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The Mandatory pre-semester Orientation will be Thursday, August 13th from 8:30am-6:30pm in CP151.


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  • Associate Professor of Anthropology Ripan Malhi was a senior coauthor among an international team of researchers, who clarified the history of early migration to the Americas
    The first human inhabitants of the Americas lived in a time thousands of years before the first written records, and the story of their transcontinental migration is the subject of ongoing debate and active research. A study by multi-institutional, international collaboration of researchers, published this week in Science (DOI: 10.1126/science.aab3884) presents strong evidence, gleaned from ancient and modern DNA samples, that the ancestry of all Native Americans can be traced back to a single migration event, with subsequent gene flow between some groups and populations that are currently located in East Asia and Australia.


  • This illustration shows how the protein receptor CD68 acts as a gateway for a malaria parasite (sporozoite) to enter the liver through a Kupffer cell, as revealed by Cha et...
    Scientists uncover a port of liver entry for malaria parasites in a report published in http://jem.rupress.org/content/early/2015/07/22/jem.20110575">The Journal of Experimental Medicine. If these results hold up in humans, drugs that target this entry protein might help prevent the spread of disease.

  • Cancer can be caused solely by protein imbalances within cells, a study of ovarian cancer has found.

Peer Led Team Learning

(PLTL)

PLTL is an optional program incorporated into several courses within the department of Biological Sciences at Florida International University. Each week you will be meeting with a PLTL leader and a small group of students. A PLTL Leader is a peer who has taken the course before and will guide you through the worksheets each week. You are responsible for bringing your textbook/notes from class to the session or else you will NOT receive full credit for being there.

Florida International University PLTL Administrative Staff

Title
Name
Department E-Mail Telephone
PLTL Program Director Jose Alberte
Biological Sciences

pltl@fiu.edu

305-348-3511
PLTL Assistant Director Alberto Cruz
Biological Sciences

pltl@fiu.edu

305-348-3511
PLTL Assistant Director Nataly Rodriguez
Biological Sciences

pltl@fiu.edu


305-348-3511






Chair: PLTL
Coordinator: Biology Education, T.A. & Adjunct Services
Thomas Pitzer
Biological Sciences

Course Liaison & Administrative Assistant to Chair Kristy Calero
Biological Sciences



Director's Office Hours:

Office Room: OE 296
Office Hours: by appointment only
Office Phone: 305-348-3511
E-mail: pltl@fiu.edu


MAKE SURE YOU READ THE MESSAGE POSTS BELOW BEFORE YOU E-MAIL OR CALL THE OFFICE, CHANCES ARE YOUR GENERAL QUESTION WAS ALREADY ANSWERED HERE.


PLTL will begin on the following dates for each subject:

YOU SHOULD HAVE REGISTERED ALREADY BEFORE ATTENDING!!

General Biology I: Wednesday, May 20th; Sessions run Wed-Fri. (Summer C)

General Biology II: Wednesday, May 20th; Sessions run Wed-Fri.(Summer C)

Evolution: Thursday, May 14th; Sessions run Thurs-Mon. (Summer A)

Intermediate Human Physiology: Wednesday, May 20th; Sessions run Wed-Thurs.(Summer C)

Human Biology: Monday, May 25th; Sessions run Mon-Tues. (Summer C)

Histology Lab: Monday; TBA; Sessions run Mon-Tues. (Summer B)

Ecology: Friday, May 15th; Sessions run Fri-Tues. (Summer A)

Foundations of Human Physiology: Friday, May 15th; Sessions run Fri-Tues. (Summer A)



*For registration dates and information, please see the "How to Register" link.


If you still need additional help, within an hour of your registration start time, you are welcome to use the chatroom below. A member of the PLTL team will be available to assist.



Site news

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Section Schedule
by Alberto Cruz - Friday, 15 May 2015, 09:18 AM
 
Students,

The schedule of available PLTL sections for this Summer 2015 semester is uploaded as an excel file on the front page of the PLTL website, at the top left-hand corner. Please search for your subjects tab on the bottom of the excel file to see the available sections.

-Albert
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Section Schedule
by Alberto Cruz - Thursday, 15 January 2015, 12:52 PM
 
Students,

The schedule of available PLTL sections for this Spring 2015 semester is uploaded as an excel file on the front page of the PLTL website. Please search for your subjects tab on the bottom of the excel file to see the available sections.

