Students Join Pros in UChicago Program: Marine Biology Lab experience offers unique opportunity

  • Home
  • News
  • Students Join Pros in UChicago Program: Marine Biology Lab experience offers unique opportunity

//PICTURED ANOVE: Dr. Barbara Fishel, Brandi Finazzo and Dr. Coleman explore the Marine Biology Lab in Woods Hole, Mass.


In just a few days, 20 students will be studying the development of embryos, observing genes functioning on a molecular level and working with various organisms at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Mass. From Nov. 10-17, they will learn from professional researchers and gain hands-on laboratory experience.

After receiving applications, Dean of Studies Dr. Barbara Fishel and biology teachers Dr. Katie Croft and Brandi Finazzo used a blind selection process to choose 20 students, giving priority to juniors and seniors. Junior Emily Stevenson was one of the students selected to attend.

“Science has always been my favorite class, and I had a childhood obsession with marine animals,” Stevenson said. “I’m excited to see a bunch of species of animals that you normally only see in pictures.”

The MBL, affiliated with the University of Chicago, is the site of numerous research collaborations with UChicago faculty. Some of its major focuses include cephalopod research, regenerative biology and adaptation of ecosystems in the face of global change.

Although the MBL had previously only offered programs for professional researchers, graduate students and undergrads, it started offering courses for local high school students in 2017. Eugene McDermott Head of School Dr. Karen Warren Coleman then connected with MBL to set up a partnership with the laboratory.

“They certainly thrive on having people on site who are curious, insatiable learners, and that’s who I know our girls are,” Coleman said. “I think the more Hockaday can do to introduce experiential opportunities, the better, but I want to make sure that anything that we do is commensurate with the quality of the Hockaday experience.”

To preview the experience, Coleman, Fishel, Croft and Finazzo visited the lab last spring.

“We just had a marvelous time. We stayed for two days, and it was busy, but we just never wanted to leave,” Fishel said. “Dr. Coleman was as excited as anyone, so we were determined to do whatever it would take [to offer the opportunity].”

Thus began a long journey of reconciling Hockaday’s busy schedule with that of MBL. The laboratory also needed time to develop a course according to what the biology teachers wanted. “Everybody was fully committed and on-board with us building in this awesome travel program,” Coleman said. “The biggest challenges are always figuring out all the details. The logistics are complex, but not insurmountable.”

However, once the plan was set, the biology teachers said they were confident the experience would be worth it.

“When I saw the wealth of the marine organisms that were there that we don’t have access to, it opened my mind to all of these possibilities,” Croft said. “For the students, I think it will open so many doors and possibilities for them, and take their minds in so many different directions.”

In fact, Finazzo said she wishes she could take all of her anatomy students to the lab.

“The whole time we were there in the spring I thought, ‘This connects to my classroom, this connects to anatomy and the embryology piece is exactly what we do in class,’” Finazzo said. “The mermaid’s purses, I mention them, but we don’t see them and we certainly don’t hold them, and these are all experiences that they can have that are hands-on.”

The biology teachers will use this year’s experience to evaluate plans for next year. Fishel said she hopes that eventually, Hockaday students will be able to go to the MBL in the summer and work with biologists on a research project.

“I think it’s important to note that this is the first step to a much broader experience for the student body,” Finazzo said. “It’s evolving, to use a science term. It’s a work in progress, but we’re excited about every step.”


Story by Kelsey Chen

Photo by Dr. Katie Croft

Tags:

Kelsey Chen

Kelsey is a junior and an avid supporter of all-day breakfast (bonus points if you have crepes!). In ten years she hopes to be the proud owner of an insta-famous toy Australian shepherd.

