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Shelley Edmunds

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Teaching embryology to undergraduates

Posted by , on 18 June 2010

I am employed as a graduate teaching assistant for a first year biomedical sciences course at Auckland University in New Zealand. The class is called Cellular and Developmental Biology and ...

Recent comments by Shelley Edmunds

Oh yeah. I also really liked the intestinal crypts post which won't suprise anyone that knows me (I really like intestines). https://thenode.biologists.com/the-intestinal-crypt/ The pictures and video are amazing, and one of the articles was directly relevant to and helpful for what I was writing at the time in my PhD thesis even though I'm not a developmental biologist. Places like this are useful for sharing intersting science regardless of discipline, and I think it's important to be aware of what's going on out there even if it's not directly in my field as you never know where you're going to make a meaningful connection. Plus, pretty pictures!
by Shelley Edmunds in Help me select some Node highlights on May 20, 2011
I really like the images that developmental biology generates. I notice that Erin Campbell has posted several that are both lovely and interesting, and I think I like the Drosophila ovaries the best.
by Shelley Edmunds in Help me select some Node highlights on May 17, 2011
This is awesome! One of the things I love about developmental biology (despite not specialising in this field) is the images it generates. Both awesome artwork like this and histological images as you've featured here before.
by Shelley Edmunds in Developmental biology art from Japan on December 1, 2010
I'm not a plant biologist and I thought this was pretty darn awesome. Thanks for sharing!
by Shelley in Selaginella in frame on June 24, 2010
Hi Fabiana! Actually I think it's pretty good as it is. Most students only just finish in the three hours so you couldn't make it any more complicated, but at the same time it's good to be challenging. And many of the students talked with us about the blood vessels, moving the clay around to work out where things go so I think they're getting similar things out of it that I was. Also the prelab questions made it pretty obvious who really read the lecture guide and who just followed the instructions, heh.
by Shelley in Teaching embryology to undergraduates on June 24, 2010