477H - Bioimaging

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 cells. Using research-quality fluorescence microscopes, students learn to use both phase and fluorescence microscopy, and to take digital stills and movies with both. They observe the movement and division of living cells, identify cellular organelles and they learn to fix and stain cells to see greater internal detail. Then they apply these techniques to the independent investigation of a particular problem regarding cell division, locomotion, or growth.

Students wishing to complete their CHC Thesis 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 suec@bio.umass.edu or 413-545-2287.

Course Schedule:
Mondays and Wednesdays 1:25PM - 4:25PM

Integrated Science Building room 360

Please indicate what your cumulative GPA is as of Fall 2015.

If you have not taken this course, or plan on taking it in Fall 2015, please indicate it on this textfield.

Format should be: Course Name, Course ID (e.g. Biochem 523), Semester Taken, Grade

Seniors can elect to enroll in both semesters of this course offering as their Commonwealth College Capstone requirement. The fall semester offering is open to everyone, even if you don't elect to use the course as your capstone.