477H--Bioimaging

In this interdisciplinary course, we will explore the topic of imaging biological material, beginning with optics and basic microscopy. Students will perform hands-on exercises in the use of the light microscope, digital cameras, and image processing and quantification. Common pitfalls in imaging biological samples will be covered. Students will perform experiments to test and quantify various aspects of cell migration, cell cycle regulation, mitosis and endocytosis. Using the methods learned in the first portion of the class, students will design and complete a hypothesis-based experiment of their own design and present their findings. Bioimaging is a laboratory-based course.

Offered Fall Semesters Only, Special Section Now Open Spring 2024

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