A "Course-based Undergraduate Research Experience" (CURE) class focused on assessing how evaluate microbes affecting the Amazon

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Sponsoring College, Department, School or Center: 
SOLS
Faculty Name: 
Hinsby Cadillo-Quiroz
Preferred Skills or Majors: 

Junior, senior students with classes that can include laboratory sections of Microbiology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Engineering, BioGoesciences. Biology or Engineering related majors

Compensation: 
unpaid
Closing Date: 
September 20, 2019
Location or Campus: 
LSE B67
Hours Per Week: 
6-12

Desired Academic Year: 
Sophomore
Junior
Senior
Project Description: 

Undergraduate-led Microbiology Research Class: MENTOR@ASU
A "Course-based Undergraduate Research Experience" (CURE) class focused on assessing how to isolate and evaluate the variation of microbes of the Amazon rainforest.
Have you ever wondered how can you get started in research? Have you ever wonder what does it take to develop and test a hypothesis? Have you ever wonder what can be your contribution to test a global problem acting locally? Have you ever wonder why microbes are so diverse and can have many effects? If yes to any of this questions then consider joining us in a unique type of research class where not can you get hands on experience in research of microbiology? But also where you can start a successful training, experience and international research collaboration.
The MIC494 (session 84761) is a 2-4 credits class that blends teaching with research, can is flexible in hours that accommodate your schedule in lab plus defined meeting times for general research training (F 9:30-11:30 am) and lab training (M 9-11 am; W 1-2:30 pm). This CURE class is open to ASU members from different fields including Microbiology, Engineering, Geotechnics, Biochemistry, Mol Biology and other majors who don’t have previous research experience but that have interest in figuring out the role of microbes in soils (like those in the Amazon) or other ecosystems. Questions related to why we cannot grow in the lab most microbes ? or why microbes are so variable or easy to behave differently? will be evaluated in this class as semester projects. Students will receive formal training on accessing scientific information, developing hypothesis along with practical training of how to complete the test of hypothesis. Anaerobic microbiology skills or high intensity data acquisition skills will be taught to interested students using state of the art facilities. All skills are highly transferable and class is sponsor by a NSF CAREER award to Prof Cadillo-Quiroz. Some students can be considered for a REU summer program to visit the Amazon and help implement microbial research in collaborating international institutions.
There is limited spots in class and joining is only possible with Professor approval. Spots are sought to be fill ASAP. If interested please take a look at the syllabus posted online and email professor Hinsby Cadillo-Quiroz (hinsby@asu.edu) with your class schedule and a brief letter of what you hope to gain from type of class. We encourage monitories students to apply for spots in this class as well as honors students interested in developing further thesis projects.



Application Instructions and Contact Info: 

There is limited spots in class and joining is only possible with Professor approval. Spots are sought to be fill ASAP. If interested please take a look at the syllabus posted online and email professor Hinsby Cadillo-Quiroz (hinsby@asu.edu) with your class schedule and a brief letter of what you hope to gain from type of class.