[Coral-List] REMINDER: 2015 Summer Coral Histopathology Course
estherpeters at verizon.net
Tue Apr 14 21:11:15 EDT 2015
The 3-credit graduate-level course, "Corals from the Inside Out:
Comparative Histopathology," will be presented this summer at Nova
Southeastern University's (NSU) Oceanographic Center, beginning May 11.
Registration is open now!
Information is available at
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 with online
readings, research, and assignments, and then students will meet at
NSUOC for one week of full-time lecture and laboratory sessions July
13-17 (with final exam on the 17th); students complete assignments
before the course ends July 31, submitting them to Dr. Peters by e-mail
for grading. Participants may bring histoslides from their own research
to share with the group and discuss with Dr. Peters.
Non-NSU students need to contact Melissa Dore (missy at nova.edu) to learn
how to register and complete the paperwork. The cost is $3,294 for the
3-credit course or $1,647 to audit the course, plus application ($50),
registration ($25), and lab ($10) fees. Students not living in the area
can reserve a hotel room at a discounted rate (please contact Corinne
Lee, lcorinne at nova.edu, to obtain information on lodging), but will be
responsible for all travel, hotel, and meal expenses. No scholarships
Esther Peters, Ph.D.
Nova Southeastern University
epeters at nova.edu
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