One of the important mechanisms in cancer cell metastasis is the cellular function of a specific cell type called myofibroblast cells. Myofibroblast cells are unique cell types that play an important role in the cancer cell microenvironment. As a step toward integrating the latest peer-reviewed cancer research findings into a general biology remote learning setting, we developed an innovative guest speaker talk to engage first-year undergraduates to develop a prediction on tumor microenvironment. In our article, we describe integrated remote approaches using Jamboard and reflective mentoring to validate and reflect on undergraduate team responses within an inclusive and equitable framework. These teaching and mentoring strategies provide a framework for senior undergraduates to be transformative role model scholars that inspire the next generation of Latinx and Native American undergraduates in important topics related to health and environment and the process of science for general biology undergraduates.
From Cancer Microenvironment to Myofibroblasts: Virtual Approaches on the Process of Inquiry
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Jesus Lizbeth Cervantes-Valencia, Robert M. Kao; From Cancer Microenvironment to Myofibroblasts: Virtual Approaches on the Process of Inquiry. The American Biology Teacher 1 January 2023; 85 (1): 12–16. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2023.85.1.12
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