Publications

Tiny Earth is committed to scholarship in research, teaching, and learning. Check out our publications from the leadership team to illustrate the scientific and educational expertise in Tiny Earth.

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AJEDI in Science: Leveraging instructor communities to create antiracist curricula
Sarah Miller, Jennifer Kerr, and Jo Handelsman
Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education (
In press)

Rapid Pivot of CURE Wet Lab to Online with the Help of Instructor Communities
Enid González-Orta, Deb Tobiason, Brittney J Gasper, Aarti Raja, and Sarah Miller
Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education (2022)

Tiny Earth: A big idea for STEM education and antibiotic discovery
Amanda Hurley, Marc G. Chevrette, Deepa D. Acharya, Gabriel L. Lozano, Manuel Garavito, Jen Heinritz, Luis Balderrama, Mara Beebe, Martel L. DenHartog, Kamiyah Corinaldi, Renee Engels, Alyssa Gutierrez, Orli Jona, Josephine H. I. Putnam, Brody Rhodes, Tiffany Tsang, Simon Hernandez, Carol Bascom-Slack, Jessamina E. Blum, Paul A. Price, Debra Davis, Joanna Klein, Joshua Pultorak, Nora L. Sullivan, Nigel J. Mouncey, Pieter C. Dorrestein, Sarah Miller, Nichole A. Broderick, and Jo Handelsman
mBio (2021)

Educational Activities for Students and Citizens Supporting the One-Health Approach on Antimicrobial Resistance
Massimiliano Marvasi, Lilliam Casillas, Alberto Vassallo, and Diane Purchase
Antibiotics (2021)

Tiny Earth Pivot: Impacts of COVID-19 on faculty mentoring and teaching.
Mica Estrada, Paul Hernandez, Jo Handelsman, Sarah Miller, Nichole Broderick, Meg Patterson, Juliet Nyanamba, Zoey Du, Gerald Young, Natalia Maldonado, Lilibeth Watson, and Perla Sandoval
Figshare (2020)

MicroMundo Upside Down: Targeted searching for antibiotics-producing bacteria from soil with reverse antibiosis approaches
María Alvarado, Pilar Clemente-Casares, Diego A. Moreno, and Piet W. J. de Groot

Frontiers in Microbiology (2020)

Expanding Tiny Earth to Genomics: A bioinformatics approach for an undergraduate class to characterize antagonistic strains
Joseph Basalla, Ryan Harris, Elizabeth Burgess, Nicholas Zeedyk, and Hans Wildschutte
FEMS Microbiology Letters (2020)

Tiny Earth: A research guide to student sourcing antibiotic discovery
Simon Hernandez,
Tiffany Tsang, Carol Bascom-Slack, Nichole Broderick, and Jo Handelsman
XanEdu, Ann Arbor, MI. (2018)

Scientific Teaching, Mentoring, and Diversity in Science

Engage to Excel: Producing one million additional college graduates with degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics
President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST),
Executive Office of the President, Washington, DC (2012)

A Summer Institute to Improve University Science Teaching
Christine Pfund, Sarah Miller, Kerry Brenner, Peter Bruns, Amy Chang, Diane Ebert-May, Adam P. Fagan, Jim Gentile, Sandra Gossens, Ishrat M. Khan, Jay B. Labov,
Christine Maidl Pribbenow, Millard Susman, Lillian Tong, Robin Wright, Robert T. Yuan, William B. Wood, and Jo Handelsman
Science (2009)

Scientific Teaching in Practice
Sarah Miller, Christine Pfund, Christine Maidl Pribbenow, and Jo Handelsman
Science (2008)

Scientific Teaching
Jo Handelsman, Sarah Miller, and Christine Pfund
WH Freeman & Co, New York, NY (2007)

The Merits of Training Mentors
Christine Pfund, Christine Maidl Pribbenow, Janet Branchaw, Sarah Miller Lauffer, and Jo Handelsman
Science (2006)

Entering Mentoring (free download)
Jo Handelsman, Christine Pfund, Sarah Miller Lauffer, and Christine Maidl Pribbenow
(2005)

Entering Mentoring (Adaptations)
Christine Pfund, et al.
Center for the Improvement of Mentored Experiences in Research (CIMER, UW-Madison)

Scientific Teaching
Jo Handelsman, Diane Ebert-May, Robert Beichner, Peter Bruns, Amy Chang, Robert DeHaan, Jim Gentile, Sarah Miller Lauffer, James Stewart, Shirley M. Tilghman, and William B. Wood

Science (2004)

Microbiology, Soil Science, and Discovery of New Molecules

Publications coming soon!