Origins of concept-driven teaching

The concept-driven teaching strategies in biochemistry and molecular biology project was conceived by a group of experienced and early-career ASBMB educators. Their goal was to design, create and develop course materials and assessment tools to teach the core concepts in BMB effectively and consistently. The resources and related materials available on this webpage were developed from 2010 to 2016 with the support of the National Science Foundation grant #0957205.

Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

  • Foundational concepts of biochemistry and molecular biology
  • Threshold concepts of biochemistry and molecular biology
  • Assessment instruments and tools for biochemistry and molecular biology educators
  • Course materials from CourseSource
  • Additional materials, including workshop planning materials

Past Steering Committee members

  • J. Ellis Bell, University of San Diego (PI)
  • Ann Aguanno, Marymount Manhattan College
  • Cheryl Bailey, Mount Mary University (co-PI)
  • Teaster Baird, Jr. San Francisco State University
  • Marilee Benore, University of Michigan-Dearborn
  • Rachell Booth, Texas State University
  • Ben Caldwell, Missouri Western State University
  • Jennifer Canfield, Simmons College
  • Michael Carastro, University of Tampa
  • Michael Cox, University of Wisconsin Madison
  • Samantha Elliott, St. Mary's College of Maryland
  • Kristin Fox, Union College
  • Neena Grover, Colorado College
  • Margaret Johnson, University of Alabama (co-PI)
  • Jennifer Knight, University of Colorado Boulder
  • Jenny Loertscher, Seattle University
  • Debra Martin, St. Mary’s University of Minnesota
  • Carla Mattos, Northeastern University (co-PI)
  • Pamela Mertz, St. Mary's College of Maryland
  • Rick Moog, Franklin and Marshall College
  • JoDi Osborn, Georgia State University
  • Cynthia Peterson, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Terry Platt, University of Rochester
  • Joe Provost, University of San Diego
  • Duane Sears, University of California, Santa Barbara (co-PI)
  • Jason Sello, Brown University
  • Cheryl Sensibaugh, University of New Mexico
  • Jessica Schrader, Eastern Florida State College
  • Karen Sirum, Bowling Green State University
  • Regina Stevens-Truss, Kalamazoo College
  • Takita Sumter, Winthrop University
  • John Tansey, Otterbein University
  • Harold White, University of Delaware (co-PI)
  • Ann Wright, Canisius College