Prof. Marie Montes’s Profile

Faculty
active 5 years ago
Prof. Marie Montes
Title
Assistant Professor
Department
Biological Sciences
Office Location
P313

My Courses

Microbiology (Bio 3302)

Microbiology (Bio 3302)

This is a general microbiology laboratory course that focuses on the study of microorganisms from domains Bacteria, Archaea and Eukarya. The course will emphasize the study of microbe/host interaction as it plays a very important factor on the health sciences, but also on the contributions that microorganisms provide to different ecosystems, including the human body. The laboratory course will focus on microbial isolation techniques, bacterial staining, microscopy, biochemical identification of microorganisms, among other techniques. This course intends to serve as a pilot for the implementation of high impact practices into the biological sciences classroom by engaging students in the microbiological analysis of their environment. Students will utilize the Brooklyn Waterfront as their laboratory and will analyze water samples for the identification/quantification of microbial communities in their surrounding environment.

Bio1101 General Biology I

Bio1101 General Biology I

Biology 1101 is an introductory Biology course. It focuses on the fundamental principles of biology, including taxonomy, structure, reproduction, heredity, development and evolution. Since Biology is governed by Chemistry, a large emphasis will be placed on basic Chemistry early in the course. Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of the course, students will become conversant on the following topics: 1. The Scientific Method and general scientific inquiry 2. General Inorganic and Organic Chemistry 3. Biochemical make-up of organisms (specifically Biological Macromolecules) 4. Organization of cells and classification of organisms based on cellular complexity and organization 5. Energy, energy production and utilization 6. Reproduction 7. Inheritance 8. Molecular Biology (DNA, gene function, gene regulation) 9. Biotechnology and Genomics The Laboratory associated with this course is meant to reinforce the concepts learned in the lecture and to provide hands-on experience in scientific inquiry and exploration. From the laboratory component, we will better understand data acquisition and data analysis. Most importantly, communication of the findings in the lab will demonstrate the full understanding of learned concepts.

Nutrition (Bio 3524)

Nutrition (Bio 3524)

This course will be based on the study of nutrient constituents of foods, metabolism of nutrients in the body and their role in the human body. We will put special emphasis on specific health problems, especially those involving nutritional deficiencies. Through this course students will develop an understanding of the fundamental principles of nutrition necessary to improve and maintain health, to prevent illness and to provide support and therapy during illness.

General Biology II: Bio1201

General Biology II: Bio1201

This course is the Lecture component of General Biology II. It focuses on the study of all organisms, with special attention to humans. During the first part of the semester we will focus in the study of bacteria, Archaea, viruses, fungi, plants and invertebrates. The second part of the semester will focus mostly on the study of mammals (including humans), and the different tissues, organs and organ systems associated with healthy individuals. I hope you enjoy your visit and learn from the exiting world of Biology!!!

My Projects

The Open Road

The Open Road

The Open Road is our place to highlight all that’s possible on the OpenLab. Join now to keep up on OpenLab news, events, and updates. Check our weekly In the Spotlight posts for a glimpse into the incredible work being done by City Tech students, faculty, and staff. Follow OpenLab News for announcements and site updates. And see our OpenLab Calendar for office hours, events, and workshops. You can find our workshop schedule and signup for workshops here as well. The Open Road is also a place for the OpenLab community (meaning you!). We would love your feedback, insight, and comments. Please send along anything on the OpenLab that you love! We are always available for any questions you might have. Email us anytime at openlab@citytech.cuny.edu!

Living Lab 2nd Year Fellows

Living Lab 2nd Year Fellows

This is a collaborative space for use by the Second Year Faculty Fellow participants in the General Education Seminar, part of City Tech’s Title V grant-funded initiative A Living Laboratory. This seminar will concentrate particularly on the second year of the student experience at our college, a critical year for our students that focuses on collaborative assignments and projects, and associate degree capstones.

A Living Laboratory

A Living Laboratory

Welcome! “A Living Laboratory: Revitalizing General Education for a 21st Century College of Technology” is a major grant-funded project centered on the idea of using City Tech and its location as a “living lab.” Visit our site to learn more – and if you are a member of the OpenLab community, you can also get involved by joining the project.

Committee on Undergraduate Research

Committee on Undergraduate Research

We are the committee, initially from the School of Arts and Sciences, now encompassing faculty from Technology and Design and Professional Studies as well, established to promote student and faculty collaboration on research at the undergraduate level. “Sky Blue Squares” by Annie via Flickr

Living Lab Fellows

Living Lab Fellows

This project archive compiles the experiences of the Living Lab General Education Seminar Fellows over the 5 year period of the grant. It includes the reflections of participants and compilations of course portfolios with links to OpenLab course sites.

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