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  • Batzli, Janet M. 2005. A Unique Approach? Four Semesters of Biology Core Curriculum. CBE Life Sciences Education 4: 123–137. pdf

  • Batzli, Janet M., Knight, J. K., Hartley, L.M., Maskiewicz, A.C., Desy, E.A. 2016. Crossing the Threshold:Bringing Biological Variation to the Foreground. CBE-Life Science Education 15. pdf 

  • Batzli, Janet M., Smith, A. R., Williams, P.H., McGee, S.A., Dosa, K., and Pfammatter, J. 2014. Beyond Punnett squares: Student word association and explanations of phenotypic variation through an integrative quantitative genetics unit investigating anthocyanin inheritance and expression in Brassica rapa Fast Plants. CBE-Life Science Education 13:410-424. pdf 

  • Burgess, Ann B. 2002. Cooperative Learning: Moving from Theory to Practice in a Class of 80 Students Biocene 28(3): 3-8. pdf

  • Cox-Paulson, E.A., Grana, T.M., Harris, M.A., Batzli, J.M. 2012. Studying Human Disease Genes in C. elegans: A Molecular Genetics Laboratory Project CBE Life Sciences Education 11(2): 165-179. pdf

  • Forbes-Lorman, R., Harris, M.A., Chang, W.S., Dent, E.W., Nordheim, E.V., Franzen, M.A. 2016. Physical models have gender-specific effects on student understanding of protein structure-function relationships. Biochem & Molecular Biology Education 44:326-335. doi:10.1002/bmb.20956. pdf

  • Harris, Michelle A., Peck, R. F., Colton, S., Morris, J. Neto, E. C. and Kallio, J. 2009. A Combination of Hand-held Models and Computer Imaging Programs Helps Students Answer Oral Questions about Molecular Structure and Function: A Controlled Investigation of Student Learning CBE Life Sciences Education 8: 29–43. pdf 

  • McGee, Seth and Gagnon, D. 2014. Biocore Prairie Plant ID App for mobile devices

  • Myers, Marcella J. and Burgess, A. B. 2003. Inquiry-based laboratory course improves students’ ability to design experiments and interpret data. Advances in Physiology Education 27 (1): 26–33, 2003. pdf

  • Phillips, Allison R., Robertson, A. L., Batzli, J. M., Harris, M. A. and Miller, S. 2008.Aligning Goals, Assessments, and Activities: An Approach to Teaching PCR and Gel Electrophoresis CBE—Life Sciences Education 7: 96–106. pdf

  • Prunuske, A. J., Batzli, J.M., Howell, E. A., Miller S. 2012. Using online lectures to make time for active learning. Genetics 192:67-72.pdf

  • Remsburg, A.J., Harris, M.A., Batzli, J.M.2014. Statistics across the curriculum using an interactive approach in an inquiry-based lab sequence. J College Science Teaching 44(2):72-81. pdf

  • Robertson, Amber L. and Phillips, Allison R. 2008. Integrating PCR Theory and Bioinformatics into a research-oriented primer design exercise CBE—Life Sciences Education Vol. 7, 89–95. pdf