Work with hands-on training in basic lab techniques, part of the Biotechnology Program at Madison College
Description: Oana Martin at Madison College teaches various laboratory skills, biochemistry and related courses as part of Madison College’s hands-on Biotechnology Training Program. She is open to working with a Delta intern on various project ideas, including improving student conceptual understanding and study skill development by strategies such as project-based learning, online quizzes and videos, and adding authentic inquiry components and new experiments to the labs.
Semester(s): Spring, Fall
Institution: Madison College
Department(s): Chemistry, Biotechnology, Biology
Intern background needed: Chemistry
Challenges a project might address include: developing materials to assess student preparation for labs, improving student conceptual understanding, adding new experiments to the labs.
Fall course info
Course: Proteins Bioseparations Methods
Course Info: This is a laboratory course, it introduces the strategies to purify proteins as part of a biotechnology process. Methods include specific activity assays for enzymes, extraction of proteins from bacterial cells, salting out, dialysis, ion exchange chromatography and polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis.
Course time/day: Thursday, Friday 8:30-11:20 AM Madison College Truax Campus
Spring course info
Course: Chromatography Techniques
Course Info: This is a laboratory course. It introduces the basic concepts involved in separation of biomolecules. Students complete lab work using a variety of chromatographic methods: thin layer, gel permeation, gas, liquid, and high-performance liquid chromatography. Students also learn to interpret chromatographic results and practice documentation and reporting skills.
Course time/day: Monday and Thursday 1:30-4:20 PM, Madison College Truax campus
Past intern projects and topics with this faculty partner include:
- Alexa, interactive poll questions
- Chris, using career-related problem based learning to boost conceptual learning
- Rachel, guided discovery and student motivation to learn solution calculations
Please Contact: Oana Martin <OMMartin@madisoncollege.edu>