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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.  



Community Events: 

Wed, Oct 30 2019 to Sat, Nov 2 2019

Del Mar College team Drs. Zhang and Hatherill, along with three Del Mar biotechnology graduates will and present during the 2019 SACNAS (The National Diversity in STEM Conference). 2019 SACNAS is a 3-day conference which serves to equip, empower, and energize participants for their academic and professional paths in STEM. Over the course of the three days, college-level through professional attendees are immersed in cutting-edge scientific research and professional development sessions, motivational keynote speakers, a Graduate School & Career Expo Hall, multicultural ... Read more

Thu, Nov 7 2019 to Sat, Nov 9 2019

Del Mar College team Drs. Zhang and Hatherill will bring five students to attend and compete during the 2019 Texas Branch ASM meeting, held in San Antonio this years.  Students will present their summer internship research with both professors during the summer of 2018 and 2019 on using bacteriophage to lysis antibiotic resistant bacteria.  Read more

Wed, Nov 20 2019 to Fri, Nov 22 2019

Hosted by AACC, in partnership with NSF, ... Read more

Related Blogs: 

Achieving Widespread Improvement in Undergraduate Education

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AC2 Student Research Day April 11, 2019

Del Mar College students presented research posters with regional university students from Texas A&M University at the Annual Student Research Day held on April 11, 2019. Read more

Related Documents: 

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

Related Posters: 


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

Related Presentations: 

Presenter:  Sandra Porter, PhD, Digital World Biology LLC