Cell Biology, University of Maine
Taught by Kristy Townsend
In the Active Learning classroom, students work in small groups on a thought question to map out the life of Insulin, from transcription, translation, post-translational protein processing, protein transport from ER to Golgi to vesicles, vesicle assembly (clathrin) and docking (SNAREs) and exocytosis, and then endocytosis by a target cell and transport to a lysosome for digestion. These diagrams help summarize weeks of content and prepare students for their first exam. The walls of the active learning classroom are dry-erase boards, allowing students to work together on a large diagram that becomes a study aid.