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Saturday, February 20 • 10:50am - 11:50am
Evolution as the Basis of Modern Biology

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This session will demonstrate the importance of evolution in the career and day-to-day life of a modern cell and molecular biologist - me! Besides directing STARS (Science Teacher Access to Resources at UT Southwestern), I teach medical students and direct a research program in organelle cell biology. This session will illustrate how principles of evolution direct my research and my teaching of antibiotics to medical students. Specific topics discussed will include microbial drug resistance, the use of model organisms (yeast, fly, mouse) to understand mechanisms of disease, and alignments of protein sequences to understand basic cell function. From this session, middle and high school teachers will receive a deeper understanding of how evolution drives virtually all modern concepts of biology.


Kristie Conner

STARS Program Education Coordinator, UT Southwestern Medical Center

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Dr. Joel Goodman

Professor of Pharmacology, Director of STARS, UT Southwestern Medical Center
I direct a research program at UT Southwestern in cell biology. My research interest is organelles, and I'm currently studying the formation of lipid droplets, the organelles that store fat. I teach pharmacology in medical school, specifically antibiotics and chemotherapy. I also direct the STARS (Science Teacher Access to Resources at Southwestern) office at the medical school. At STARS we offer many programs, activities, and resources for... Read More →


Saturday February 20, 2016 10:50am - 11:50am

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