Basic research is a powerful learning opportunity for undergraduate students. Research projects can positively influence undergraduate education by providing a hands-on experience for students. Close collaboration with a faculty advisor provides students with an opportunity to learn science actively, and to enhance critical thinking and reasoning ability. This talk will focus on the value of research and practical aspects for students who are considering taking Experimental Research. The research performed by students in my laboratory will serve as an example. I will describe our efforts to develop a zebrafish-based model system for human gastrointestinal motility. Fundamental aspects of gastrointestinal physiology will be covered, followed by an overview of student projects.
|Presenter:||Adam Rich (Faculty)|
|Time:||9 am (Session I)|