385H--Cellular & Molecular Biology Lab

BIOLOGY 397MH is a hands-on project-based laboratory that focuses on the molecular and cellular analysis of mutations in the tumor suppressor gene p53, which is mutated in ~50% of cancerous human tumors. Students learn and apply different techniques of molecular cell biology to determine what, if any, functional defects are caused by different p53 mutations that have been identified previously in patient tumor samples. Emphasis will be placed on modeling how practicing scientists think and dissect such a biological problem, through the analysis of student-generated scientific data and the interpretation of such original experimental results.

This course is not currently being offered

Biology Core Requirement Area: 
Cellular Biology and Development
Plant requirement: 
Yes
Lab Requirement: 
Yes
General Education Requirement: 
No