-Albert
In the Netherlands
LOG-INS ARE ACTIVE
by Aida Margarita Ramon - Thursday, 15 January 2015, 07:42 AM
 
Students,

Log-ins are finally active. You should be able to log in using your PID as your username and password. If you are still having issues logging in, please e-mail us and notify us IMMEDIATELY; be sure to always add your full name, PID, and FIU e-mail.

DO NOT wait until enrollment begins to e-mail us.

Regards,
-Aida

In the Netherlands
NO OVERRIDES
by Aida Margarita Ramon - Friday, 29 August 2014, 08:44 AM
 

We DO NOT provide overrides for PLTL. Due to the high volume of e-mails, any e-mails that are sent requesting an override will not be answered.

If you are worried about participating in PLTL, you must continue to check the website to see if a session that fits into your schedule becomes available.Students do drop their sessions or switch out of their sessions. 

In the Netherlands
IMPORTANT ENROLLMENT INFO
by Aida Margarita Ramon - Monday, 13 May 2013, 09:41 AM
 
For important information enrollment please refer to the "Main Menu" box at the upper left-hand sand on when enrollment begins for

The "How To Register" explains the process and has the dates for when enrollment open for each subject.

Please read the information carefully before emailing us.

Thanks

Jose
FIUS & Other Room Names
by Jose Alberte - Wednesday, 16 January 2013, 04:28 PM
 

FIUS & Other Room Names

Students,
kEEP IN MIND ROOMS ARE NOT POSTED YET, BUT ONCE THEY ARE...

If your room says "FIUS" it stands for the FIU Football Stadium. Not the basketball arena, but the football stadium.

If you enter through the south side of the stadium(the side that faces Tamiami Park) then you can enter through Gate 4. From there, you will see an area with glass doors. Right next to those doors you will see an elevator. YOU HAVE TO GO UP THE ELEVATORS NEXT TO THE GLASS DOORS!! Go up to the second floor, and all of the PLTL rooms (214-221) are down the hall to the right. Remember to plan accordingly with time and do not be late!

Below you will see the names of some of the less common rooms on campus.

FIUS- FIU Football Stadium
LC- The Labor Center
RB- Ryder Business Building
GPA- Golden Panther Basketball Arena
ZEB- Ziff Education Building

When in doubt, you can always access the campus map on the main page of the FIU website. Here is the lik for you: http://campusmaps.fiu.edu/
Jose
Students enrolling in 2+ subjects
by Jose Alberte - Wednesday, 16 January 2013, 04:23 PM
 
Students enrolling in 2+ subjects:

Please read the following message carefully

Students who want to enroll into PLTL for multiple subjects may do so. In order to do so you must first enroll yourself into the subject that opens enrollment first (example: if Lola wants to enroll for Bio 1, which opens enrollment on Monday, and Ecology, which opens enrollment on Tuesday, she must enroll herself into Bio 1).

Once you enroll yourself into one subject the system will not allow you to enroll into another. At that point you must email us (pltl@fiu.edu) when enrollment opens for the second subject so that we can manually enroll you. DO NOT EMAIL US AT ANY TIME BEFORE ENROLLMENT OPENS. There are over 3000 of you and only 4 of us and it would be extremely inefficient for us to make a waiting list.

At the time that you sent the email, please include the following (failure do include the following info will delay the possibility of you getting into your second session...We are not mind readers):
  • Your full name (Lola Bola)
  • Panther ID (1234567)
  • Subject (Gen Bio I- BSC1010)
  • All the info for the section you want to enroll into- subject, section #, day, time, leader (copy and paste from the website)

If the chat room is active (check the chat room note on the PLTL webpage) you may also provide the information above through that medium and we will be able to help you one at a time.

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Room names
by Alberto Cruz - Monday, 3 September 2012, 11:01 PM
 
Students,

Below you will see the names of some of the less common rooms on campus.

FIUS- FIU Football Stadium
LC- The Labor Center
RB- Ryder Business Building
GPA- Golden Panther Basketball Arena
ZEB- Ziff Education Building

When in doubt, you can always access the campus map on the main page of the FIU website. Here is the lik for you: http://campusmaps.fiu.edu/

-Albert
In the Netherlands
No Requests
by Aida Margarita Ramon - Thursday, 23 August 2012, 02:17 PM
 

Students,

Please do not email us with request for when you want us to open a up more sections. We are not trying to be mean. It is just that the weeks for pltl DO NOT run Mon-Fri like a regular week, and the weeks are different for every subject. We can only open sections for a particular subject on certain days.

