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University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Four letter SEA-PHAGES code: UMBC

Location: Baltimore, MD USA

Website: http://www.umbc.edu/

Joined SEA-PHAGES: Cohort 1 (started in 2008)

Buddy school: University of Louisiana at Monroe

Term type: None

Total SEA-PHAGES sections taught: 80

Total SEA-PHAGES students: 1461

UMBC is a dynamic public research university integrating teaching, research and service to benefit the citizens of Maryland. As an Honors University, the campus offers academically talented students a strong undergraduate liberal arts foundation that prepares them for graduate and professional study, entry into the workforce, and community service and leadership. UMBC emphasizes science, engineering, information technology, human services and public policy at the graduate level. UMBC contributes to the economic development of the State and the region through entrepreneurial initiatives, workforce training, K-16 partnerships, and technology commercialization in collaboration with public agencies and the corporate community. UMBC is dedicated to cultural and ethnic diversity, social responsibility and lifelong learning.

SEA-PHAGES Faculty

Primary Faculty Contact

scaruso@umbc.edu

(410) 455-2246

University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Sr. Lecturer

Biological Sciences

http://biology.umbc.edu/directory/faculty/person/RM45122/

Other Faculty Members

erill@umbc.edu

410-455-2470

University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Associate Professor

Biological Sciences

Legal Contact

Olga Aquino
Intellectual Property Coordinator
410-455-5610
oaquino@umbc.edu

Academic Terms

Fall 2020

Start: Aug 27, 2020, End: Dec 08, 2020

We run six sections of twenty: two at a time, three days a week, with open labs throughout the whole week. Three sections will use Streptomyces scabiei, three sections will use Streptomyces mirabilis.

Sections in this Term

Summer 2020

Start: May 26, 2020, End: Jun 19, 2020

Summer 2020 includes the entire SEA PHAGES course offered over four weeks as part of the STEM BUILD at UMBC Initiative: https://stembuild.umbc.edu/

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Spring 2020

Start: Jan 27, 2020, End: May 12, 2020

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Fall 2019

Start: Aug 28, 2019, End: Dec 10, 2019

We run six sections of twenty: two at a time, three days a week, with open labs throughout the whole week. Three sections will use Streptomyces scabiei, three sections will use Streptomyces mirabilis.

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Summer 2019

Start: May 28, 2019, End: Aug 16, 2019

Summer 2019 includes Bioinformatics sections offered in both the first and second half of the summer (SSI and SSII) at UMBC, and in SPAIN.

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Spring 2019

Start: Jan 28, 2019, End: May 14, 2019

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Fall 2018

Start: Aug 29, 2018, End: Dec 11, 2018

We run six sections of twenty: two at a time, three days a week, with open labs throughout the whole week. Three sections will use Streptomyces scabiei, three sections will use Streptomyces mirabilis.

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Summer 2018

Start: Jun 14, 2018, End: Aug 17, 2018

There are two courses in the summer.__ The first is the In Silico course being offered as part of the Biology and Spanish Language in Barcelona Spain, study abroad program. (6/14 - 7/28)__ The second is supported by the STEM BUILD at UMBC Initiative through the National Institute of General Medical Sciences. The entire In Situ and In Silico course is given in three intensive weeks (7/31 - 8/17).

Sections in this Term

Spring 2018

Start: Jan 29, 2018, End: May 15, 2018

24 students will meed twice a week for two hour session in a dedicated computer lab.

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Fall 2017

Start: Aug 30, 2017, End: Dec 12, 2017

We run six sections of twenty: two at a time, three days a week, with open labs throughout the whole week. Three sections use Bacillus thuringiensis, three sections will use Streptomyces.

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Spring 2017

Start: Jan 30, 2017, End: May 16, 2017

24 students will meed twice a week for two hour session in a dedicated computer lab.

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Fall 2016

Start: Aug 31, 2016, End: Dec 13, 2016

6 sections of 20. Each section will investigate both Bacillus thuringiensis Kurstaki and Streptomyces griseus griseus, approximately 50/50.

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Summer 2016

Start: Aug 01, 2016, End: Aug 19, 2016

Supported by the STEM BUILD at UMBC Initiative through the National Institute of General Medical Sciences. The entire In Situ course is given in three intensive weeks.

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Spring 2016

Start: Jan 25, 2016, End: May 09, 2016

This is the in silico portion of the lab. We will be investigating both S. griseus and B. thuringiensis phage during this semester.

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Fall Semester 2015

Start: Aug 26, 2015, End: Dec 08, 2015

Six sections of 20 students

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Spring Semester 2015

Start: Jan 26, 2015, End: May 12, 2015

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Fall 2014

Start: Aug 27, 2014, End: Dec 09, 2014

Six sections of 20 students

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Spring 2014

Start: Jan 27, 2014, End: May 12, 2014

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Fall 2013

Start: Aug 30, 2013, End: Dec 06, 2013

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Spring 2013

Start: Jan 28, 2013, End: May 13, 2013

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Fall 2012

Start: Aug 31, 2012, End: Dec 07, 2012

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Spring 2011

Start: Jan 26, 2011, End: May 09, 2011

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Fall 2010

Start: Sep 01, 2010, End: Dec 13, 2010

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Spring 2010

Start: Jan 27, 2010, End: May 10, 2010

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Fall 2009

Start: Sep 03, 2009, End: Dec 14, 2009

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Spring 2009

Start: Jan 26, 2009, End: May 11, 2009

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Fall 2008

Start: Aug 28, 2008, End: Dec 09, 2008

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Institution Addresses

Current Mailing Address

Steven Caruso

University of Maryland, Baltimore County

UMBC

Department of Biological Sciences

BS462

Baltimore, MD 21250

USA

Current Shipping Address

Steven Caruso

University of Maryland, Baltimore County

UMBC

Department of Biological Sciences

Baltimore, MD 21250

USA

Upcoming Events

Submit Genome Annotations for Quality Control

May 1, 2020

Recent Events

Bioinformatics Workshop

December 9, 2019 to December 13, 2019

2019 Bioinformatics Workshop

December 9, 2019 to December 13, 2019