Laurel F. Appel
Adjunct Associate Professor of Biology,
Director, Wesleyan McNair Program,
Programs Coordinator, Wesleyan Hughes Program in the Life Sciences
(Genetics) from University of California at Berkeley
M.S. (Biophysical Chemistry) from University of California at Berkeley
A.B. (Chemistry) from Oberlin College
Contact Information and Office Hours:
Mondays 11:00 - 12:00 pm,
Wednesdays 1:10 - 2:00 pm,
or by appointment.
- Biol 108: Human Cloning (Not currently
- Biol 150: Introduction to Genes and Genomes
210: Genomics: Modern Genetics, Bioinformatics, and the Human Genome Project (Fall 2008) Course Description Course Webpage
Public Science and Outreach:
Advisor to Liz Lerman/Dance Exchange production, Ferocious
Beauty: Genome, and in continuing workshops for students and teachers
on Science and Dance and Embodied Learning, and member of Feet to the Fire Planning Committee.)
- Science advisor and liason to Prospect Math/Science Program of the Wesleyan/Middletown Public Schools Collaborative.
Street Arts Center's Sunday Salon Series "Recycled Art and Grocery Store Science: Fostering
Creativity in Children"
Science Workshops at Green
Street Arts Center, various local schools and libraries.
Science Kids (ASK), Wesleyan's Science Outreach volunteer group.
the First Draft: where the Genome Project is taking us." An
Explanation and Discussion for the Wesleyan Community and interested
Public. Panel Discussion by faculty from 8 different departments on the
meaning of the Genome Project, and how it affects our lives, research,
and teaching. Repeated as WeSeminar for parents and alumni.
- Genomics Links
-- An annotated list of good Web resources for Genomics and other
genetics/bioethics/biomedical sites, for the interested NON-expert. (For
PIMMS, WeSeminar attendees, and general public).
- Experiments you can do
at home: Tried and true experiments from WesWIS outreach and my own
visits to schools, scouts, and libraries.
- K-12 Science Links --
A less-well annotated list of Web resources for math and science
activities for kids, and their parents and teachers.
Genetics. How gene expression is
regulated and coordinated in the developing Drosophila embryo.
(And how the same genes and regulatory circuitry are recycled in more
complex but flight-impaired organisms, such as humans.)
Copyright 2000-2009 Laurel F.
Appel, last updated 5Feb09 LFA