Current Topics in Microbiology and Molecular Biology
Readings from current literature on a specific topic; student presentations and discussion.
MMBIO
551R
 Hours1.0 - 2.0 Credit, Arr Lecture, Arr Lab
 PrerequisitesNone
 TaughtFall Contact Department, Winter Contact Department, Spring Contact Department, Summer Contact Department
Course Outcomes: 


Primary literature

Students will be able to read, interpret, understand and evaluate current primary literature

Primary literature

Students will be able to read, interpret, understand and evaluate current primary literature

Current Topics

Students will describe in depth current topics in molecular or microbiology

Current Topics

Students will describe in depth current topics in molecular or microbiology

Scientific Communication

Students will present finding from the primary literature in a scientific manner, and evaluate the presentations of others.

Scientific Communication

Students will present finding from the primary literature in a scientific manner, and evaluate the presentations of others.

Scientific Communication

Students will present finding from the primary literature in a scientific manner, and evaluate the presentations of others.

Scientific Communication

Students will present finding from the primary literature in a scientific manner, and evaluate the presentations of others.

Scientific Communication

Students will present finding from the primary literature in a scientific manner, and evaluate the presentations of others.

Scientific Communication

Students will present finding from the primary literature in a scientific manner, and evaluate the presentations of others.

Basic molecular biology techniques

Learn basic Molecular biology techniques including but not limited to:

  • Plasmid construction
  • PCR
  • Primer design
  • Cloning procedures
  • DNA transformation procedures
  • Basic bacterial growth protocols
  • Enzyme assays (B-gal, etc.)
  • Maintaining and modifying primer, plasmid and strain databases
  • Maintaining a proper notebook

Basic molecular biology techniques

Learn basic Molecular biology techniques including but not limited to:

  • Plasmid construction
  • PCR
  • Primer design
  • Cloning procedures
  • DNA transformation procedures
  • Basic bacterial growth protocols
  • Enzyme assays (B-gal, etc.)
  • Maintaining and modifying primer, plasmid and strain databases
  • Maintaining a proper notebook

Basic molecular biology techniques

Learn basic Molecular biology techniques including but not limited to:

  • Plasmid construction
  • PCR
  • Primer design
  • Cloning procedures
  • DNA transformation procedures
  • Basic bacterial growth protocols
  • Enzyme assays (B-gal, etc.)
  • Maintaining and modifying primer, plasmid and strain databases
  • Maintaining a proper notebook

Scientific Communication

Students will present finding from the primary literature in a scientific manner, and evaluate the presentations of others.

Scientific Communication

Students will present finding from the primary literature in a scientific manner, and evaluate the presentations of others.

Current Topics

Students will describe in depth current topics in molecular or microbiology

Primary literature

Students will be able to read, interpret, understand and evaluate current primary literature

Primary literature

Students will be able to read, interpret, understand and evaluate current primary literature

Primary literature

Students will be able to read, interpret, understand and evaluate current primary literature

Primary literature

Students will be able to read, interpret, understand and evaluate current primary literature

Primary literature

Students will be able to read, interpret, understand and evaluate current primary literature

Experimental Research Design

Design and conduct research experiments with appropriate positive and negative controls.

Experimental Research Design

Design and conduct research experiments with appropriate positive and negative controls.

Experimental Research Design

Design and conduct research experiments with appropriate positive and negative controls.

Primary literature

Students will be able to read, interpret, understand and evaluate current primary literature

Current Topics

Students will describe in depth current topics in molecular or microbiology

Current Topics

Students will describe in depth current topics in molecular or microbiology

Current Topics

Students will describe in depth current topics in molecular or microbiology

Current Topics

Students will describe in depth current topics in molecular or microbiology

Current Topics

Students will describe in depth current topics in molecular or microbiology

Analyze Scientific Articles

Learn how to read and analyze scientific articles.

Analyze Scientific Articles

Learn how to read and analyze scientific articles.

Analyze Scientific Articles

Learn how to read and analyze scientific articles.