Molecular and Cell Biology Laboratory
PREREQUISITES: BIOL-UA 11 AND 12 OR BIOL-UA 13 AND BIOL-UA 14. CO-REQUISITE: BIOL-UA 21 MOLECULAR AND CELL BIOLOGY I.
This laboratory course applies concepts learned in the Molecular and Cell Biology course (BIOL-UA 21) to a molecular biology research project. The research project will introduce students to standard genetic and biochemical techniques common in a molecular biology lab, such as DNA isolation, agarose-gel electrophoresis, and transformation. The project also will provide students with a hands-on understanding of how modern DNA-sequencing technology, along with bioinformatic tools, can be used to discover genetic differences and understand cellular function.