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Undergraduate Research

The evidence-based learning, undergraduate research can be used as recruiting/retention/persistence tool  in the undergraduate classrooms of two-year campuses.  A benefit of undergraduate research enables two-year students to successfully compete with students from four-year schools at regional and national meetings.  



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The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) is piloting regional meetings to promote professional development and networking among life science educators who don’t have the time or funds to ... Read more

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The 2018 Texas ASM Fall meeting was hosted by the Texas A&M University and co-hosted by Del Mar College in Corpus Christi, November 8-10th. Both faculty and students gave oral presentations, on topics that ranged across microbiology, as well as molecular and cellular biology. The conference ... Read more

We had over 500 people attend the Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) Science Saturday Event this past weekend!  Please consider examining the following video (it's only about 60 seconds long) to see a sampling of the exciting things that took ... Read more

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Stephanie Randell, McLennan CC: Undergraduate Research at MCC: A Novel Approach View details
Sandra Porter's talk: Drug Discovery and Zika Virus View details
Bob McLean, Undergraduate Research at Texas State University View details

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The Mycobacteriophage, NoodleTree, was discovered in 2016 from soil near the main fountain on the Spring Creek Campus of Collin College in Plano, TX. After isolation, amplification and imaging, it was found to be a unique Myoviridae bacteriophage that infects Mycobacterium smegmatis (mc2155). ... Read more


In 2010, mycobacteriophage BQuat was directly isolated from soil collected on the campus of Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. BQuat was identified to be a unique Siphoviridae that infects Mycobacterium smegmatis (mc2155). DNA extraction was performed and the DNA was sent to the ... Read more


Soil is one of the richest sources for microbial diversity and one of the most challenging of environments from which to successfully culture and study the microbes present. From an agricultural standpoint, soil microbes carry out a number of essential biochemical reactions necessary for plant ... Read more

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Presenter:  Sandra Porter, PhD, Digital World Biology LLC