Teaching

Microbiology Honors Colloquium (MICROBIO 391H), Spring 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

A small group tutorial discussion with the objectives of learning about the next big things in microbiology, while practicing communicating science and asking questions.

Microbial Physiology and Diversity (MICROBIO 480), Spring 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017

An upper-level undergraduate course aimed at teaching the fundamentals of microbial diversity and recognition of sources of diversity in Earth ecosystems

Integrative Experience: Soil Microbes and the Sustainability of Organic Agriculture (MICROBIO 494FI), Fall 2014

General studies class involving discussion of the science of soil, sustainability and organic practices. We also watch and discuss the PBS documentary Activities include group presentation and individual final project.

Environmental Biotechnology (MICROBIO 562), Fall 2013, Spring 2015, Fall 2015

Laboratory course in environmental microbiology supported by lectures and demonstrations.

Graduate Seminar (MICROBIO 791A), Fall 2013

Reports and discussion of pertinent literature and research. Required of all microbiology graduate majors each semester in residence.

Phylogenetics Journal Club (MICROBIO 797A), Fall 2016

A discussion-based course in which we read papers which describe methods of phylogenetic
inference and phylogenetic comparative analysis, both classics and recent primary literature

Microbial Ecology Journal Club (MICROBIO 797E), Spring 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017

A discussion-based course in which we read recently published scientific papers on microbial ecology, environmental microbiology, evolution and phylogeny.
Check out what we're reading in our journal club.

Independent learning

All new lab members do this Learning the Shell tutorial.

Some techniques we use in the lab

Other resources

Scientific (microbial) nomenclature

Google search tips by MIT Libraries

Information for new members:

We share in-lab protocols, inventory lists, journal club papers, and more on our lab google docs page. If you are a new member of the lab, ask to be given access to this resource.

Coming soon: popular protocols, code, etc...