3-credit graduate-level course at Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Oceanographic Center: Corals from the
Inside Out: Comparative Histopathology

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This course presents the microscopic anatomy of scleractinian corals and gorgonians (Phylum Cnidaria, Class Anthozoa) to support studies on their ecology, physiology, reproduction, biochemistry, systematics, molecular biology/genetics, immunology, embryology, and pathology. Topics covered include histology; coral diseases; sample collection, preservation,
processing, and histoslide preparation (lecture and discussion only, no laboratory); and slide reading of healthy and diseased specimens using light microscopy and virtual microscopy. The course begins May 11 with online readings, research, and assignments, and then students will meet at NSUOC for one week of full-time lecture and laboratory sessions July 13-17 (with final exam on the 17th); students complete assignments before the course ends July 31. Participants may bring histoslides from their own research to share with the group and discuss with Dr. Peters. Registration begins March 16.

Non-NSU students should contact Melissa Dore (missy@nova.edu) NOW to learn how to register and complete the paperwork. The cost is $3,294 for the 3-credit course or $1,647 to audit the course, plus application ($50), registration ($25), and lab ($10) fees. Students not living in the area can reserve a hotel room at a discounted rate (please contact
Corinne Lee, lcorinne@nova.edu, to obtain information on lodging) , but will be responsible for all travel, hotel, and meal expenses. No scholarships are available.