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  • A key gene enables the repair of injured muscle throughout life. This is the finding of a study in mice led by researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center and the University of Colorado at Boulder, and published online July 21 in Cell Reports.


  • Right: Photograph during excavation exhibiting excellent dry preservation of plant remains
    Left: A well-preserved, desiccated barley grain found at Yoram Cave
    An international team of researchers has succeeded for the first time in sequencing the genome of Chalcolithic barley grains. This is the oldest plant genome to be reconstructed to date. The 6,000-year-old seeds were retrieved from Yoram Cave in the southern cliff of Masada fortress in the Judean Desert in Israel, close to the Dead Sea. Genetically, the prehistoric barley is very similar to present-day barley grown in the Southern Levant, supporting the existing hypothesis of barley domestication having occurred in the Upper Jordan Valley.

  • Investigators from the National Institutes of Health have discovered that cells from HIV-infected people whose virus is suppressed with treatment harbor defective HIV DNA that can nevertheless be transcribed into a template for producing HIV-related proteins. This finding may affect scientists' understanding of the long-term effects of HIV infection and what a cure would require.

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
PLTL Administrative Assistant
Shannon Gil

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 25th; Sessions run Wed-Fri. (Summer C)

General Biology II: Wednesday, May 25th; Sessions run Wed-Fri. (Summer C)

Evolution: Thursday, May 19th; Sessions run Thurs-Mon. (Summer A)

Intermediate Human Physiology: Thursday, May 26th; Sessions run Thurs-Fri. (Summer C)

Human Biology: Monday, May 23rd; Sessions run Mon-Tues. (Summer C)

Histology Lab: Thursday; TBA; Sessions run Thurs-Fri. (Summer B)

Ecology: Friday, May 20th; Sessions run Fri-Tues. (Summer A)

Foundations of Human Physiology: Monday, May 23rd; Sessions run Mon-Tues. (Summer A)



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



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 van Mossel - 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 van Mossel - 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 van Mossel - 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 van Mossel - 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 van Mossel - 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 2016 MMC BSC1010 1 W Time:9:30am-10:45am Room: FIUS221Summary
 Summer C 2016 MMC BSC1010 2 W Time:11:00am-12:15pm Room: FIUS221Summary
 Summer C 2016 MMC BSC1010 4 W Time:2:00pm-3:15pm Room: FIUS221Summary
 Summer C 2016 MMC BSC1010 5 W Time:2:00pm-3:15pm Room: FIUS220Summary
 Summer C 2016 MMC BSC1010 6 W Time:2:00pm-3:15pm Room: FIUS219Summary
 Summer C 2016 MMC BSC1010 7 W Time:3:30pm-4:45pm Room: FIUS221Summary
 Summer C 2016 MMC BSC1010 8 W Time:3:30pm-4:45pm Room: FIUS220Summary
 Summer C 2016 MMC BSC1010 9 W Time:3:30pm-4:45pm Room: FIUS219Summary
 Summer C 2016 MMC BSC1010 10 W Time:5:00pm-6:15pm Room: GL250Summary
 Summer C 2016 MMC BSC1010 11 W Time:5:00pm-6:15pm Room: AHC4-302Summary
 Summer C 2016 MMC BSC1010 12 W Time:5:00pm-6:15pm Room: CP115Summary
 Summer C 2016 MMC BSC1010 13 W Time:6:25pm-7:40pm Room: GL250Summary
 Summer C 2016 MMC BSC1010 14 W Time:6:25pm-7:40pm Room: AHC4-302Summary
 Summer C 2016 MMC BSC1010 33 W Time:3:00pm-4:30pm Room: ONLINESummary

Thursday 
 Summer C 2016 MMC BSC1010 15 R Time:8:00am-9:15am Room: GL250Summary
 Summer C 2016 MMC BSC1010 16 R Time:2:00pm-3:15pm Room: FIUS221Summary
 Summer C 2016 MMC BSC1010 18 R Time:3:30pm-4:45pm Room: FIUS221Summary
 Summer C 2016 MMC BSC1010 19 R Time:3:30pm-4:45pm Room: OE222Summary
 Summer C 2016 MMC BSC1010 20 R Time:5:00pm-6:15pm Room: DM163Summary
 Summer C 2016 MMC BSC1010 21 R Time:5:00pm-6:15pm Room: CP111Summary
 Summer C 2016 MMC BSC1010 22 R Time:5:00pm-6:15pm Room: ECS145Summary
 Summer C 2016 MMC BSC1010 23 R Time:6:25pm-7:40pm Room: ECS145Summary

