NJCU - Works of Cell Biology

Monday, December 18, 2006

What my cells did this semester.

2006 Cell Biology working groups and coauthors


At January 06, 2007 6:18 AM, Blogger Dr. Arrigo said...

My cells were fortunate to work with an enthusiastic and scholarly group of NJCU Cell Biology students. Such a rich learning community is rare, being a part of it was a gift. My cells laid down memories of Francis's electron transport dance, the micrometry instructions to "...place the slide micrometer scale on the eyepiece micrometer scale such that...to the degree dictated by ...", Dr. Grew's discussion on shmooing, Hector's description of the regulation of the pyruvate dehydrogenase complex, the X-man's seminal contributions to everything, Cesar's confession that he knew binary code, Melissa's 'bossy' tape and clean mouth, Kezang's announcement that Complex II did not pump, Joe's perfect essays, Jennifer as keeper of the Cell Biology t-shirt and master pipette teacher, Luis reserving the pellet from a B-Gal assay, Iffy's excellence in a lab report and Dolores's strong writing and presence as spokesperson for the electron transport chain, Krystal's disappearing DNA, Juan's lecture relative to the prebiotic world and RNA, Amy M's test grades, and Amy O's patience and care in the lab, Vishali and Luis's high yield from a plasmid prep, Michelle's ability to develop a spectrophotometric profile in about 10 seconds flat, Shing-Mei's help with labs, Linda’s gracious nature and photography at our Liberty State Park site. My cells also celebrated life everyday. Thanks to a great bunch of learners!


At January 06, 2007 6:20 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My cells started out on the right ‘track’ this semester at New Jersey City University. It is true that in the beginning the nerve cells were not sure how to adapt to the new environment. They were a little nervous about going to a new school and meeting new people all over again. I have to give credit to my brain cells, though, for picking all of the right classes. My professors were just great and my classmates were wonderful. Besides receiving oxygen and nutrients this semester my brain cells also gained much valuable knowledge from each course. In Cell Biology my cells learned a lot about their own structures and functions. The most memorable part in Dr. Arrigo’s Cell Biology class this semester was performing the process of glycolysis in the front of the room. Everyone had a good laugh while learning more about the glycolytic pathway, the Krebs Cycle and the electron transport chain. I considered myself a visual learner. My cells absorb more information when things are laid out in pictures. Dr. Arrigo’s work at the chalkboard allowed my brain cells to gain a better understanding of complex cellular activities: DNA’s replication, DNA damage and lesion repair, gene expression, etc. My cells enjoy being a member of Dr. Arrigo’s class. There were so many memorable experiences; the late night studying, the Liberty State Park activities, the lab sessions, and getting caught falling asleep. Overall, this was a tough semester but my cells survived and walked off the Cell Biology train on a much higher track than when they first arrived.


Linda Pham, Department of Biology, New Jersey City University


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