BIONB 4300

BIONB 4300

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2023-2024.

Experiments include PCR, western blots, RNAi, antibody staining, optogenetics, calcium imaging of neurons and behavioral assays. Students will also construct their own epifluoresence microscope. Experiments emphasize how molecular techniques can be applied to studying neurobiological problems and will culminate in designing your own experiments. If you have additional questions please contact

When Offered Spring.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: BIOMG 3300 or BIOMG 3310. Recommended prerequisite: BIOMG 2801.

Distribution Category (BIO-AS, PBS-AS)

  • Demonstrate competence in basic molecular biology and protein biochemistry skills in the laboratory and the underlying principles of these techniques.
  • Demonstrate mastery of basic bioinformatics tools such as BLASTN, TBLASTN, and BLASTP and using model organism databases such as FlyBase.
  • Weigh how various laboratory methods offer complementary insights into the characterization of gene expression.
  • Demonstrate a mastery of scientific procedures and data analysis by crafting comprehensive laboratory reports.

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one discussion, one laboratory, and one research.

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17423 BIONB 4300   DIS 201

    • R Wing Hall 302
    • Jan 22 - May 7, 2024
    • Deitcher, D

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Thursday discussion section time will be arranged to accommodate student schedules after the course is underway.

  •  1800 BIONB 4300   LAB 401

    • T Wing Hall 302
    • Jan 22 - May 7, 2024
    • Deitcher, D

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    The lab is open until 5:00 pm for additional work.

  • 18529 BIONB 4300   RSC 701

    • TBA
    • Jan 22 - May 7, 2024
    • Deitcher, D

  • Instruction Mode: Directed Research
    At least 4 hours of additional research/lab work is expected per week.