Mentoring and Teaching

Dr. Cristian Ruiz Rueda

Mentoring

I organize research so students participate in different projects and learn different techniques such as antibiotic susceptibility testing, mutagenesis, gene deletion, gene cloning, DNA and protein electrophoresis, PCR, LDR, qPCR, RT-qPCR, Next Generation Sequencing and bioinformatics.  As students gain experience, they can then choose on which projects to focus. I encourage my students to use their results to prepare communications for conferences they will be attending, such as CSUPERB Annual Meeting, the American Society for Microbiology General Meeting, and the Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy Meeting; as well as to write publications for peer-reviewed journals. My final goal is that my students learn the techniques and develop the critical thinking and communication skills that will make them successful in pursuing their careers in the biomedical and health sciences.

Teaching: Fall 2016

Biology 315 – Principles of Microbiology – Fall 2016, T/Th 8:00 to 8:50 AM in CR5122; Ticket Number 16403

Course Objectives and Organization: This course is designed to give students insights into the variety microbes present on earth with emphasis on bacteria. We will start with an introduction about microbes before delving into bacterial structure, function, and growth. The second part of the course will focus on microbial genetics and metabolism. The third part of the course will focus on microbial diversity and ecology, and the last part will focus on medical microbiology and immunology. The course material will be presented in the context of human health and biotechnology. Students will be encouraged to understand how molecular details relate to bacterial cells functioning as integrated systems.

Biology 315 – Principles of Microbiology Laboratory – Fall 2016, T/Th 9:00 to 11:50 AM in MG4211; Ticket Number 16405

Course Objectives and Organization: This course is designed to complement the 315 Lecture course and give students a hands on knowledge on how to observe, isolate, culture, identify and study the metabolism of microorganisms, with emphasis on bacteria.

Teaching: Spring 2016

Biology 315 – Principles of Microbiology – Spring 2016, M/W 1:00 to 1:50 PM in CR5126; Ticket Number 16065

Biology 315 – Principles of Microbiology Laboratory – Spring 2016, M/W 2:00 to 4:50 PM in MG4209; Ticket Number 16068

Teaching: Fall 2015

Biology 315L – Principles of Microbiology Laboratory – Fall 2015, MG4207, M/W 9:00-11:50 AM; Ticket Number 16080

Biology 315L – Principles of Microbiology Laboratory – Fall 2015, MG4207, M/W 14:00-16:50; Ticket Number 16082

 

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