Andrea Pesce


Year Started at JMU: 1992
Contact Info

Research Description

I am instructional faculty and a lab coordinator for the introductory biology courses. I was part of the team that redesigned the latest introductory curriculum launched in 2016. I teach the introductory course covering evolution, organismal structure/function and ecology. We designed a new first semester lab that is primarily a CURE (Course-based Undergraduate Research Experiences). As a coordinator of this lab, I am responsible for lab set-up, writing lab materials, and training its many instructors.

  •  Organisms (BIO 114)

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  • MS in Biology, 1982, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
  • BA in Biology, 1979, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
  • Hyman, O.J., Doyle, E.A., Harsh, J., Mott, J., Pesce, A., Rasoul, B., Seifert, K., and Enke, R.A. 2019. CURE-all: Large Scale Implementation of Authentic DNA Barcoding Research into First-Year Biology Curriculum. CourseSource. DOI: 10.24918/cs.2019.10.
  • Hyman OJ, Pesce A, Doyle E, Enke RA. 2018. "Intro to DNA Subway Blue Line". Network for Integrating Bioinformatics into Life Sciences Education (NIBLSE) Online Incubator.
  • Author of many labs and editor for BIO114 (Organisms) introductory lab manual used 2002 -2016. Some of these labs are now part of the Biology Library at Hayden McNeil publisher, where they continue to be used by other colleges.

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