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Christopher T.  Bailey
Division of Natural and Mathematical Sciences
Wells College

Mohammad Mahroof-Tahir
Department of Chemistry
St. Cloud State University


We are a recipient of a 2004 National Dissemination grant from the National Science Foundation’s Division of Undergraduate Education and has been cited as a source for model case studies by the National Research Council and the American Association for the Advancement of Science



Keywords: 2004 National Dissemination grant, National Science Foundation Division of Undergraduate Education, NSF, National Science Digital Library, NSDL, American Association for the Advancement of Science, AAAS, National Research Council, NRC, Biology2010
Topical Area: web20
Educational Level: web20
Formats: web20
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Language: web20
Subject Headings: Biochemistry   Inorganic Chemistry   Molecular Biology  
Date Posted: 3/5/2010
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I adapted the case study, “The Chemistry of Cooley’s Anemia,” for my Basic Biochemistry course consisting of juniors and seniors. The students, in groups of 3–6, were given bits of information allowing them to solve for the disease and related questions using the internet and their biochemistry book. The class reconvened the last 15 minutes of class and chatted about the ethical issues pertinent to the case. I also introduced the concept of collaborative efforts in science as a precursor to drug discovery. It was a hit! I plan on using three additional case studies throughout the semester.

Jody M. Modarelli
Departments of Biology and Chemistry
Hiram College
Hiram, OH

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