Protein Research Methods (BIO4109.01)

Amie McClellan

Research questions in cell biology and biochemistry often require the ability to study the proteins at the heart of the inquiry. This course will give students hands-on experience with techniques for quantifying proteins, detecting protein expression, assessing protein-protein interactions, purifying proteins, and visualizing fluorescently-labeled proteins in vivo. Additionally, students will read relevant primary literature articles that utilize protein-based methodologies to address biological questions.

Learning Outcomes:
comfort with basic protein-focused laboratory research techniques

experience designing, executing, troubleshooting, and analyzing experiments

experience learning both with and from peers and collaborating

ability to keep clear and meaningful notes to enable experiments to be repeated not only by yourself, but by others

Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Prerequisites: Cell Biology, Chemistry 1
Corequisites: It may be possible to take this couse as a corequisite (rather than prerequisite) with Cell Biology - considerations will be made on a case-by-case basis
Course Level: 4000-level
Credits: 4
W 2:10PM - 5:50PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 12
Course Frequency: Every 2-3 years

Categories: All courses , Biology , Chemistry , Fully In-Person
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