Friday 
 Summer C 2016 MMC BSC1010 24 F Time:8:00am-9:15am Room: GL250Summary
 Summer C 2016 MMC BSC1010 25 F Time:8:00am-9:15am Room: AHC4-302Summary
 Summer C 2016 MMC BSC1010 26 F Time:9:30am-10:45am Room: GL250Summary
 Summer C 2016 MMC BSC1010 27 F Time:11:00am-12:15pm Room: GL250Summary
 Summer C 2016 MMC BSC1010 28 F Time:12:30pm-1:45pm Room: GL250Summary
 Summer C 2016 MMC BSC1010 29 F Time:2:00pm-3:15pm Room: GL250Summary
 Summer C 2016 MMC BSC1010 30 F Time:2:00pm-3:15pm Room: OE222Summary
 Summer C 2016 MMC BSC1010 31 F Time:3:30pm-4:45pm Room: GL250Summary

General Biology II (BSC-1011) 

Wednesday 
 Summer C 2016 MMC BSC1011 1 W Time:9:30am-10:45am Room: FIUS220Summary
 Summer C 2016 MMC BSC1011 2 W Time:9:30am-10:45am Room: FIUS219Summary
 Summer C 2016 MMC BSC1011 3 W Time:11:00am-12:15pm Room: FIUS220Summary
 Summer C 2016 MMC BSC1011 5 W Time:12:30pm-1:45pm Room: FIUS220Summary
 Summer C 2016 MMC BSC1011 6 W Time:2:00pm-3:15pm Room: FIUS218Summary

Thursday 
 Summer C 2016 MMC BSC1011 10 R Time:8:00am-9:15am Room: OE222Summary
 Summer C 2016 MMC BSC1011 11 R Time:9:30am-10:45am Room: FIUS221Summary
 Summer C 2016 MMC BSC1011 12 R Time:11:00am-12:15pm Room: FIUS221Summary
 Summer C 2016 MMC BSC1011 14 R Time:3:30pm-4:45pm Room: FIUS219Summary
 Summer C 2016 MMC BSC1011 15 R Time:3:30pm-4:45pm Room: FIUS218Summary
 Summer C 2016 MMC BSC1011 18 R Time:6:25pm-7:40pm Room: ECS138Summary

Friday 
 Summer C 2016 MMC BSC1011 20 F Time:8:00am-9:15am Room: OE222Summary
 Summer C 2016 MMC BSC1011 21 F Time:9:30am-10:45am Room: DM144Summary
 Summer C 2016 MMC BSC1011 23 F Time:11:00am-12:15pm Room: AHC4-202Summary
 Summer C 2016 MMC BSC1011 24 F Time:11:00am-12:15pm Room: PC447Summary
 Summer C 2016 MMC BSC1011 25 F Time:12:30pm-1:45pm Room: OE222Summary
 Summer C 2016 MMC BSC1011 26 F Time:12:30pm-1:45pm Room: AHC4-202Summary

Fundamentals of Human Physiology (PCB-2099) 

Monday 
 Summer A 2016 MMC PCB2099 2 M Time:2:00pm-4:30pm Room: FIUS220Summary

Tuesday 
 Summer A 2016 MMC PCB2099 4 T Time:9:30am-12:00pm Room: FIUS220Summary
 Summer A 2016 MMC PCB2099 6 T Time:2:00pm-4:30pm Room: FIUS220Summary
 Summer A 2016 MMC PCB2099 7 T Time:3:30pm-6:00pm Room: GL250Summary

Intermediate Human Physiology (PCB-3702) 

Thursday 
 Summer C 2016 MMC PCB3702 1 R Time:12:30pm-1:45pm Room: FIUS221Summary
 Summer C 2016 MMC PCB3702 2 R Time:2:00pm-3:15pm Room: FIUS219Summary
 Summer C 2016 MMC PCB3702 3 R Time:3:30pm-4:45pm Room: FIUS217Summary
 Summer C 2016 MMC PCB3702 4 R Time:5:00pm-6:15pm Room: OE105Summary

Friday 
 Summer C 2016 MMC PCB3702 5 F Time:9:30am-10:45am Room: PC214Summary
 Summer C 2016 MMC PCB3702 6 F Time:11:00am-12:15pm Room: OE100Summary
 Summer C 2016 MMC PCB3702 8 F Time:2:00pm-3:15pm Room: CP101Summary
 Summer C 2016 MMC PCB3702 9 F Time:3:30pm-4:45pm Room: OE222Summary
 Summer C 2016 MMC PCB3702 10 F Time:5:00pm-6:15pm Room: CP107Summary

Human Biology (BSC-2023) 

