Design appropriate experiments and apply the techniques of nucleic acid biochemistry to their own research problems.
Identify how malfunctions in these pathways lead to diseases such as cancer, heart disease and diabetes.
Obtain new information from scientific publications and place this information in the context of what is believed to be true.
Judge published information for its strengths and weaknesses.
Understand the techniques used to study signal transduction and the merits and pitfalls of such techniques.
Present new information on cellular signaling in an understandable and professional way.