Merri Lynn Casem

Contact Information

Office: MH 387A

Phone: 657-278-2491

Email: mcasem@fullerton.edu

Merri Lynn Casem

Professor and Vice-Chair

Degrees

PhD, University of California, Riverside

BA, California State University Fullerton

Research Areas

Biology education - Impact of student attitudes and expectations on learning. Spider silk protein - synthesis and production of spider silk fibers in the black widow spider

Courses Regularly Taught

Elements of Biology, Cellular Basis of LIve, Cellular Neurobiology, Biology of Spider Silk

Publications

Casem, M.L. , Collin, M.A., Ayoub, N.A. and Hayashi, C.Y. 2010. Silk gene transcripts in the developing tubuliform silk glands in the Western black widow, Latrodectus hesperus . J. Arachnology 38: 99-103.


Casem, M.L. 2006 Active learning is not enough. Journal of College Science Teaching . 35(6):52-57.


Casem, M.L. 2006 Student Perspectives on Curricular Change: Lessons from an Undergraduate  Lower Division Biology Core. CBE – Life Sciences Education . 5:65-75.


Casem, M.L. 2005 Concept Coach: an online activity that addresses student misconceptions and  supports learning. Exchanges: The Online Journal of Teaching and Learning in the CSU (http://www.exchangesjournal.org/classroom/1211_Casem.html Opens in new window ).


Casem, M.L ., Tran , L*., and Moore, A.M.F. 2002 Ultrastructure of the major ampullate gland of the  black widow spider, Latrodectus hesperus. Tissue and Cell 34 (6): 427-436. 


* indicates a student co-author

Office Hours

Wednesdays 2pm-4pm

Fridays 10am-11am

or by appointment

MH 387