Acting out Science

All too often we read about a biological process, and even though there may be a picture that shows us how a specific molecular mechanism works, it can be confusing–and even worse–boring.

NOT TODAY! Our class worked on turning biological processes into fun and entertaining plays!

We did our research, wrote our scripts, designed our props, and had a bunch of fun along the way.

 

We have liftoff! How Listeria uses actin rockets to infect new cells:

 

We got AMPed up describing how the innate immune system shoots bacteria with tiny antimicrobial peptides:

 

We took the phage to the stage to explain how bacterial viruses, called bacteriophages, can be used to kill antibiotic-resistant bacteria:

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