Are you interested in doing molecular biology research? Learn about the basic techniques used regularly by student researchers!
This course is intended to provide an introduction to laboratory-based molecular biology. UC Berkeley is one the finest research institutions in the world - especially in the realm of biology; therefore, science majors here have the ability to partake in ground-breaking research with world- renowned faculty. However, if accepted, there is a certain amount of information you’re expected to have learned; this information is not explicitly taught in any lower division course, and synthesizing it on your own can be daunting and difficult.
This course is intended to bridge this gap; we will be providing an insight into the basic techniques that will be utilized in any molecular biology lab. Of course, going over every possible laboratory mechanism is impossible; for this reason, we’ll be discussing techniques that are the most common and often assigned to undergraduates when they first join laboratory. This will facilitate your transition into the laboratory and also help you make the most of your research experience, whether you currently are working in one or intend to in the future. We also assign each student a student mentor already doing molecular biology research as a guide to answer questions and help navigate the confusing process of getting research in UC Berkeley. The instruction will be done through a mixture of lecturing and group activities during class time.
**We do not expect you to be a MCB major!**
Note: Syllabus subject to change during the semester.
Zoom link: https://berkeley.zoom.us/j/99651389434
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|Primer Weekly Section||Ruchika Singla, Anvita Kulshrestha||__||Zoom||[Tu] 5:00PM-6:30PM||TBD||Open||--||--|