7.18 Topics in Experimental Biology

Fall 2005

Photo of student laboratory in the Biology Department at MIT.

Student laboratory space in the Biology Department at MIT. (Photo by Dr. Kate Bacon Schneider. Used with permission.)

Course Highlights

This course features a selection of downloadable lecture notes.

Course Description

This independent experimental study course is designed to allow students with a strong interest in independent research to fulfill the project laboratory requirement for the Biology Department Program in the context of a research laboratory at MIT. The research should be a continuation of a previous project under the direction of a member of the Biology Department faculty.

This course provides instruction and practice in written and oral communication. Journal club discussions are used to help students evaluate and write scientific papers.

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Prof. Paul Matsudaira
Prof. Anthony Sinskey
Dr. Karen Pepper
Dr. Leslie Ann Roldan

Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week
2 hours / session