and Molecular Medicine, George Mason University; September 18, 2012 - Manassas, VA
Bringing Ecological Research to the Classroom to Teach Quantitative Literacy - Dr. Kristine Grayson, Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, University of Richmond; April 27, 2017 - Chester, VA