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

exam: Easily To Pass 9A0-143 Test Software Sale, Offer QAWI301 Exam Cram Online Store, Most Accurate 650-369 Exam Guide Are Based On The Real Exam, New Updated CP0-150 Book With Accurate Answers, Latest Release EX0-118 Dump With Low Price, Useful HMJ-1021 Answers Are Based On The Real Exam, Up To Date HP0-244 Study Guide Pdf For All Candidates From All Over The World, Passeasy HP0-850 Test Answers Is What You Need To Take, The Best HP0-J17 Test Exam UP To 50% Off, SelfTestEngine HP0-M54 Exam Paper On Store, 100% Pass Guarantee HC-031-311-CHS Certification Answers Online Store, Provides HC-622-ENU Prep Guide With Low Price, 100% Real HC-035-520-CHS Pdf Exam Online Store, 100% Pass Rate C2010-652 Study Guide Book With 100% Pass Rate, Real C2150-537 Real Exam Are Based On The Real Exam, 100% Success Rate 000-172 Cert Guide Is Your Best Choice, Find Best 000-N23 Test Software , Latest Updated M2090-743 Exam Preparation Guaranteed Success, Pass the ISEB-SWT2 Practice Test Pdf With New Discount, Provide Discount 100-046 Prep Guide Are Based On The Real Exam, Latest JN0-380 Study Guide For Each Candidate, Most Accurate 070-467 Practice Exam Pdf With The Knowledge And Skills, Best 1Z0-807 Certification Exam Are Based On The Real Exam, Prepare for the 1Z0-874 Braindump 100% Pass With A High Score, To Pass Your Exam 1Z1-010 Training With 100% Pass Rate, Useful 050-V710-SESECURID New Questions For Download, Download 090-554 Test Exam 100% Pass With A High Score, Most Accurate ST0-247 Exam Practice Pdf Latest Version PDF&VCE,

vape: 3 battery vape mods with tanks vape pen starter kits uwell crown drip tip dimensions best vape for cloud chasing uwell nunchaku vs vape pen smok r80 tc manual michigan vape ban update voopoo drag mod firmware update pipe vape smok cheap ecig tanks wax cartridge vape lotus jellyfish mod mct oil vape juice adding cbd oil to vape juice vape shops in austin tx vape kanger tech battery safety vaping smok stick 22 front range vapor smok alien mod case vicks vapor rub on feet for cold is it bad if my vape juice turns brown vapor valley green light on voopoo panda e cig that looks like a cigarette unicorn poop vape juice classic e cigarette is vaping dangerous how bad is vaping for you wire for vape best vape mod for flavor apple juul vaporesso swag mod joyetech ego one xl vaporizer starter kit njoy ecig uk smok alien 220w dont abuse protects ecig tank types vape place pico smok stick v8 not working smok novo mesh pod unique vapes smok tfv4 leaking non smokers vaping aegis mod kit uwell crown 3 check atomizer cool e cig mods cleito kit uwell crown coil 4 pack power vape uwell crown stainless i like the voopoo pana uwell valyrian tank glass compatibility rda vape atomizer

male enhancement: keto diet and sex drive where can i get viagra coupons aspercreme on penis what is the word for food that stimulates sex drive where can u get viagra couple accused of having sex on road divider at marine drive video 100 roman new ed drug stendra ed pills that start with the letter v what food decreases sex drive blood pressure meds that dont cause ed fix ed without pills or drugs make penis head bigger formula 41 male enhancement review dangers of penis pumps erect penis side view viagra over the counter cvs how much does a penis grow in a year toothpaste for male enhancement penis growth products that work indian male enhancement pills what is a normal recommended dosage of viagra male enhancement pill manufacturer how to use epic male enhancement male enhancement last longer and harder how long for viagra to start best gas station sex shop male enhancement pills is canadian pharmacy online legit lab grown penis male enhancement and enlargement houston penis enlargement surgery before and after reddit pictures where can i get magnum male sexual enhancement xxl 9800 sex drive e 40 where buy viagra pill physical feathure sex drive viagra doage what to do if your m n has lost his sex drive splitting viagra tablets what if my girlfriend has no sex drive how much will teva sell generic viagra for viagra la thuoc gi better than viagra and testosterone duracion efecto viagra how to extend foreplay sildenafil viagra achieves its therapeutic action in the treatment of erectile dysfunction by cheap ed pills canada i need to buy viagra at a cheapest price does keto reduce sex drive how did viagra start what pills do men porn take to get big penis how viagra affects vision european penis enlargement is there really a way to enlarge your penis male stimulation areas nora be low libido experimental penis enlargement surgery 2018

