Biology Education R and D publications


Sirum, K. et al. (2012, In preparation) Development of Experimental Design and Analysis of Data Ability and Thinking Skills.

Majorczyk, A., and Sirum, K. (2012, In preparation) Getting Student Group Work to Work: Characteristics of Individuals that Impact Their Team’s Learning and Attitudes in an Introductory Biology Classroom.

Jaksetic, J., and Sirum, K. (2012, In preparation) Do They Really Understand: The Molecular Evolution Literacy Quotient.

Sirum, K. 2012. Evidence-Based Teaching Strategies: Assessment of Student Learning in the College Science Classroom. Tested Studies for Laboratory Teaching, Volume 33 (K. McMahon, Editor). Proceedings of the 33rd Conference of the Associa­tion for Biology Laboratory Education (ABLE), page ###.

Offerdahl, E., T. Balser, C. Dirks, K. Miller, J. Momsen, L. Montplaisir, M. Osgood, K. Sirum, M. P. Wenderoth, B. White, W. B. Wood, M. Withers, R. Wright (2011) Meeting Report: Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research (SABER). CBE-Life Sciences Education, 10, 11-13.

Sirum, K., and J. Humburg (2011) The Experimental Design Ability Test (EDAT). Bioscene: Journal of College Biology Teaching 37(1), 8-16.

Sirum, K. and D. Madigan (2010) Assessing How Science Faculty Learning Communities Impact Student Learning. Biochem. and Mol. Bio. Education, 38: 193-202, featured extended article in “Bridging the Gap Between the Research and Teaching Cultures” section of the journal. 17 pages.

Sirum, K., Madigan, D. L., and D. Klionsky (2009) Enabling a Culture of Change: A Life Sciences Faculty Learning Community Promotes Scientific Teaching. Journal of College Science Teaching, Jan/Feb. 38: 24-30, Article featured on cover of journal.

Madigan, D., and K. Sirum (2006) Enabling Interactive Engagement Pedagogy Through Digital Technology. ITALICS 5, 108-120.

Molecular Biology Publications

Sirum-Connolly, K. and T.L. Mason (1996) Expression of Ribosomal RNA Genes in Mitochondria and Chloroplasts. in “Ribosomal RNA: Structure, Evolution, Gene Expression and Function” (ed. R. Zimmermann and A. Dahlberg) CRC Press, New York, pp. 421-449.

T. L. Mason, C. Pan, M. E. Sanchirico and K. Sirum-Connolly (1996) Molecular genetics of the peptidyl transferase center and the unusual Var1 protein in yeast mitochondrial ribosomes.

Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences 52, 1148-1157

Sirum-Connolly, K., Peltier, J., Crain, P. F., McCloskey, J. A., and Mason, T. L. (1995) Implications of a Functional Large Ribosomal RNA with Only Three Nucleotide Modifications. Biochimie 77, 30-39.

Sirum-Connolly, K. and Mason, T. L. (1993) Functional Requirement of a Site-Specific Ribose Methylation in Ribosomal RNA. Science 262, 1886-1889.

Pan, C., Sirum-Connolly, K., and Mason T. L. (1993) Essential Features of the Peptidyl Transferase Center in the Yeast Mitochondrial Ribosome. in “The Translational Apparatus” (ed. K. Nierhaus, F. Franceshis, A. R. Subramanian, V. A. Erdmann, and B. Wittman-Liebold) Plenum, New York, pp. 587-598.

Brinckerhoff, C. E., Sirum-Connolly, K., Karmilowicz, M., and Auble, D. T. (1992) Expression of Stromelysin and Stromelysin-2 in Rabbit and Human Fibroblasts. in “Matrix Metalloproteinases and Inhibitors” (ed. H. Birkedal-Hansen, Z. Werb, H. Welgus, and H. Van Wart) Gustav, Fisher, Stuttgart, and Jena, New York, pp. 165-175.

Sirum-Connolly, K. and Brinckerhoff, C. E. (1991) Interleukin-1 or Phorbol Induction of the Stromelysin Promoter Requires an Element that Cooperates with AP-1. Nucleic Acids Res. 19, 335-341.

Sirum, K. and Brinckerhoff, C.E. (1989) Cloning of the Genes for Human Stromelysin and Stromelysin-2: Differential Expression in Human Rheumatoid Synovial Cells. Biochemistry 28, 8691-8698.

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