[Coral-List] 2015 Summer Coral Histopathology Course

Esther Peters estherpeters at verizon.net
Fri Mar 6 17:57:13 EST 2015

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 

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 11 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. Participants may bring histoslides from 
their own research to share with the group and discuss with Dr. Peters. 
Registration begins March 16.

Non-NSU students should contact Melissa Dore (missy at nova.edu) NOW 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 are available.

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

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