Graduate Teaching Consortium

The EBICS Education Program established a Graduate Teaching Consortium (GTC) to offer a selection of Internet-based courses (synchronous and asynchronous) that define the field of engineered biological systems.

Goals:

  • Offer the students at the EBICS institutions and GTC member institutions a much broader collection of advanced graduate courses beyond what are available at the three partner institutions.
  • Expose the EBICS students to the world experts in the field of engineered biological systems.
  • Establish new models in inter-university collaboration in education.
  • Broaden the impact of the EBICS educational efforts.

Broadening Impact and Outreach

To broaden the impact and outreach of the EBICS Education Program, GTC courses will be made available to students at Minority Serving Institutions (MSI’s) who may not have the videoconferencing capabilities to participate in the live discussions.  These courses will be “pre-packaged” asynchronous courses (EBICS Online), which will include the videotaped GTC lectures, PowerPoint slides, and other multimedia.

GTC Course List

Computational & Experimental Approaches in Biological Systems

Instructor(s): Melissa Kemp, James Collins, Wilson Wong, Mo Khalil, Muhammad Zaman

Institution: GA Tech / Boston U

Developmental Biology and Morphodynamics

Instructor(s): Larry Taber, David Beebe, Ian Duncan, Kerry Kornfield, Kristen Kroll

Institution: Washington University

GTC Course List Archive

2014

Fall 2014

Molecular, Cellular and Tissue Biomechanics

Instructor(s): Victor Barocas (U Minn), Wonmuk Hwang (Texas A&M), Roger Kamm (MIT) and Muhammad Zaman (Boston University)

Institution: MIT / Minnesota / Texas A&M

Spring 2014

Stem Cell Engineering

Instructor(s): Todd McDevitt

Institution: GA Tech

2013

Spring 2013

Computational & Experimental Approaches in Biological Systems

Instructor(s): Melissa Kemp, James Collins, Wilson Wong, Mo Khalil, Muhammad Zaman

Institution: GA Tech / Boston U

Developmental Biology and Morphodynamics

Instructor(s): Larry Taber, David Beebe, Ian Duncan, Kerry Kornfield, Kristen Kroll

Institution: Washington University

Fall 2013

Principles of Synthetic Biology

Instructor(s): Ron Weiss and Adam Arkin

Institution: MIT and UC-Berkeley

Cell as a Machine

Instructor(s): Michael Sheetz and Hanry Yu

Institution: Columbia University / NUS

2012

Spring 2012

Experimental Methods for Biological Machines

Instructor(s): Rashid Bashir, Minh N. Do, Martha Gillette, Hyun Joon Kong, K. Jimmy Hsia, Deborah Leckband, Gabriel Popescu, Taher Saif, Paul Selvin, Fei Wang, Ning Wang, Yingxiao Wang

Institution: UIUC

Stem Cell Engineering

Instructor(s): Todd McDevitt

Institution: GA Tech

Fall 2012

Molecular, Cellular and Tissue Biomechanics

Instructor(s): Roger Kamm and Krystyn Van Vliet

Institution: MIT / Minnesota / Texas A&M

2011

Fall 2011

Cell as a Machine

Instructor(s): Michael Sheetz and Hanry Yu

Institution: Columbia University / NUS

Principles of Synthetic Biology

Instructor(s): Ron Weiss and Adam Arkin

Institution: MIT & UC-Berkeley