[Coral-List] Coral Histopathology Course This Summer

Esther Peters estherpeters at verizon.net
Tue Mar 4 21:59:57 EST 2014

I will again present the 3-credit graduate-level course at Nova Southeastern University's (NSU) Oceanographic Center:

     Corals from the Inside Out: Comparative Histopathology

Information is available at http://www.nova.edu/ocean/course-pages/Coral_from_inside_out.html

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 14-18 (with final exam on the 18th); students complete assignments before the course ends August 1. Participants may bring histoslides from their own research to share with the group and discuss with Dr. Peters.

Registration begins March 24. Non-NSU students should contact Melissa Dore (missy at nova.edu) NOW to learn how to register and complete the paperwork. The cost is $2,999 for the 3-credit course or $1,499.50 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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