Comments from students
I thoroughly enjoyed this course and learned so much! I have already started to utilize information provided for my current research projects (particularly using SAS to calculate AUDPC, which I have been doing solely by hand) and will use more information provided in the future. Thanks so much!
~ Jada Powlen
I enjoyed how Dr. Cruz included on-going research to help students understand how the concepts were applied in practice. The invited speakers and suggested literature were inspiring.
~ Chen-yi Lu
I learned quite a few things from this class, being that it was the only other plant disease related class I have taken at Purdue besides BTNY301. In this class, I certainly learned more about how to have a hands-on framework for how to quantify disease spread in a research setting. It was beneficial for me to be in an environment with graduate students and being pushed to think beyond the material presented in lectures. One of the classes I most enjoyed at Purdue.
~ Kathryn Ausema
I definitely learned a lot during this course. Disease-related research requires much more knowledge and concepts than only pure biological knowledge. This was very useful to me, as the courses in my major (Biology) only focus on the biological background of different pathogen types.
~ Timon Lemmen
I really enjoyed the in-class activities and projects. They helped me to better understand how the information presented in the course could be applied to real world scenarios.
~ Audrey Conrad