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.
Nontuberculous Mycobacteria diversity and abundance in the environment and its connection to climate and climate change
Offered Fall semester. Next offering Fall 2023view project
Design to Data. How is enzymatic function linked to structure?
Offered Spring semester. Next offering Spring 2023view project
Past CURE Projects
news and updates
Five students in in Assistant Professor Carolina Mehaffy’s laboratory research course highlight how the CURE lab allows students to learn a suite of crucial laboratory skills.
The department will launch MIP 401, a course-based experience that will allow students to take a scientific project from hypothesis to data analysis in a dedicated lab space.
CURE Lab: Microbiology room B228
Grace Borlee - Microbiology B104
Traci Kinkel - Microbiology B222A
Carolina Mehaffy - Microbiology B107