Course Info: NS-0235

CourseNS-0235 Methods in Molecular Biology
Long TitleMethods in Molecular Biology
Note(s) Textbook information
Meeting InfoCole Science CenterüCole Science Center 2-OPENü2-MOLC on MüM from 2:30-5:30ü2:30-5:30
FacultyJohn Castorino
Cumulative Skill(s)Independent Work
Quantitative Skills
Additional InfoIn this course students are generally expected to spend at least 6 to 8 hours a week of preparation and work outside of class time.

This introductory course explored the process of doing scientific research in a molecular biology lab. Students learned numerous techniques in the lab, including DNA isolation, PCR, gel electrophoresis, restriction enzyme mapping, cloning, and basic microscopy. Additionally, we investigated the historical and conceptual aspects of these approaches. Students engaged in semester-long research projects in which they designed and carried out experiments, collected and analyzed data, and reported their conclusions in written and oral formats. This course was intended for students with little or no experience in a molecular biology lab, and it prepared them for more advanced molecular lab courses and training.