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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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Review Days

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

Approximate Hours:

M 9:00 - 3:00 / In the Tutorial Center 3:00 - 7:00 PM

T 9:00 - 3:00 / In the Tutorial Center 3:00 - 7:00 PM

W 9:00 - 3:00 / In the Tutorial Center 3:00 - 7:00 PM

TH 9:00 - 5:00

F 9:00 - 12:30 (Except on Review Days, I'm here alllll day)

 

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.

Contact Information is at the top of this page.

 

EXPERIENCE

Senior Instructional Assistant at Santa Rosa Junior College -  College Skills Department ::::: September 2017 to present

Looking to broaden my skill set and help more students through the College Skills Department. I tutor students in Bio logy, Chemistry, Math, and English

Science Lab Instructional Assistant at Santa Rosa Junior College  - Biological Sciences Department::::: June, 2015 to present

I learn just as much every year as my students. I am always looking to improve myself and look for more impactful ways to assist students in their academic success.

Research at 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. 

Teaching Experience at Head Start / Jump Start - Taipei, Taiwan ::: 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.

Research at Romberg 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. I later wrote my senior thesis based on this experience.

C.U.R.E. (Curriculum-Based Undergraduate Research Experience) on Sudden Oak Death at Sonoma State University ::: 2003 and 2004

Data Collection for the study of and the impacts from Sudden Oak Death. This gave me experience and confidence to find my own research experience outside of my school.


ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE

Bachelor of Science in Molecular and Cell Biology 

Sonoma State University ::: 2005

Associate of Science - General Education

Santa Rosa Junior College ::: 2002


OTHER THINGS ABOUT ME

I like my animals, I have two dogs and a cat. I like to hike, to be outdoors, music, and I love to travel. I firmly believe that there are just too many places to travel to in this world. I'm pretty curious about the world as a whole and I really believe that it is a quality that brought me to the Biological Sciences. I love finding out how things work and I still ask "why?" all the time. I love to share these things and learn from the people around me.


Review Material and Practice question PDF files are available to download every Friday. Review articles and videos, links, and fun science stuff are ALWAYS available! Scroll down and check it out!

 

 

Concepts Lab Review Material

 View or Download here

​ *Pro Tip! When studying, try to explain the concepts out loud.*

Links

Videos

  .... and more videos

Research It!

  • Google Scholar - Research database for peer reviewed articles and scholarly literature.
  • SRJC Library Databases If you are on the SRJC campus, look through all of these amazing databases to complete any research that interests you

 


Water Lab Review Material

View or Download Here

*Pro Tip! When studying, try to explain the concepts out loud.*

Links

Videos

More Videos

Research it!

  • Google Scholar - Research database for peer reviewed articles and scholarly literature.
  • SRJC Library Databases If you are on the SRJC campus, look through all of these amazing databases to complete any research that interests you

 


Enzyme Lab Review Material

View or Download Here

:::::::COME TO REVIEW DAY!!!! Friday, September 15, 9a.m. to 5p.m. Come and go as you please::::::

Links


Videos

Research IT!

  • Google Scholar - Research database for peer reviewed articles and scholarly literature.
  • SRJC Library Databases If you are on the SRJC campus, look through all of these amazing databases to complete any research that interests you.

 

 







SECTION 2

Scopes & Cells Review Material

View or Download Here

Links


Videos

Review Exercize 1 in the Scopes & Cells Lab while following along with this video

...MORE VIEDOS

Research It!

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  • SRJC Library Databases If you are on the SRJC campus, look through all of these amazing databases to complete any research that interests you

View and Download

*Pro Tip! When studying, try to explain the concepts out loud.*

Links and Resources

MOVE VIDEOS

Research it!

  • Google Scholar - Research database for peer reviewed articles and scholarly literature.
  • SRJC Library Databases If you are on the SRJC campus, look through all of these amazing databases to complete any research that interests you.

 

 

View and Download

  • Meiosis Review Material - View or Download HERE on FRI, OCT 13
  • Download and print Meiosis practice sheets

*Pro Tip! When studying, try to explain the concepts out loud.*

Links and Resources


MORE VIDEOS

Research it!

  • Google Scholar - Research database for peer reviewed articles and scholarly literature.
  • SRJC Library Databases If you are on the SRJC campus, look through all of these amazing databases to complete any research that interests you.








View and Download

  • Review Material - View or Download HERE on FRI, OCT 27

*Pro Tip! When studying, try to explain the concepts out loud.**

Links and Resources

Research it!

 


8. Evolution Lab

 

 

SECTION 3

View and Download

  • Evolution Review Material - No Review Material

Links and Resources

Research it!

 


9. Protists & Pondwater Lab

 

 

SECTION 3 

View and Download

  • Protist & Pondwater Review Material - View or Download HERE on FRI, NOV 10

Links and Resources


Research it!

  • Google Scholar - Research database for peer reviewed articles and scholarly literature.
  • SRJC Library Databases If you are on the SRJC campus, look through all of these amazing databases to complete any research that interests you.

 


10. Fungi Lab

 

 

SECTION 3

View and Download

  • Fungi Review Material - View or Download HERE on FRI, NOV 17

Links and Resources


Fun Fungi Articles



Amazing Advanced Webinar in 2 parts

Extra Fun Links and Research Resources

 

 


11. Plant Lab

 

 

SECTION 3

View and Download

  • Plant Review Material - View or Download HERE on FRI, DEC 1

Links and Resources

  • Coming Soon!

Research it!

 


12. Animal Lab

 

 

SECTION 3

View and Download

  • Fungi Review Material - View or Download HERE on FRI, DEC 8

Links and Resources

  • Coming Soon!

Research it!

  • Google Scholar - Research database for peer reviewed articles and scholarly literature.
  • SRJC Library Databases If you are on the SRJC campus, look through all of these amazing databases to complete any research that interests you.


Micro 60 Resources

Fun Links
Class Resources
  • Coming Soon!
Research it!
  • Google Scholar - Research database for peer reviewed articles and scholarly literature.


Micro 5 Resources

Fun Links
Class Resources
  • Coming Soon!
Research it!
  • Google Scholar - Research database for peer reviewed articles and scholarly literature.