PHCL 5112: Foundations of Biomedical Research

1-2 Credits

This is a course for first-year students in the Graduate Program of Pharmacology. This course will introduce graduate students to the basic operating principles and techniques of a scientific research laboratory, general concepts surrounding experimental design and experimental controls, and familiarity with common laboratory calculations. Discussion of scientific techniques will include recombinant DNA and molecular biology techniques, protein expression and purification, protein assays, biochemical data analysis and fitting methods, transcriptomics and proteomics studies, and cell culture & mouse models of disease. Methods are presented in the context of highlighting general principles in experimental design. Prerequisites: student in the Graduate Program in Pharmacology Keywords: Basic Science, Pharmacology, Personnel, Writing, Presentation, Protein, DNA, Molecule, Microscope, Bioinformatics, Drug

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B+ Average (3.418)Most Common: A (31%)

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