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2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BIO 5038 - Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

Credits: 4

DNA makes RNA makes protein. This project-based course combines lecture and laboratory into one integrated experience that covers the processes that revolutionized the study of biology and medicine. The scientific discoveries that shaped the biotechnology industry will be covered as we learn the cutting-edge techniques currently used in academic laboratories, industry and medicine. Students will learn the fundamental theories of molecular genetics underpinning the practice of modern biotechnology while participating in an original research project.

Graduate students will be responsible for researching, designing, preparing and leading one of the laboratory experiments.  Graduate students will also write a comprehensive reflection on what worked and what needs to be improved for each aspect of the unit.

Prerequisite(s): BIO2018
When Offered: Every other Fall