Investigations in Bioscience and Biotechnology
Cutting-edge research in bioscience and biotechnology draws upon ideas and methods from a broad range of academic disciplines spanning the sciences, engineering and medicine. Three areas of bioscience and biotechnology will be represented, each section is led by an instructor who does research in the particular field, and students will focus their study in one subject area for the entirety of the course. In each case, students learn general methodologies and principles for study and research in the biosciences while getting a glimpse of advanced research and exciting developments in the specific area of their section. The course may include guest lectures and course-related field trips, and each section will include a lab component. For Summer 2017, the fields of Neuroscience (offered in both sessions), 3D Bioprinting (tissue engineering -- offered in both sessions), Nanobiomaterials (Session 1), and Virology (Session 2) will be represented. Note that section topics are subject to change.