MICROBIO 385 Introduction to Biotechnology Laboratory

The methodology fundamental to the practice of modern biotechnology is presented. Techniques covered include establishment and manipulation of cell cultures, preparation and analysis of DNA and RNA, production of recombinant protein expression vectors, isolation, purification and characterization of proteins. Major emphasis on the student's performance of laboratory exercises which provide direct experience with each of the techniques mentioned.

Semester(s) offered: 
Spring
Prerequisites: 
BIOLOGY 101 and CHEM 112, or Consent of Instructor
Level: 
Undergraduate
Credits: 
4