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Interdisciplinary Graduate Training in Teaching Labs

Vale, Ronald D. and DeRisi, Joseph and Phillips, Rob and Mullins, R. Dyche and Waterman, Clare and Mitchison, Timothy J. (2012) Interdisciplinary Graduate Training in Teaching Labs. Science, 338 (6114). pp. 1542-1543. ISSN 0036-8075. PMCID PMC3810400.

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Modern research and training in the life sciences require cross-disciplinary programs, integrating concepts and methods from biology, physics, chemistry, and mathematics. We describe the structure and outcomes from an example of one such approach, the Physiology Course at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, and discuss how similar intensive, team-building research courses are also being applied to improve graduate education in universities. These courses are based on teaching laboratories that have students address contemporary research questions by combining ideas and approaches from biology, computation, and physics.

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Additional Information:© 2012 American Association for the Advancement of Science. The MBL Physiology Course is supported by grants from the NIH (GM085967), the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and the Burroughs Wellcome Fund. The UCSF iPQB courses are supported by a National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, NIH, Interfaces grant (T32 EB009383), and the CalTech boot camp receives funding from the Caltech Rosen Center for Bioengineering.
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