Nathaniel Schafheimer

 

 


 

Nathaniel completed his PhD in Jonathan King's lab studying how ultraviolet light damages the proteins of the lens of the human eye. He became interested in how biology instruction could be enhanced with online tools while helping make several laboratory demonstration videos for the inaugural run of 7.00x: The Secret of Life, the department's first MOOC on the edX platform. In his role as an MITx Postdoc, Nathaniel helps create and manage online courses for the biology department, both for residential offerings and for world audiences.

More info: https://biology.mit.edu/people/nschafhemitedu




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Jun 13th 2017

Strengthen your scientific thinking and experimental design skills in this adventure through transcription and transposition. In Part 2 of this Molecular Biology course, you’ll explore transcription of DNA to RNA, a key part of the central dogma of biology and the first step of gene expression.

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Apr 4th 2017

An in-depth adventure through DNA replication and repair to strengthen your scientific thinking and experimental design skills. You’re acquainted with your DNA, but did you know that your cells synthesize enough DNA during your lifetime to stretch a lightyear in length? How does the cellular machinery accomplish such a feat without making more mistakes than you can survive?

Average: 7.3 (6 votes)
Mar 29th 2016

A workshop-style introduction to tools used in biological research. Discover how to analyze data using computational methods.

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Mar 10th 2015

An in-depth adventure through DNA replication and repair to strengthen your scientific thinking and experimental design skills.

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