Weekly Paper Presentations

In SCRB 167, "Stem Cells and Regeneration in the Pathobiology and Treatment of Human Disease," students present academic papers in weekly sections. 

Before the presentations, students are required to read the paper, analyze its strength and weaknesses, and prepare discussion questions. Then, in the hour-long, weekly section, students present research articles. Each student prepares a powerpoint and discussion questions and leads his or her peers through the articles (which everyone has read). Students are encouraged to meet with the TF ahead of time to work on how to deliver an effective presentation and receive tips on encouraging discussion. Most students do very well here, but there is variation in how engaged the students are in sections.

Graduate student Anne Cherry recommends finding papers the students haven't read before, as they have run into a problem of students having seen the papers in previous classes.