WE ARE UNABLE ACCOMMODATE EVERY SINGLE STUDENT. WE ARE TRYING OUR BEST.

Keep checking the website for updates. Sections MIGHT continue being added up until next week.

Thanks

In the Netherlands
No Overrides
by Aida Margarita Ramon - Thursday, 23 August 2012, 12:21 PM
 

Students,

When enrollment begins, there will be NO overrides for sections that are FULL. Keep checking the website because students will be enrolling and unenrolling so it is possible a spot will open up.

NO OVERRIDES FOR FULL SECTIONS. NO EXCEPTIONS.


Course categories

Modesto A. Maidique Campus 

General Biology I (BSC-1010) 

Wednesday 
 Summer C 2015 MMC BSC1010 1 W Time:2:00pm-3:15pm Room: FIUS221Summary
 Summer C 2015 MMC BSC1010 3 W Time:2:00pm-3:15pm Room: FIUS219Summary
 Summer C 2015 MMC BSC1010 4 W Time:3:30pm-4:45pm Room: FIUS221Summary
 Summer C 2015 MMC BSC1010 5 W Time:3:30pm-4:45pm Room: FIUS220Summary
 Summer C 2015 MMC BSC1010 6 W Time:5:00pm-6:15pm Room: CP103Summary
 Summer C 2015 MMC BSC1010 7 W Time:5:00pm-6:15pm Room: OE102Summary
 Summer C 2015 MMC BSC1010 8 W Time:6:25pm-7:40pm Room: OE102Summary
 Summer C 2015 MMC BSC1010 9 W Time:6:25pm-7:40pm Room: PCA167Summary
 Summer C 2015 MMC BSC1010 36 W Time:11:00am-12:30pm Room: ONLINESummary

Thursday 
 Summer C 2015 MMC BSC1010 11 R Time:9:30am-10:45am Room: FIUS221Summary
 Summer C 2015 MMC BSC1010 12 R Time:9:30am-10:45am Room: FIUS220Summary
 Summer C 2015 MMC BSC1010 14 R Time:11:00am-12:15pm Room: FIUS220Summary
 Summer C 2015 MMC BSC1010 15 R Time:12:30pm-1:45pm Room: FIUS221Summary
 Summer C 2015 MMC BSC1010 16 R Time:1:00pm-2:15pm Room: FIUS214Summary
 Summer C 2015 MMC BSC1010 17 R Time:12:30pm-1:45pm Room: FIUS219Summary
 Summer C 2015 MMC BSC1010 18 R Time:2:00pm-3:15pm Room: FIUS221Summary
 Summer C 2015 MMC BSC1010 19 R Time:2:00pm-3:15pm Room: FIUS220Summary
 Summer C 2015 MMC BSC1010 20 R Time:3:30pm-4:45pm Room: FIUS221Summary
 Summer C 2015 MMC BSC1010 21 R Time:3:30pm-4:45pm Room: FIUS220Summary
 Summer C 2015 MMC BSC1010 22 R Time:5:00pm-6:15pm Room: DM144Summary
 Summer C 2015 MMC BSC1010 23 R Time:5:00pm-6:15pm Room: DM163Summary
 Summer C 2015 MMC BSC1010 24 R Time:5:00pm-6:15pm Room: DM164Summary
 Summer C 2015 MMC BSC1010 34 R Time:5:30pm-6:45pm Room: CP103Summary
 Summer C 2015 MMC BSC1010 25 R Time:6:25pm-7:40pm Room: DM164Summary
 Summer C 2015 MMC BSC1010 37 R Time:3:00pm-4:30pm Room: ONLINESummary
 Summer C 2015 MMC BSC1010 38 R Time:5:00pm-6:30pm Room: ONLINESummary

Friday 
 Summer C 2015 MMC BSC1010 26 F Time:8:00am-9:15am Room: GC272Summary
 Summer C 2015 MMC BSC1010 27 F Time:8:00am-9:15am Room: GC271ASummary
 Summer C 2015 MMC BSC1010 28 F Time:2:00pm-3:15pm Room: FIUS221Summary
 Summer C 2015 MMC BSC1010 29 F Time:2:00pm-3:15pm Room: FIUS220Summary
 Summer C 2015 MMC BSC1010 30 F Time:2:00pm-3:15pm Room: FIUS219Summary
 Summer C 2015 MMC BSC1010 31 F Time:3:30pm-4:45pm Room: FIUS221Summary

