Psychology and Brain Sciences | Topics in Psychology: Lab in Molecular Neuroscience
P457 | 27016 | Lai, C.


This intensive 8 week laboratory course is designed to provide the
advanced undergraduate with training in molecular techniques useful
for studying the nervous system. The students will learn to make DNA
constructs useful for investigating gene function and will learn to
work with fluorescent proteins, cell transfections, and RNA
interference. Additional techniques will include genotyping
transgenic mice, the preparation of recombinant proteins and
sectioning brain tissue for histological analyses. Grading will be
based on lab notebook, quizzes, as well as a take-home midterm and
take-home final exam.