Designed to provide area teachers with key professional development in biotechnology, the program offered participants concepts and lesson plans to integrate biotechnology into their curriculum. Hands-on activities included advanced lab methods and technical skills in cell culture, immunofluorescence and DNA isolation. Participants also obtained the background to teach an introductory biotechnology course at the college level.
The program was led by Jackie Crisman, associate professor of biology and coordinator of JCC’s biotechnology program; Ellen Lehning, associate professor of biology; and Cole Sanders, laboratory technician.
Participants included Linda Morton, Ripley; Margaret Jolles, Silver Creek; Jennifer McMaster, Jamestown; Ken Franzen, Falconer; Wendy Morgan, Cuba-Rushford; and Lois and Stephen Crozier, Johnsonburg (Pa.)
JCC’s biotechnology degree program, established in 2008, prepares students for transfer to four-year colleges.
Linda Morton, Ripley Central School science teacher, is shown culturing lymphocytes in a laminar flow hood as Ellen Lehning, JCC, associate professor of biology offers instructions during a one-week training course at JCC.