A research-based laboratory for those enrolled in Bio 2960, this class provides an opportunity to join a research team with the goal of genomic characterization of a locally isolated phage (a virus that infects a bacterial host). Similar to Bio 192, but using a condensed format and a larger team to tackle each phage. Lab work focuses on learning computer-based tools for genome analysis, followed by careful annotation of several genes from your phage and in-depth investigation of one gene. Requires concurrent enrollment in Bio 2960 Principles of Biology I; not open to students enrolled in Bio 192. One 2-hr pre-class online review/preparation session, nine 2-hr laboratory sessions, and a final poster presentation. (Lab does not meet in weeks with a scheduled Bio 2960 midterm.) May be taken for a letter grade or Credit/No Credit.
Course Attributes: FA NSMAR NSMAS NSM
Section 01Collaborative Phage Bioinformatics
INSTRUCTOR: HaferView Course Listing