BIO407A Molecular Biology Lab

Lead Faculty: Dr. Michael R. Maxwell

Course Description

This course emphasizes techniques essential to molecular biology including DNA extraction, purification and quantification; polymerase chain reactions; and restriction enzyme digestion.

Learning Outcomes

  • Isolate DNA from cells.
  • Quantify DNA and perform agarose gel electrophoresis.
  • Amplify gene fragments by polymerase chain reaction (PCR).
  • Perform artificial transformation of bacterial competent cells.
  • Evaluate genetic data using existing analysis tools.