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Interdisciplinary research and the undergraduate biology student

Nature Structural & Molecular Biology volume 11, pages 11701172 (2004) | Download Citation

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With scientific research becoming more interdisciplinary, it is important to consider changing the way we teach undergraduates about science.

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I thank G. Hartzog for stimulating discussions and Y. Mandel-Gutfreund and S. Srinivasan for their expert mentorship of undergraduate researchers.

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  1. The author is in the Department of Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology, University of California, Santa Cruz, California 95064, USA. ares@biology.ucsc.edu

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