BIO 280 - Research Regenerative Biology
This laboratory-based course will provide motivated science students with an authentic research experience. Students will use the zebrafish, a laboratory research animal, to explore topics such as the molecular basis of size regulation and tissue regeneration in vertebrates. Students will be introduced to essential research skills in this field such as zebrafish handling and life cycle, DNA isolation and genotyping, immunofluorescence/in situ hybridization, and/or microscopic image capture and analysis. During the course, students will learn about experimental design, execute experiments, make detailed observations, and record and analyze their data using appropriate statistical methods. Some weekend laboratory work may be required. The goal of this course is for students to experience firsthand the excitement, challenges, and rewards of scientific research.
BIO 111 or BIO 112 or Pemission of Instructor