General Biology II (BSC-1011) 

Wednesday 
 Summer C 2015 MMC BSC1011 1 W Time:9:30am-10:45am Room: FIUS221Summary
 Summer C 2015 MMC BSC1011 2 W Time:9:30am-10:45am Room: FIUS220Summary
 Summer C 2015 MMC BSC1011 3 W Time:11:00am-12:15pm Room: FIUS221Summary
 Summer C 2015 MMC BSC1011 5 W Time:12:30pm-1:45pm Room: FIUS221Summary
 Summer C 2015 MMC BSC1011 6 W Time:2:00pm-3:15pm Room: FIUS218Summary
 Summer C 2015 MMC BSC1011 7 W Time:3:30pm-4:45pm Room: FIUS219Summary
 Summer C 2015 MMC BSC1011 8 W Time:3:30pm-4:45pm Room: FIUS218Summary
 Summer C 2015 MMC BSC1011 9 W Time:5:00pm-6:15pm Room: ECS143Summary
 Summer C 2015 MMC BSC1011 10 W Time:5:00pm-6:15pm Room: ECS134Summary
 Summer C 2015 MMC BSC1011 11 W Time:6:25pm-7:40pm Room: ECS143Summary
 Summer C 2015 MMC BSC1011 32 W Time:3:30pm-5:00pm Room: ONLINESummary

Thursday 
 Summer C 2015 MMC BSC1011 14 R Time:11:00am-12:15pm Room: FIUS219Summary
 Summer C 2015 MMC BSC1011 15 R Time:11:00am-12:15pm Room: FIUS218Summary
 Summer C 2015 MMC BSC1011 16 R Time:3:30pm-4:45pm Room: FIUS219Summary
 Summer C 2015 MMC BSC1011 17 R Time:3:30pm-4:45pm Room: FIUS218Summary
 Summer C 2015 MMC BSC1011 18 R Time:5:00pm-6:15pm Room: DM193Summary
 Summer C 2015 MMC BSC1011 33 R Time:3:00pm-4:30pm Room: ONLINESummary

Friday 
 Summer C 2015 MMC BSC1011 20 F Time:8:00am-9:15am Room: CP103Summary
 Summer C 2015 MMC BSC1011 21 F Time:9:30am-10:45am Room: FIUS221Summary
 Summer C 2015 MMC BSC1011 24 F Time:11:00am-12:15pm Room: FIUS220Summary
 Summer C 2015 MMC BSC1011 25 F Time:12:30pm-1:45pm Room: FIUS221Summary
 Summer C 2015 MMC BSC1011 26 F Time:12:30pm-1:45pm Room: FIUS220Summary
 Summer C 2015 MMC BSC1011 27 F Time:2:00pm-3:15pm Room: FIUS218Summary
 Summer C 2015 MMC BSC1011 29 F Time:3:30pm-4:45pm Room: FIUS219Summary

Fundamentals of Human Physiology (PCB-2099) 

Monday 
 Summer A 2015 MMC PCB2099 3 M Time:11:00am-1:30pm Room: FIUS216Summary

Tuesday 
 Summer A 2015 MMC PCB2099 6 T Time:9:30am-12:00pm Room: FIUS218Summary

Intermediate Human Physiology (PCB-3702) 

Wednesday 
 Summer C 2015 MMC PCB3702 1 W Time:9:30am-10:45am Room: FIUS219Summary
 Summer C 2015 MMC PCB3702 3 W Time:12:30pm-1:45pm Room: FIUS220Summary
 Summer C 2015 MMC PCB3702 5 W Time:3:30pm-4:45pm Room: FIUS217Summary
 Summer C 2015 MMC PCB3702 6 W Time:5:00pm-6:15pm Room: PCA167Summary

Thursday 
 Summer C 2015 MMC PCB3702 7 R Time:12:30pm-1:45pm Room: FIUS218Summary
 Summer C 2015 MMC PCB3702 8 R Time:5:00pm-6:15pm Room: CP115Summary

