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Welcome! My name is Danielle DeFever and I am a Science Lab Instructional Assistant for the Life Sciences Department at the Petaluma SRJC campus. I am often here during normal hours; preparing for lab classes, working on projects and maintaining the lab. I am also here to help the instructors and most importantly, I am here to assist you with whatever you may need with your Biology class. So please come by and see me!


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FALL AND SPRING SEMESTERS

"I am not here to tell you what to know, I am here to teach you how to learn."

- My Favorite College Professor

Review Day and science lab classes are to teach you to put your classroom knowledge and the scientific method to the test. This is why the instructor does not give you answers or check your work. It is your responsibility to work together and with the instructor to to find the answers through experiments and experience in the lab. This is as close to the real world as you get in school! I will not tell you the answers, but I will discuss the concepts with you so you can guide yourself to the answers. This teaches you important skills for the future; critical thinking and logic, desecration of information, and application of the scientific method. It is important to develop good lab practices and the ability to guide yourself to any place your curiosity leads.


Review Day Format
For this very first review day, we will meet in lab classroom 313 anytime from 9a.m. until 5p.m.. Come and go as you please! This Review Day will cover the first three labs: Concepts, Water and Enzyme Labs. This first Lab exam is known to be very challenging, as you may be unfamiliar with the format that the instructors introduce to you . There is a lot of subject matter and it may be a little overwhelming. What I want to do is to make the information much more solid and organized for you when you get into the exam.
The Format:::
1. I will have the lab set-up with some of the important lab set-ups. I will ask you questions that I feel are important for you to understand deeply. It is a time to practice answering questions about the concepts, while discussing with your classmates and myself.
2. I will set aside time to discuss in group, questions about your lab manual and clear up anything you may not understand fully.
I want to let you know however, I am not here to tell you the answers, I am here to guide you so YOU can find the answers. This is the most important skill in science; not necessarily knowing the figures and facts by heart and memorizing vocabulary. It is about curiosity, asking the right questions and the ability to decipher good information from non-reliable information.
I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE YOU ALL!

Review Day :::: Dates and Times:::  Fall 2017
  • REVIEW DAY 1: Friday, September 15, 2017, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

  • REVIEW DAY 2: Friday, October 13, 2017,  9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

  • REVIEW DAY 3: Friday, December 8, 2017,  9 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Office hours and contacting me

My general schedule is Monday through Friday, from about 9a.m. to about 3p.m.. I can be reached by phone or email during those times, though email is usually more efficient if you need a quick answer. If you need, call or email me and we can set up an office visit.

 

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science in Molecular and Cell Biology 

Sonoma State University ::: 2005

Associate of Science - General Education

Santa Rosa Junior College ::: 2002

 

OTHER EXPERIENCE

The Buck Institute for the Research on Aging - Kennedy Lab ::: 2014 to 2015

A super fun lab rat experience under the direct guidance of Dr. Mark McCormick in the Kennedy Lab. We deleted genes, I mean a lot of genes in Saccharomyces cerevisiae with the goal of studying the effect of gene deletion on lifespan. 

Other Experience ::: 2005 to 2010

I taught grade school to high school level ESL and science in Taipei, Taiwan. I also assisted in writing, development, and execution of the school curriculum.

Romburg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies ::: 2004

Under the instruction and guidance of Dr. Carlos Crocker and graduate student, Rosalee M. Nguyen from San Francisco State University, I assisted on a project to study the effects of substrate composition on foraging success and behavior of larval green sturgeon Acipenser medirostris.

Bio 10 Resources

Concepts Water Enzyme Scopes & Cells
Mitosis Meiosis Genetics Evolution
Protists & Pond Fungi Plant Animal

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1. Concepts Lab

 

 

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2. Water Lab

 

 

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3. Enzyme Lab

 

 

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4. Scopes & Cells Lab

 

 

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5. Mitosis Lab

 

 

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6. Meiosis Lab

 

 

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7. Genetics Lab

 

 

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8. Evolution Lab

 

 

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  • Evolution Review Material - No Review Material

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9. Protists & Pondwater Lab

 

 

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10. Fungi Lab

 

 

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Fun Fungi Articles



Amazing Advanced Webinar in 2 parts

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11. Plant Lab

 

 

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12. Animal Lab

 

 

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Micro 60 Resources

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Micro 5 Resources

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