Dr. Susan Carson

Associate Professor

Director, TH!NK

Science education, enhancing critical and creative thinking in higher education


Carson, S. Targeting critical thinking skills in a first-year undergraduate research course. Under review, JMBE.

Carson,S, E Bruff, W DeFoor, J Dums, A Groth, T Hatfield, A Iyer, K Joshi, S McAdams, D Miles, Delanie Miller, A Oufkir, B Raynor, S Riley, S Roland, H Rozier, S Talley, and EMiller. Genome Sequences of Six Paenibacillus larvae Siphoviridae Phages. In press, genomeAThe authors of this paper are primarily undergraduates.

Ott LE, and S Carson.  2014. Immunological Tools: Engaging Students in the Use and Analysis of Flow Cytometry and Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA).  Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education. 42(5): 382-397.

Srougi, M, J Thomas-Swanik, JD Chan, JS Marchant, and S Carson. 2014. Making Heads or Tails: Planarian Stem Cells in the Classroom. JMBE. 15(1): 18-25. This paper was selected for inclusion in the 2015 annual spotlight edition.

Jordan, TC, SH Burnett, S Carson, SM Caruso, K Clase, RJ DeJong, JJ Dennehy, DR Denver, D Dunbar, SR Elgin, AM Findley, CR Gissendanner, UP Golebiewska, N Guild, GA Hartzog, WH Grillo, GP Hollowell, LE Hughes, A Johnson, RA King, LO Lewis, W Li, F Rosenzweig, MR Rubin, MS Saha, J Sandoz, CD Shaffer, B Taylor, L Temple, E Vazquez, VC Ware, LP Barker, KW Bradley, D Jacobs-Sera, WH Pope, DA Russell, SG Cresawn, D Lopatto, CP Bailey, GF Hatfull. 2014. A broadly implementable research course for first-year undergraduate students. mBio, 5(1): 1-8.

Srougi, MC and S Carson. 2013. Inquiry into chemotherapy-induced p53 activation in cancer cells as a model for teaching signal transduction. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education. 41(6): 419-432. DOI: 10. 1002/bmb.20741.

Carson, S. and ES Miller. 2013. Introducing primary scientific literature to first-year undergraduate researchers. CURQ-W. Summer 2013 edition.

Srougi, MC, HB Miller, DS Witherow, and S Carson. 2013. Assessment of a Novel Group-Centered Testing Schema in an Upper-Level Undergraduate Molecular Biotechnology Course. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education. 41:232-241.

Carson, S, H Miller, and DS Witherow. 2012. Molecular Biology Techniques: A Classroom Laboratory Manual. Academic Press.

Miller, HB, DS Witherow, and S Carson. 2012. Student Learning Outcomes and Attitudes when Biotechnology Lab Partners are of Different Academic Levels. CBE Life Sci Educ . 11:323-332.

Miller H and S Carson. 2012. A Contemporary, Laboratory-Intensive Course on Messenger RNA Transcription and Processing. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education. 40(2):89-99

Witherow, DS and S Carson. 2011. A Laboratory-Intensive Course on the Experimental Study of Protein-Protein Interactions. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education. 39:300-308.

Miller, J, DS Witherow, and S Carson. 2009. Assessment of a Novel Laboratory-Intensive Course on RNA Interference. CBE Life Sci Educ. 8:316-325. This paper was selected for the journal cover.

Carson, S, J Chisnell, and R Kelly. 2009. Integrating Modern Biology into the ChE Biomolecular Engineering Concentration at NC State University through a Campus-Wide Core Laboratory Education Program. Chemical Engineering Education. 4:257-264.

Carson, S. 2007. A New Paradigm for Mentored Undergraduate Research in Molecular Microbiology. CBE Life Sci Educ. 6: 343-349.

Mozdziak, PE, JN Petitte, and SD Carson, 2004. An Introductory Undergraduate Course Covering Animal Cell Culture Techniques. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education 32:319-322.

Rashotte AM, Carson SD, To JP, Kieber JJ. 2003. Expression profiling of cytokinin action in Arabidopsis. Plant Physiol. 132(4):1998-2011.

Carson, SDB, B Stone, J Fu, M Beucher, and PF Sparling. 2000. Phase variation of the gonococcal siderophore receptor FetA. Molecular Microbiology 36:585-593.

Carson, SDB, PE Klebba, SMC Newton, and PF Sparling. 1999. Ferric enterobactin binding and utilization by Neisseria gonorrhoeae. J Bacteriol. 181:2895-2901.

Carson, SDB, CE Thomas, and C Elkins. 1996. Cloning and sequencing of a Haemophilus ducreyi fur homolog. Gene. 176:125-129.

Zylstra, GJ, RL Sandoli, EJ Basham, SD Biegel, and VA Didolkar. 1993. Isolation and characterization of microbial strains with aromatic dioxygenase pathways. J. Cellular Biochem. 17C:194.