Teaching

Bio 110: The Cell

Upper division course for students in bio major. The course covers fundamental principles of cell biology, at the microscopic and molecular levels, on the structure and physiological properties of the cell, including its organelles, energy extraction and storage, signal transduction, and cell cycle. Major topics covered in this course include: the theory of some laboratory techniques used in cell biology research, structure and function of the plasma membrane, membrane transport, protein trafficking, the cytoskeleton, signal transduction pathways, and cell division and proliferation.

QSB 211: Advanced Neurobiology – Neurodevelopment and Cell Signaling

This is an advanced level course for graduate students with a background in fundamental Neuroscience. The course is designed to introduce principles in neurodevelopment across several scales of neurobiology, including molecular and cellular biology, organ patterning and tissue formation.  It focuses on illustration of how the organism integrates these principles to instruct the formation of the nervous system. Students will practice their oral communication skills during presentation of research literature, and hone their writing skills with a writing project.

QSB 298: Directed group study – Neurobiology journal club and joint lab meeting

Weekly journal club on neuroscience literature. Monthly joint lab meeting among four neurobiology labs.

Outreach

2021: CCBM virtual summer camp for K-12 students, “What is DNA and how to build a double helix model with straws and tapes”

2019: presentation in the STEAM center at Merced school district, “Human brain: what does it do and how does it look like?”

2018: Dr. Ge is teaching 2nd grade students in Chenoweth elementary school to extract DNA from strawberries.