Molecular Biology and Biochemistry: From DNA to Enzymes

Course Description

This laboratory-intensive course will give you the opportunity to study and execute fundamental techniques in medical research. The class first focuses on the purification, manipulation, and genotyping of your own DNA. We then transition to proteins, where fluorescent proteins are expressed and purified in bacteria. The last section of the class focuses on enzymes. Experiments will be performed to measure how well enzymes involved in lactose intolerance and biofuel production work under a variety of environmental conditions.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:
• Navigate through basic, yet integral, experiments in a molecular biology laboratory
• Explain basic concepts in biochemistry and molecular biology
• Apply your learned techniques to new scientific problems

This course will allow you to apply laboratory techniques and explore concepts that are essential for furthering the work in an array of life-science research labs.

On-Campus Supplemental Fee: $125


Completion of a high school biology course is required.


One Section 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: June 27, 2022 - July 15, 2022
Duration: 3 Weeks
Meeting Times: M-F 3:30P-6:20P
Status: Closed
Format: On-Campus
Instructor(s): Yuliya Nemtsova
Course Number: 10136