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Kerri M. Carlson

Clinical Faculty
Degree
Ph.D. Duke University
Office
OWS 255C
Phone
(651) 962-5222
Toll Free
(800) 328-6819, Ext. 2-5222
Fax
651-962-5201
Mail
OWS 352
University of St. Thomas
2115 Summit Ave.
Saint Paul MN 55105

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

I am a human geneticist that is interested in using the zebrafish (a small, freshwater fish) as a model organism to study the genetics of development and disease.   Specifically, my  research has focused on the genetics of brain and eye development.  In addition, I am also interested in developing the zebrafish as a tool to use in the K-12 science classroom.

 

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

  • Carlson K, Turvold Celotta D, Curran E, Marcus M, and Loe M. (2016) Assessing the impact of a Multi-Disciplinary Peer-Led Team Learning Program on Undergraduate STEM Education. Journal of University Teaching & Learning Practice.  13(1).
  • Cavallin, JE, Schroeder AL, Jensen KM, Villeneuve DL, Blackwell BR, Carlson K, Kahl MD, LaLone CA, Randolph EC and Ankley GT. (2015) Evaluation of whole-mount in situ hybridization as a tool for pathway-based toxicological research with early-life stage fathead minnows. Aquatic Toxicology.  169: 19-26. 

 

J-Term 2019 Courses

J-Term 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location

Spring 2019 Courses

Spring 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
BIOL 208 - 04 Biological Comm & Energetics M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 MHC 205

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1055 - 1200

Location:

MHC 205

Course Registration Number:

20770 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Kerri M. Carlson

The purpose of this course is to introduce the structure and function of cells, and how structure and function drives organismal physiology and diversity. By the end of this course, through lecture and laboratory exercises, students should have an understanding of the basic components of cells, how cells and organisms transfer genetic information to future generations, how communication is integral to cellular and organismal function, and how cells and organisms generate and process energy to drive physiological functions. In addition, students will continue to improve skills for scientific inquiry through activities designed to increase familiarity with the scientific literature and science terminology, improve skills to design and critically analyze experiments, foster ability to work with a scientific team, and provide opportunities to improve scientific writing. Any one topic covered in this course has enough material for a course of its own. However, this course will give basic overview of a series of selected topics that are meant to introduce students to the vast field of cellular and organismal biology and the use of biological science in life. Prerequisite: Concurrent or previous enrollment in CHEM 112 or CHEM 115 and C- or above in BIOL 207

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
BIOL 360 - 51 Genetics / Lab - T - - - - - 1330 - 1730 OWS 263

Days of Week:

- T - - - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1730

Location:

OWS 263

Course Registration Number:

20765 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

0 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Kerri M. Carlson

This course focuses on a detailed consideration of specific topics in transmission, molecular, and population genetics. Eukaryotic and prokaryotic systems are discussed and genetic reasoning and analysis will be emphasized. Four laboratory hours per week. Prerequisites: CHEM 201 or STAT 310, plus BIOL 207, BIOL 208 and a minimum grade of C- in BIOL 209.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
BIOL 360 - 52 Genetics / Lab M - - - - - - 1335 - 1735 OWS 263

Days of Week:

M - - - - - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1735

Location:

OWS 263

Course Registration Number:

20766 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

0 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Kerri M. Carlson

This course focuses on a detailed consideration of specific topics in transmission, molecular, and population genetics. Eukaryotic and prokaryotic systems are discussed and genetic reasoning and analysis will be emphasized. Four laboratory hours per week. Prerequisites: CHEM 201 or STAT 310, plus BIOL 207, BIOL 208 and a minimum grade of C- in BIOL 209.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
BIOL 360 - L01 Genetics M - W - F - - 0815 - 0920 OWS LL54

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0815 - 0920

Location:

OWS LL54

Course Registration Number:

20764 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Kerri M. Carlson

This course focuses on a detailed consideration of specific topics in transmission, molecular, and population genetics. Eukaryotic and prokaryotic systems are discussed and genetic reasoning and analysis will be emphasized. Four laboratory hours per week. Prerequisites: CHEM 201 or STAT 310, plus BIOL 207, BIOL 208 and a minimum grade of C- in BIOL 209.

Schedule Details

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Summer 2019 Courses

Summer 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
BIOL 110 - 01 Genetics and Society - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

30499 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Kerri M. Carlson

Genetics is a rapidly evolving field of science that is continually changing the face of medicine, agriculture, and environmental health. In this course, students explore this area by learning the basic principles of genetics, modern technologies and practices, and its societal applications and implications. This is an on-line lecture and at home, hands on lab experience. There will be no in-person meetings, though there will be collaborative work. The course fulfills the Natural Science, Mathematical & Quantitative Not open to biology majors or students who have completed BIOL 101, BIOL 105, or BIOL 106. 4.000 Credit hours

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