cbd oil: cbd patch can you vape cbd cbd franchise if i use cbd oil will i fail a drug test cbd and prozac where to buy cbd products cbd oil or hemp oil hemp oil 750 versus cbd oil best cbd tincture for anxiety mediterra golf shark tank cbd episode fda approved cannabinoids plus cbd balm what dosage of cbd oil for pain cbd oil vs smoking cbd tester basic reset cbd oil bliss water cbd cbd for dental pain cnn weed 4 pure potent cbd oil kansas law cbd gum reviews what is the human body made of cbd strains los angeles mg to ml cbd captain kratom cbd kilo per gallon of cbd oil is cbd oil a depressant pure cbd crystalline cbd wellness appleton too cool to do drugs pencil pc12 cells medically approved cbd oil thc name hemp bombs cbd gummies 15mg when to use were and was lazarus cbd gummies us marijuana companies target stores sydney cbd cb2 queen zatural cbd oil reviews orphan tears e juice hemp milk shop doterra products cbd oil with alcohol marijuana plant pic cbd merchant is cbd oil right for me cbd oil for sunburn cbd oil laws in nc epidiolex reviews where do you get cbd oil in fort collins no thc how much cbd oil for cancer cbd oil order online us cbd promo code

weight loss: easy fast weight loss plan am pm yoga conditioning for weight loss aishwarya weight loss free weight loss guided meditation how do you take garcinia cambogia for weight loss gnc top 10 weight loss pills uncle lees organic green tea free weight loss pills with no shipping and handling braggs apple cider vinegar diet weight loss cymbalta weight gain best probiotic pills for weight loss weight loss supplements how they work and the effects aloe vera and apple cider vinegar deplin and weight loss weights for weight loss female best weight loss app for obese weight loss surgery alberta extreme weight loss host sugar free gummy bears weight loss hmr weight loss review slow metabolism and weight loss may weather weight loss pills curry leaf weight loss weight loss sucks getting weight loss surgery weight for weight how did melissa joan hart loss weight red weight loss energy workout pills japanese exercise for weight loss is 186 fasting or 168 fasting better for weight loss healthiest shake mix for weight loss for women tens massager weight loss weight loss weight loss pill ethernal best workout supplements for women what is a healthy weight loss amount per week for men which works best for weight loss apple cider vinegar or apple cider vinegar with baking soda extreme weight loss participants where are they now whole food plant based diet weight loss reducing which of the following would result in the greatest weight loss thrive level weight loss how much aple cider for weight loss easy healthy vegan recipes for weight loss melissa mccarthy weight loss photos vibrodisc weight loss healthy japanese recipes for weight loss how to take primatene for weight loss my custom weight loss cost legal weight loss free download exercise videos for weight loss july 4th weight loss pictures best weight loss pills prescribed hiko weight loss weight loss pills gmc httpawesome a14 spacebest pills for weight loss hypertension and weight loss pills how to get a doctor to prescribe weight loss pills

face mask: how long n95 mask can be used polio respirator do n95 masks block pathogens dust mask flexible holy grail face mask chemical respirator that looks like bane mask head full face snorkle mask vivint investor relations realtree max 5 face mask white men wearing black men face masks committing crimes snopes correct way to wear surgical mask what respirator filter is used for welding bitter end face mask do face masks help with forest fires face mask for softball helmet plastic upper half face masks b95 5 phone number face mask for fumes respirator mask recommendation how many times do you use th eburning face mask dryer vent respirator mask what are best face mask creams can i buy survivair blue 1 respirator mask at local store where can i still buy face masks a respirator is used when a welding metal gives off answers what do holes in my clay face mask mean respirator clearance guidelines what does a collagen face mask do how do sleep masks stay on your face cute smile emoji cycling anti dust mouth face mask men woman teeth diy face masks for acne and hyperpigmentation n95 mask 30 pack dust mask mowing where to buy face mask to wear to avoid the flu dust protective masks best lush face mask for acne scars goth pacifier face shield for motocross helmet charcoal paper face mask menards dust mask mask facial n95 mask volcano walgreens facial products walgreens childrens hospital coronavirus mers clinical presentation use of respirator mask travel insurance affected by coronavirus respirator mask scare of sars coronavirus duck bill disposable mask 3m 6800 gas mask tinted lens acne treatment face mask 3m paint mask 99 college recruiting and covid 19 dont tread on me face shield face shield masks at costco