Dietitians are part of the healthcare team, often practicing in clinical settings such as hospitals. As part of the Medical Nutrition Therapy course, taught by Dr. Anne Marie Hunter, students receive real experience at the Missouri State Simulation Lab. Students practice nutrition focused physical exams and gain hands-on experience, which will help with patients … [Read more...] about Dietetics–A Path in Healthcare
The BMS department works closely with the Citizenship and Service Learning (CASL) office to get hundreds of MSU students involved with the community. Students can choose from a wide range of placement sites to both experience science in action and also provide a service to our community partners. For example, past students have participated with local sites such as the Tooth … [Read more...] about Service Learning
Dr. Randi Ulbricht, faculty member in Biomedical Sciences, is helping local middle schoolers learn more about forensic science over video chat. Dr. Ulbricht and her Missouri State students talked about courses they take to become a scientist and do demonstrations like how they get DNA out of a mouse tail, seeing the type of DNA each mouse has, and other cool stuff in the … [Read more...] about Skype a Scientist
Students in BMS 111 swabbed environments that they chose and grew the bacteria they picked up. These bacteria are hemolytic – they destroy red blood cells. Don’t open that Petri dish! … [Read more...] about Yuck! That was on my coffee mug??
Students in the Cell and Molecular Biology program at Missouri State University are doing some cutting edge science in the classroom. In BMS 525: Molecular Biology students are designing and performing experiments to modify DNA in the baker’s yeast genome. If the students’ experiments are successful then they will have created a brand new strain of yeast that is different from … [Read more...] about Gene Editing in the Classroom