Going Viral with COVID-19: Using Current Events in the Biotechnology Classroom

A comprehensive set of resources to help you talk to your students about the ongoing pandemic. Over the past few weeks, you’ve probably been inundated with news regarding the current viral pandemic affecting over 100 countries worldwide.  It’s a little…

Focus on Food Science for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving in the United States is rapidly approaching, and the magnificent feast ahead of us has me thinking about all the delicious seasonal treats I will eat… and food science.  Why food science?  Because scientific advances influenced what we eat…

Using the ELISA to Detect West Nile Virus

Looking for a way to keep your immunology or virology lessons fresh?  Consider teaching the lesson from a biomedical diagnostic point of view!  Here, we describe how the West Nile Virus can be used to teach the Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay (or ELISA). What…