D. Teaching & Education

Panoramic Shot of Cell Biology Classroom

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.

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