Microbiology and Molecular Biology

Phage Hunters: Discovery

Phage Hunters: Discovery
Phage isolation and characterization.
 Hours2.0 Credit, 0.0 Lecture, 6.0 Lab
 NoteFreshmen or sophomore students preferred. Requires two semester commitment
 ProgramsContaining MMBIO 194A
Course Outcomes: 

Aseptic Technique

Use proper aseptic techniques for the transfer and handling of microorganisms and instruments.

Media and Test Systems

Use appropriate microbiological media and test systems.

Laboratory Equipment

Use standard microbiology laboratory equipment correctly.

Experimental Protocol and Data Analysis

Follow an experimental protocol, collect and organize data in a systematic fashion, present data in an
appropriate form, assess the validity of the data, and draw appropriate conclusions based on the results.

Analyzing, Troubleshooting and Experimental Design

Analyze experimental data, draw conclusions and troubleshoot problems. Design appropriate experiments given the results

Characterize bacteriophages using standard morphological, genomic and proteomic approaches.

Understand and utilize scientific methods used to study and compare bacteriophages, including electron microscopy, DNA sequencing, DNA annotation, Genomic and proteomic comparison, mass spectrometry and phylogenetic techniques such as ANI, phylogenetic trees and dot plot analysis.

Communicating science

Learn about the different methods of presenting scientific findings, including scientific blogs, posters, abstracts, manuscripts and presentations. Learn to write and critique scientific blogs