CURE stands for Course-Based Undergraduate Research Experiences. The CURE Lab is a specially equipped lab for undergraduate research. In this lab, CURE courses such as MIP401 are possible. In these courses, students engage in an authentic research project where they work under the guidance of an instructor as their mentor. Students gain valuable research and technical skills while working on an impactful project with applications for the scientific community or at-large local, national or international community. Students experience ownership of their project and also gain science communication skills during a poster presentation at the end of the semester.

CURE Lab Facilities

The CURE lab is located in B228 in the Microbiology building. The lab is modeled after a traditional research lab and is equipped with equipment and supplies for Microbiology research and related fields. Equipment includes: several Thermal Cyclers, Gel Doc Imaging system, 2 biosafety cabinets, 3 incubators, including a CO2 incubator, nanodrop, and electrophoresis chambers for nucleic acids and protein separation, among others.

research project

Nontuberculous Mycobacteria diversity and abundance in the environment and its connection to climate and climate change

Offered Fall semester. Next offering Fall 2023

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research project

Design to Data. How is enzymatic function linked to structure?

Offered Spring semester. Next offering Spring 2023

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70% of students work in a research laboratory
3 dozen+ ongoing clinical trials at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital
$258 million in research expenditures in FY2018

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CURE Lab: Microbiology room B228

Instructor Offices:
Grace Borlee - Microbiology B104
Traci Kinkel - Microbiology B222A
Carolina Mehaffy - Microbiology B107

(970) 491-2091