MICROBIO 590L Parasitology Lab

Interdisciplinary discovery-based laboratory in which students perform individualized experiments. Students use the genetic tool RNA interference to validate potential new drug targets in the protozoan parasite, Trypanosoma brucei. specific techniques include: database searching, primer design and PCR analyses, DNA andRNA isolation, culturing and transfection of eukaryotic cells, inducible RNA interference, epifluorescence analyses, and drug inhibitor studies.

Semester(s) offered: 
Spring
Co-requisites: 
MICROBIO 590S or consent of instructor
Level: 
Both
Credits: 
3