Using the laboratory skills and thorough background in biology they gained at MMC, alumnae Victoria McIlrath and Alice Trye developed a teaching activity to help instruct undergraduate biology students about cell biology and experimental cell culture. McIlrath and Trye are co-first authors on the paper “Using Mouse Mammary Tumor Cells to Teach Core Biology Concepts: A Simple Lab Module,” which was published on June 8th, 2015, in the Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE). JoVE provides a unique forum for dissemination of scientific information through videos that demonstrate lab protocols and techniques. McIlrath and Trye filmed the video segment for the journal on January 20th in the MMC Biology lab.
McIlrath and Trye both conducted research with Dr. Ann Aguanno, who is also an author on the paper. Publication of this research in the cutting-edge JoVE journal is a clear demonstration of the multimedia emphasis in the liberal arts programs at MMC, with scientific methods and principles presented both in traditional written form and on film.