BIO 352 - Genetics of Mitochondrial Shaping
In this group investigation course, students explore novel questions regarding the molecular basis of mitochondrial movement and shaping in developing fruit fly sperm cells, learning to design and carry out experiments employing classical and molecular genetic techniques including fly husbandry and recombinant DNA technology, along with basic microscopy. Students give frequent oral presentations on their experimental results, ending the semester with a formal write-up. Emphasis is also placed on searching for and analyzing recent relevant journal articles.
Prerequisites & Notes
Successful completion of BIO 201 and permission of the instructor are required.