Tanya Noel, PhD
Department, Faculty of Science & Engineering,
I am an Associate Lecturer in the Biology Department, Faculty of Science & Engineering (FSE), currently on leave from York University.
I have an undergraduate degree in Biology from the University of Saskatchewan. My graduate work was in the area of plant-microbe interactions, studying the relationship of Rhizobium mutants with host legumes and non-legumes, in the lab of Dr Michael Hynes at The University of Calgary. Most recently before coming to York, I worked as a bioinformatics scientist at Aventis Pasteur (now sanofi pasteur).
Handout for Nelson Education Teaching Symposium Feb. 23, 2012 session (Interactive Approaches to Teaching Large Introductory Classes).
References for Oct. 25, 2011 seminar at the University of Guelph, Department of Integrative Biology.
References and recommended resources for Nov. 23 colloquium presentation.
Course Outline for BIOL 1010 2010-11
STLHE 2010: The art of developing writing skills in science courses: Beyond the terminal term paper (handout - PDF). (Workshop by Tamara Kelly and me.)
Teaching stream positions in higher education - handout from Feb. 2 networking event
BIOL 4099 Guest lecture - Microbial genetic engineering and synthetic biology: Slides (PDF) | Glossary/Notes (PDF)
Handout (PDF) from STLHE 2007 Workshop (Methods for using inquiry in large introductory science courses – building collections and communities).
BIOL 2010 Guest lectures in 2007: Bacteria - Live with them or die! (PDF) | Root buddies | The birds and the bees
Type III Secretion Systems
Chemotaxis and virulence
Contact me for more details on specific thesis topics.
Biology @ York:
Teaching and learning
Noel, T.C. and Kelly, T.L.J. 2012. Teaching for Effective Learning: An Instructors Guide to accompany Biology: Exploring the Diversity of Life 2nd Canadian Ed. Nelson Education Ltd., Toronto, Canada.
Noel, T.C. and Kelly, T.L.J. 2010. Teaching for Effective Learning: An Instructors Guide to accompany Biology: Exploring the Diversity of Life 1st Canadian Ed. Nelson Education Ltd., Toronto, Canada.
Noel, T.C. 2010. Clickers 201: Exploring the Next Levels of Using Classroom Response Systems in Science Courses. Collected Essays on Teaching and Learning 2009 (Vol. III): 9-14.
Noel, T.C. and Petruniak, J. 2008. High expectations - transforming first year students into ethical scientists. ABLE 2008 Proceedings.
Yost, C.K., Rath, A.M., Noel, T.C., and Hynes, M.F. 2006. Characterization of genes involved in erythritol catabolism in Rhizobium leguminosarum bv viciae. Microbiology 152: 2061-2074.