Module 5A: Using Optogenetics With C. elegans for Inquiry-Based Student Experiments
In this video, Heather Rhodes and her undergraduate students will demonstrate how to set up, conduct, and interpret results from an inquiry-based laboratory exercise using optogenetics in C. elegans. Specifically, Rhodes will:
- Explain how to assemble simple, low-cost equipment to run an inquiry-based optogenetics experiment with undergraduate students.
- Demonstrate optogenetics stimulation to manipulate motor behavior in C. elegans with her students.
After watching this video, you should be able to better understand how to integrate optogenetic approaches into laboratory exercises for undergraduate and high school students.
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