Human Biology (BSC-2023) 

Monday 
 Summer C 2015 MMC BSC2023 1 M Time:2:00pm-3:15pm Room: FIUS221Summary
 Summer C 2015 MMC BSC2023 4 M Time:6:25pm-7:40pm Room: PC447Summary

Tuesday 
 Summer C 2015 MMC BSC2023 7 T Time:12:30pm-1:45pm Room: FIUS221Summary
 Summer C 2015 MMC BSC2023 8 T Time:2:00pm-3:15pm Room: FIUS221Summary

Ecology (PCB-3043) 

Monday 
 Summer A 2015 MMC PCB3043 4 M Time:9:00am-11:30am Room: FIUS221Summary
 Summer A 2015 MMC PCB3043 5 M Time:9:00am-11:30am Room: FIUS220Summary
 Summer A 2015 MMC PCB3043 6 M Time:2:30pm-5:00pm Room: FIUS220Summary
 Summer A 2015 MMC PCB3043 7 M Time:2:30pm-5:00pm Room: FIUS219Summary
 Summer A 2015 MMC PCB3043 8 M Time:4:00pm-6:30pm Room: CP107Summary
 Summer A 2015 MMC PCB3043 9 M Time:5:00pm-7:30pm Room: ECS143Summary
 Summer A 2015 MMC PCB3043 10 M Time:5:00pm-7:30pm Room: ECS134Summary

Tuesday 
 Summer A 2015 MMC PCB3043 12 T Time:9:30am-12:00pm Room: FIUS219Summary
 Summer A 2015 MMC PCB3043 13 T Time:12:30pm-3:00pm Room: FIUS220Summary
 Summer A 2015 MMC PCB3043 14 T Time:12:30pm-3:00pm Room: FIUS219Summary
 Summer A 2015 MMC PCB3043 15 T Time:12:30pm-3:00pm Room: FIUS218Summary
 Summer A 2015 MMC PCB3043 17 T Time:3:30pm-6:00pm Room: CP117Summary

Friday 
 Summer A 2015 MMC PCB3043 1 F Time:2:30pm-5:00pm Room: FIUS216Summary
 Summer A 2015 MMC PCB3043 2 F Time:2:30pm-5:00pm Room: FIUS215Summary

Evolution (PCB-4674) 

Monday 
 Summer A 2015 MMC PCB4674 15 M Time:9:30am-12:00pm Room: FIUS219Summary
 Summer A 2015 MMC PCB4674 17 M Time:1:30pm-4:00pm Room: OE105Summary
 Summer A 2015 MMC PCB4674 18 M Time:2:00pm-4:30pm Room: FIUS218Summary

Thursday 
 Summer A 2015 MMC PCB4674 1 R Time:11:00am-1:30pm Room: FIUS217Summary
 Summer A 2015 MMC PCB4674 3 R Time:11:00am-1:30pm Room: FIUS215Summary
 Summer A 2015 MMC PCB4674 5 R Time:2:00pm-4:30pm Room: FIUS217Summary
 Summer A 2015 MMC PCB4674 7 R Time:3:30pm-6:00pm Room: CP117Summary

Friday 
 Summer A 2015 MMC PCB4674 10 F Time:10:00am-12:30pm Room: FIUS219Summary
 Summer A 2015 MMC PCB4674 12 F Time:2:00pm-4:30pm Room: FIUS214Summary
 Summer A 2015 MMC PCB4674 13 F Time:3:30pm-6:00pm Room: CP297Summary

Histology Lab (ZOO-3753L) 

Thursday 

Friday 
 Summer B 2015 MMC ZOO3753L 4 F Time:12:30pm-3:00pm Room: CP103Summary
 Summer B 2015 MMC ZOO3753L 5 F Time:5:00pm-7:30pm Room: CP107Summary
Leaders 
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 Supervisor Page
 Group Discussion Leader Page
 Group Discussion BSC1010 General Biology ISummary
 Group Discussion BSC1011 General Biology IISummary
 Group Discussion BSC2023 Human BiologySummary
 Group Discussion PCB2099 Foundations of Human PhysiologySummary
 Group Discussion PCB3043 EcologySummary
 Group Discussion PCB3702 Intermediate Human PhysiologySummary
 Group Discussion PCB4674 EvolutionSummary
 Group Discussion ZOO3753L HistologySummary

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