486H--Molecular Biology of Model Systems

The goal of this laboratory course is to explore how researchers address modern biological questions through the use of model organisms. The course will be taught by a team of faculty whose own research employs these model systems to answer a diverse range of biological problems, including molecular evolution, plant development, yeast genetics, embryonic development and population genetics. Students will be introduced to several different model organisms that may include representative bacterial, plant, fungal, invertebrate, and vertebrate species. Lab exercises will employ sophisticated, state-of-the-art molecular methods and will tackle a variety of current biological questions.

Prerequisites: BIOLOGY 285 or BIOCHEM 285 or BIOLOGY 283, all with a grade of 'B' or better.

Fulfills biology core requirement area(s):

Cellular Biology and Development

Fulfills plant requirement for biology majors?

No

Fulfills lab requirement for biology majors?

Yes

Fulfills general education requirement for non-biology majors?

No