UNC Department of Biology: Cells and More Cells

Partner with Dr. Amy Maddox and her team of researchers at the UNC-Chapel Hill Department of Biology to understand how cells undergo the step-by-step process of division. You will be introduced to high-resolution microscopy and various analysis techniques as you observe cell division in a laboratory model animal (the tiny nematode C. elegans) and measure aspects of the process including size, speed, packing and the shape and texture of cellular features. Use this experience to inform your instruction as you make the every day, critical and rarely thought about process of cell division relevant, understandable and accessible for students.