Course-based Undergraduate Research Experiences (CUREs) offer Biology undergraduates the opportunity to do research with a small group of students. Under the guidance of a Biology faculty member, the students will conduct research together on a defined project. Students will receive course 3- 4 hours course credit. All courses require instructor permission. To register, click the link below, for more information please contact either the instructor of the course, or PURL@gsu.edu.
Instructed by Dr. Matthew Nusnbaum
Kombucha (fermented tea) has purported health benefits, and microbial communities in these ecosystems are largely unexplored. What microbes are present in and what biochemical processes are at work to make these unique drinks? This lab seeks to understand the communities that do the work of fermentation.
Instructed by Dr. Matthew Brewer
Originally started at MIT, iGEM is now an independent non-profit organization that gives undergraduate students the opportunity to work as a team on synthetic biology projects. The GSU iGEM team develops their own projects each year and prepare to present their work and compete for prizes at the annual, international event. Recent projects focused on development of non-addictive analgesics based on snake venom and modification of pregnancy tests for low cost alternatives to toxin detection.
Students collaborates on a bioengineering project as part of a research team. The GSU iGEM team competes in national and international events with groups from other universities. Unlike the other opportunities in Biology, the iGEM team is also a student club, and students can join iGEM team as a club member or for course credit (BIOL 4905).
Instructed by Dr. Paul Ulrich
Explore function of novel proteins and cell biology in trypanosomatid parasites using CRISPR and molecular biology.
Instructed by Dr. Matthew Grober
Investigate connections between stress and social behavior, pair-bonding, and parental care in animals.