[Coral-List] Coral Histopathology Course This Summer

Esther Peters estherpeters at verizon.net
Sun Apr 21 09:29:20 EDT 2013

I will present a modified coral tissue slide reading workshop this 
summer as a 3-credit graduate-level course at Nova Southeastern 
University's (NSU) Oceanographic Center:

       Corals from the Inside Out: Comparative Histopathology

Course Number:      OCMB 6460 (OD1) CRN -- 52853; BMME 8040 (OD1) CRN -- 
52951; MEVS 5155 (OD1) CRN - 52861

This course presents the microscopic anatomy of scleractinian corals and 
gorgonians (Phylum Cnidaria, Class Anthozoa) to support studies on their 
ecology, physiology, reproduction, biochemistry, systematics, molecular 
biology/genetics, immunology, embryology, and pathology. Topics covered 
include histology; coral diseases; sample collection, preservation, 
processing, and histoslide preparation (lecture and discussion only, no 
laboratory); and slide reading of healthy and diseased specimens using 
light microscopy and virtual microscopy. The course begins May 13 with 
online readings, research, and assignments, and then students will meet 
at NSUOC for one week of full-time lecture and laboratory sessions July 
22-26; the course ends August 2. Participants may bring histoslides from 
their own research to share with the group and discuss with Dr. Peters.

Non-NSU students can contact Melissa Dore (missy at nova.edu) to learn how 
to register. The cost is $2,910 for the 3-credit course, $1,455 to audit 
the course (plus registration and lab fees). Students not living in the 
area can reserve a hotel room at a discounted rate, but will be 
responsible for all travel, hotel, and meal expenses. No scholarships 
are available.

Esther Peters
Adjunct Faculty, Nova Southeastern University
epeters at nova.edu

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