Courses Taught California State University Fullerton

Human (gross) Anatomy 

Ichthyology 

Marine Ecology

Graduate Comparative Biomechanics

Field Marine Biology

Anatomy and Physiology

Marine Biology

Biology

Graduate Seminar

Ecology and Functional Morphology of Fishes (UW)

I strongly believe in including components of public outreach into my courses. Recently I have begun to experiment with Youtube.com assignments where students produce short videos that that cover specific topics in biology. I have found through student feedback that this is their favorite assignment of the semester. 

 

Creative Projects

Here are the links to student projects which challenge students to create short Youtube.com videos that serve to teach the general public about various topics in biology. The results are fantastic.

 

Ichthyology 2018

Fish anatomy rap

Hooks with a spur

Life of a seahorse

Fish jeopardy

Sandy beaches real talk

 

Field Marine Biology (317). Spring 2014

Algae lifecycles (life aquatic version)

We are fishes (Metal version)
Weird organisms

Fighting desiccation

Stratification

Organism adaptation

Ocean acidification

Navanax

Mussels

  

Ichthyology (Biology of fishes - 475). Spring 2013.

Grunion life history

Shark family rap

Fish Scales

Weird wild fishes

Kelp forest/ Open ocean

Taxonomy rap

Jaw protrusion

Primitive vs derived fishes

 

 

Majors anatomy (361) Fall 2013.

I feel it in my bones: Guide to breaks

Anatomy of the human eye

The Heart - Office spoof

The heart blood flow

Blood flow 

Fight or Flight

Bones and Muscles to Gotye

Dream about anatomy - lymphatic system, etc.

Feeling good from the inside

ACL

Anatomy of a punch

Effects of alcohol

ANS

Muscles, weightlifting

Muscle anatomy - raising arm, tying shoes

Bone shop

Bone rap #2

Muscles

Olympic lifts

Breaking muscles

Zombie apocalypse cooking

 

Non-Majors Anatomy & Physiology (210) Fall 2013.

Muscle structure

Spinal column

Sickle Cell Anemia

Levers and Muscles

The reproductive system

Lymph nodes

Blood circulation

Upper body muscles

Respiration

Negative feedback

Epiphyseal plate

Nervous system

Muscles of eye

Ossification

Digestive system

Fractures

Muscle contraction

Valve defect

Anatomy of knee

Small intestines

Saddleback College, Mission Viejo

COSMOS, University of California, Irvine

I have taught Marine Biology for the COSMOS program at UCI. This program is a five week long intensive course for minority high school students. 

 

I delivered the Distinguished Lecture for COSMOS summer (2014).

 

 

Students interested in joining the FABB lab should contact Dr. Paig-Tran directly. Include a short statement of who you are and your research interests. It is helpful to include an updated C.V. 

*Remember, before contacting any professor about joining their lab, make sure that you do your homework. Know what their lab does. Try to read one of their papers or at least an abstract from their papers. Have a possible research question ready to discuss. This impresses P.I.s and gives you the advantage over students who have not taken the time to look into what happens in that lab.

 

Contact Misty: 

empaig-tran@fullerton.edu