Methods in Molecular Biology

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Natural Science
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Hampshire College
This introductory course will explore the process of doing scientific research in a molecular biology lab. Students will learn numerous techniques in the lab, including DNA isolation, PCR, gel electrophoresis, restriction enzyme mapping, cloning, and basic microscopy. Additionally, we will investigate the historical and conceptual aspects of these approaches. Students will engage in semester-long research projects in which they design and carryout experiments, collect and analyze data, and report their conclusions in written and oral formats. This course is intended for students with little or no experience in a molecular biology lab, and it will prepare students for more advanced molecular lab courses and training.
Independent Work Quantitative Skills In this course students are generally expected to spend at least 6 to 8 hours a week of preparation and work outside of class time.
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Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
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Methods in Molecular Biology
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
1 4.0 John Castorino 02:30PM-05:30PM M;02:30PM-05:30PM M Cole Science Center 2-OPEN;Cole Science Center 2-MOLC