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Laboratory in Cell and Molecular Neurobiology
BIOL 250
Fall 2007 not offered
Crosslisting: NS&B 250

The goals of the course will be to introduce laboratory techniques within a framework of solving research problems. This is to enhance the understanding of neuroscience, as well as provide laboratory skills. Review questions will be included for the end of each laboratory session, original research papers will be read and discussed, and students will be given the opportunity to design experiments through an independent research project. Both quantitative and qualitative approaches will be used to analyze experimental data obtained by the student. This is so that the student will not only gain experience in specific laboratory techniques, but will also gain a feel for the research process itself by active participation in research. In addition to techniques practiced in the course, additional techniques employed in research will be presented through lecture. Techniques will include plasmid engineering and analysis, cell ! culture growth and transfection, Western blotting, immunoprecipitations, cryostat sectioning, immunohistochemistry, and confocal fluorescence microscopy. Class discussion and review questions will be devoted to designing experiments and formulating testable hypotheses. Grades are based on laboratory notebooks (with review questions), a midterm written exam and lab practicum, and a term paper based on the independent research project.

Essential Capabilities: None
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: NSM BIOL
Course Format: LaboratoryGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (BIOL)(CIS)(NS&B)

Last Updated on JUN-13-2024
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