Teaching Cancer

Come learn about the benefits and challenges of our collaborative teacher-scientist partnership approach to teaching Cancer in Biology II classrooms. Experience how authentic scientific practices can be used to understand cancer as a disease, and the challenges of diagnosing and treating it. See our engaging, literacy- rich lesson plans, and find out how you can gain FREE access to all our materials, professional development trainings, and implementation support programs.

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Participants will engage in hands-on computational activities designed for the classroom, that bring to life the changes that occur in a cancer cell from mutations to signaling. Please bring your tablets/laptops to experience these activities. 

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Revati Masilimani

Scientific-Education Researcher

Dr. Revati Masilimani is a scientific-education researcher. Her training and research has been in Immunlogy and Infectious Disease and she works to design and disseminate high school curriculum in biomedical science in collaboration with teachers and scientist partners. she has always believed that the fruits of scientific research cannot truly be realized unless they are transmitted widely through educating the lay public as well as the next generation of budding scientists. At the Center for Translational Science Education (CTSE) at Tufts Medical School, she works with a remarkable group of scientists and educators to use the best practices of both science and education to engage people in science.