Tuesday 
 Summer C 2016 MMC BSC2023 8 T Time:2:00pm-3:15pm Room: FIUS221Summary
 Summer C 2016 MMC BSC2023 9 T Time:3:30pm-4:45pm Room: FIUS221Summary
 Summer C 2016 MMC BSC2023 10 T Time:5:00pm-6:15pm Room: AHC4-302Summary

Ecology (PCB-3043) 

Monday 
 Summer A 2016 MMC PCB3043 5 M Time:9:00am-11:30am Room: AHC4-302Summary
 Summer A 2016 MMC PCB3043 7 M Time:2:30pm-5:00pm Room: GL250Summary
 Summer A 2016 MMC PCB3043 10 M Time:5:00pm-7:30pm Room: AHC4-202Summary
 Summer A 2016 MMC PCB3043 11 M Time:5:00pm-7:30pm Room: AHC4-302Summary
 Summer A 2016 MMC PCB3043 12 M Time:5:00pm-7:30pm Room: CP111Summary
 Summer A 2016 MMC PCB3043 13 M Time:6:00pm-8:30pm Room: GC273ASummary

Tuesday 
 Summer A 2016 MMC PCB3043 14 T Time:9:30am-12:00pm Room: FIUS218Summary
 Summer A 2016 MMC PCB3043 15 T Time:9:30am-12:00pm Room: FIUS217Summary
 Summer A 2016 MMC PCB3043 16 T Time:12:30pm-3:00pm Room: FIUS219Summary
 Summer A 2016 MMC PCB3043 17 T Time:12:30pm-3:00pm Room: FIUS218Summary
 Summer A 2016 MMC PCB3043 19 T Time:3:30pm-6:00pm Room: ECS145Summary

Friday 
 Summer A 2016 MMC PCB3043 1 F Time:2:30pm-5:00pm Room: PCA171Summary
 Summer A 2016 MMC PCB3043 2 F Time:2:30pm-5:00pm Room: CP115Summary
 Summer A 2016 MMC PCB3043 4 F Time:6:00pm-8:30pm Room: GL250Summary

Evolution (PCB-4674) 

Monday 
 Summer A 2016 MMC PCB4674 15 M Time:8:00am-10:30am Room: GL250Summary
 Summer A 2016 MMC PCB4674 16 M Time:9:30am-12:00pm Room: CP115Summary
 Summer A 2016 MMC PCB4674 19 M Time:2:00pm-4:30pm Room: FIUS218Summary

Thursday 
 Summer A 2016 MMC PCB4674 1 R Time:11:00am-1:30pm Room: FIUS219Summary
 Summer A 2016 MMC PCB4674 4 R Time:12:30pm-3:00pm Room: FIUS216Summary
 Summer A 2016 MMC PCB4674 5 R Time:2:00pm-4:30pm Room: FIUS215Summary
 Summer A 2016 MMC PCB4674 6 R Time:2:00pm-4:30pm Room: FIUS214Summary
 Summer A 2016 MMC PCB4674 7 R Time:3:30pm-6:00pm Room: GL250Summary
 Summer A 2016 MMC PCB4674 8 R Time:3:30pm-6:00pm Room: CP107Summary

Friday 
 Summer A 2016 MMC PCB4674 9 F Time:8:00am-10:30am Room: AHC4-202Summary
 Summer A 2016 MMC PCB4674 10 F Time:9:30am-12:00pm Room: DM193Summary
 Summer A 2016 MMC PCB4674 11 F Time:11:00am-1:30pm Room: CP101Summary
 Summer A 2016 MMC PCB4674 12 F Time:12:30pm-3:00pm Room: ECS138Summary
 Summer A 2016 MMC PCB4674 13 F Time:2:00pm-4:30pm Room: CP107Summary
 Summer A 2016 MMC PCB4674 14 F Time:3:30pm-6:00pm Room: ECS145Summary

Histology Lab (ZOO-3753L) 

Friday 
 Summer B 2016 MMC ZOO3753L 3 F Time:9:30am-12:00pm Room: DM193Summary
 Summer B 2016 MMC ZOO3753L 4 F Time:12:30pm-3:00pm Room: CP103Summary
Leaders 
 Leader PageThis course requires an enrolment key
 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 Physiology
 Group Discussion PCB3043 EcologySummary
 Group Discussion MCB3020 General MicrobiologySummary
 Group Discussion MCB2000 Introduction to MicrobiologySummary
 Group Discussion PCB3702 Intermediate Human PhysiologySummary
 Group Discussion PCB4674 EvolutionSummary
 Group Discussion ZOO3753L HistologySummary

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