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Molecular Biology Literature

East Baltimore
1st term
Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
2 credits
Academic Year:
2019 - 2020
Class Times:
  • W F,  9:00 - 10:20am
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor :
Patricia Bazemore

Each week, discusses over two sessions the assigned paper from historic or current scientific literature. The first session covers only the methodologies and how they work, the second covers the scientific advancements achieved with these methods. Each session has both student and faculty discussion leaders.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Understand the scientific evidence that supports the basic principles of molecular biology
  2. Understand basic molecular biology methods used in the research laboratory
  3. Identify the limitations of experimental methods to determine if the published evidence supports the authors’ conclusions
Methods of Assessment:

Students evaluated on their preparation of reading assignments and in-class participation.

Instructor Consent:

No consent required

Special Comments:

Designed for masters students with basic understanding of DNA, RNA, proteins and cellular organelles, with or without laboratory experience.