Bioimaging (BIOL 477H) Application for Fall 2013
ABOUT THE COURSE:
Bioimaging is a project based laboratory course that focuses on the use of microscopy in the life sciences, ranging from the principles of optics to the use of specialized microscopic techniques to investigate the structure and behavior of various types of cells. Using research-quality fluorescence microscopes purchased on the HHMI grant, students learn to use both phase and fluorescence microscopy, and to take digital stills and movies with both. They observe the movements of living cells in response to various substrates or drugs, and they learn to fix and stain cells to see greater internal detail, using quantification techniques to measure the size or concentration of various cellular components. Then they apply these techniques to the independent investigation of a particular problem regarding cell division, locomotion, or growth. Students wishing to complete their capstone experience through the laboratory course Research Methodology will register for BIOL 499E (fall) and BIOL 499F (spring). In the fall semester BIOL 499F students will participate in Bioimaging in addition to additional research activities. If you wish to pursue this option please fill out an application for BIOL 499E.
Prerequisite: Biology 285.
Please fill out the form below. For any course listed that you have taken AT UMASS AMHERST, please indicate the semester the course was taken and the grade you received.
Enrollment will be on a rolling basis until the course is filled. When your application has been accepted you will be notified by the instructor.
For those courses you have not taken, please leave spaces blank. If you have any issues with this form, please contact Susan Clevenger at firstname.lastname@example.org or 413-545-2287.
Mondays and Wednesdays 1:25PM - 4:25PM
Integrated Science Building room 360