110L. Integrative Approach to Discovery in Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology
Lecture, four hours; laboratory, 14 hours. Requisites: Life Sciences 3, 4, and 23L, or 7A, 7B, 7C, and 107. Discovery-based research experience in molecular, cell, and developmental biology. Working in small research teams, students engage in experiments using primitive marine chordate Botryllus schlosseri. Evaluation of data through rigorous quantification and bioinformatics techniques using several online databases. Use of graphics and other software for preparation of figures and illustrations for presentations. Through execution of experiments, intrinsic aspects of research, including record keeping, quantification, scientific writing, collaborative efforts, responsibilities, ethics, and ownership. High-quality results may lead to publication in peer-reviewed scientific journals. Letter grading.