Michael Keller

Lecturer

Contact

Email:kellermi@umd.edu 

Office Phone: 301.405.5446

Office Address: 3208 HJP Building

URL: http://www.terpconnect.umd.edu/~kellermi/Home.html

Research Interests

• Genome organization and fate of duplicate genes

• Ectodermal fate determination during early embryogenesis
• Adaptation of molecular methods for laboratory teaching applications

Recent Publications

Lemke, H.D., and Keller, M.J. (2014) Building rubrics for graded lab assignments: A helping hand up a steep slope. In     Tested studies for laboratory teaching (K. McMahon, Editor) Proceedings of the 35th Workshop/Conference of the Association for Biology Laboratory Education, 35: 232-239.

Keller, M.J. (2013) Incorporating polyacrylamide electrophoresis of model enzymes into scenario based labs investigating protein structure-function relationships. In Tested studies for laboratory teaching, Volume 34 (K. McMahon, Editor). Proceedings of the 34th Workshop/Conference of the Association for Biology Laboratory Education, 34: 322-326.

Keller, M.J. (2012) Tricks and tips for turbo-charging and student-proofing standard protocols. In Tested studies for laboratory teaching, Volume 33 (K. Clase, Editor). Proceedings of the 33nd Workshop/Conference of the Association for Biology Laboratory Education, 33: 278-284.

Keller, M.J. (2011) Thinking in three dimensions: An exploration of analytical methods for optical sections from confocal microscopy using ImageJ. In Tested studies for laboratory teaching, Volume 32 (K. Clase, Editor). Proceedings of the 32nd Workshop/Conference of the Association for Biology Laboratory Education, 32: 370-376.

Thompson, K.V., Nelson, K.C., Marbach-Ad, G., Keller, M., and Fagan, W.F. (2010) Online interactive teaching modules enhance quantitative proficiency of introductory biology students. CBE-Life Sciences Education, 9: 277-283.

Keller, M.J., and Gilliam, C. (2010) Manipulation of yeast respiration using acetic acid to demonstrate the Scientific Method. In Tested studies for laboratory teaching, Volume 31 (K. Clase, Editor). Proceedings of the 31st Workshop/Conference of the Association for Biology Laboratory Education, 485-494.

Keller, M.J., and Chitnis, A.B. (2007). Insights into the evolutionary history of the vertebrate zic3 locus from a teleost-specific zic6 gene in the zebrafish, Danio rerio. Development, Genes, and Evolution, 217: 541-547.

Education

Ph. D. University of Missouri, 2000.

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