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BMB ScM Laboratory Rotations

East Baltimore
4th term
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Variable Credit
Academic Year:
2021 - 2022
Instruction Method:
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor:
Philip Jordan

All departmental ScM students spend one to three terms, respectively, participating in the research activities of departmental faculty's laboratories. Students select appropriate rotations in consultation with their academic advisor and the ScM Program Director. The objective is to provide the opportunity for interaction with several faculty members, so that a thesis laboratory may be identified. The course aims to broaden a student's knowledge of laboratory techniques and skills, expose the student to a variety of research areas and to develop the ability to carry out a research project.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Perform laboratory techniques and skills
  2. Design experiments for a variety of research areas in the BMB
  3. Interact effectively with faculty and fellow lab members about lab-based research
  4. Develop and carry out a research project based on hypothesis-driven or discovery-driven studies
Methods of Assessment:

This course is evaluated as follows:

  • 50% Participation
  • 50% Project(s)

Instructor Consent:

No consent required