Photo Gallery of the Department of Biochemisty & Molecular Biology
Undergraduate students from diverse academic disciplines will present their outstanding research and creative endeavors at Mid-SURE. Approximately 343 students from 117 different institutions are participating in today’s event. These students are mentored by 351 faculty members, post-doctoral researchers, and graduate students.
Class: How We Detect and Respond to the World Around Us: Light, Adrenaline and Smelling the Roses!
Dr. Leslie Kuhn
Description: Our ability to stay safe and healthy and enjoy the world around us depends on our senses. Proteins embedded in the surfaces of our cells sense light, scents and even natural and pharmaceutical drugs like adrenaline and betablockers. What do some of these molecules look like, and how do they work? You will have a chance to explore these fascinating molecules using interactive computer graphics.
Class: Science of Taste and Smells
Dr. Robert L. Last
Description: Much of human culture is influenced by smell and taste, and our day-to-day behavior and diet respond to these cues. This course will use lab and lecture to delve into what makes foods tasty and how we and other animals perceive and respond to smells and tastes in the environment.
April 4, 2014