Researchers have created a cellular probe that combines a tarantula toxin with a fluorescent compound to help scientists observe electrical activity in neurons and other cells. The probe binds to a voltage-activated potassium ion channel subtype, lighting up when the channel is turned off and dimming when it is activated.
Scientists tracing the real-time impact of viruses in the wild have found that entire amphibian communities are being killed off by closely related viruses introduced to mountainous areas of northern Spain.
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
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.
Log-ins have not been activated!!! We are working diligently to add new students to the website and reset all log-ins. Please keep checking until Thursday. If by 10AM Thursday you are still having difficulty logging in, please send us an email with your full name, PID, and FIU e-mail.
E-mails about log-ins received BEFORE Thursday will not be replied to, we are sorry.
Answering the same question 200+ times is preventing up from updating the website in a timely manner. Please be considerate.
The Fall 2014 PLTL Schedule of available sections is available for you to view. Please keep in mind that the schedule is subject to change until registration opens so check it periodically or at least an hour before enrollment opens for your subject.
The PLTL start dates and subject weeks have been updated on the front page of the PLTL website since the semester began. Please familiarize yourself with the start dates and the way that the PLTL week runs for your subject.
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
USCBA- US Century Bank Arena (Basketball Arena)
ZEB- Ziff Education Building
CBC- College of Business Complex
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/
If you are attempting to enroll for a second PLTL class and require MANUAL enrollment by the PLTL staff, Please email us at MIDNIGHT the night of the enrollment date in order to be enrolled.
When you email us at MIDNIGHT, make sure to include your FULL NAME, PANTHER ID, and FIU EMAIL, along with ALL OF THE INFORMATION for the Time and Subject you are requiring manual enrollment.
Also, students are advised to stay up until they receive a response from the PLTL staff confirming their enrollment into their choice session.
THIS DOES NOT GUARANTEE ENROLLMENT! It only guarantees that we will ATTEMPT to enroll you. If the session fills up before we are able to enroll you, as we enroll individual on a first come first serve basis after the enrollment appoint for the subject opens up, if by the time your request is processed that class is filled, YOU WILL NOT BE OVERRIDDEN INTO THE CLASS.
You will be notified as soon as we notice that the class is already full to choose another time. Therefore it is imperative that you are mindful of the emails at midnight.
Thank you and let us know if you have any further questions.