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Laboratory Research in Biomedicine

Course Description

In this laboratory-intensive course, you will be introduced to various topics and techniques in molecular biology, molecular genetics, and biochemistry which are fundamental to research across multiple life science disciplines. In addition to the hands-on laboratory experiences, you will be introduced to the theoretical background of the techniques as well as their application to different areas of biomedical research.

During this course, you will:
• Develop technical skills and confidence through hands-on laboratory work.
• Develop problem-solving and critical thinking skills associated with conducting experiments and analyzing their data.
• Gain an understanding of molecular biology and biochemistry laboratory techniques essential for pursuing future original research at any level.

You will conduct a number of classical techniques including restriction enzyme analysis, agarose gel electrophoresis, and polymerase chain reaction (PCR). In addition, you will gain experience with more advanced procedures including sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (SDS-PAGE) analysis, and protein detection utilizing an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). You will also critically evaluate and analyze the data that you generate. The course will culminate in a final experiment where you will employ many of their newly acquired laboratory skills to carry out an experiment using cutting-edge CRISPR technology.

On-Campus Supplemental Fee: $150

Prerequisites

No previous laboratory experience is necessary. Completion of a high school biology course is encouraged but not required.

Sections

Four Sections Available to Choose From:

Online sections of Pre-College courses are offered in one of the following modalities: Asynchronous, Mostly asynchronous, or Blended. Please review full information regarding the experience here.


Dates: July 11, 2022 - July 22, 2022
Duration: 2 Weeks
Meeting Times: M-F 12:15P-3:05P
Status: Closed
Format: On-Campus
Instructor(s): Donna Lizotte
Course Number: 10012

Dates: July 11, 2022 - July 22, 2022
Duration: 2 Weeks
Meeting Times: M-F 8:30A-11:20A
Status: Closed
Format: On-Campus
Instructor(s): Donna Lizotte
Course Number: 10011

Dates: July 25, 2022 - August 05, 2022
Duration: 2 Weeks
Meeting Times: M-F 12:15P-3:05P
Status: Closed
Format: On-Campus
Instructor(s): Donna Lizotte
Course Number: 10015

Dates: July 25, 2022 - August 05, 2022
Duration: 2 Weeks
Meeting Times: M-F 8:30A-11:20A
Status: Closed
Format: On-Campus
Instructor(s): Donna Lizotte
Course Number: 10014