This course will focus on developing integrative skills through directed reading and analysis of the current primary literature to enable the student to develop the capstone project as the overall final exam for the specialization in systems biology.
About The Course
This course will serve as the capstone for the sequence which will focus on developing the integrative skills in the students. This will be done through a set of directed reading and analysis of the current primary literature. A total of 6-8 papers will be covered in a four week period. These analyses will set the stage for a final exam which will be a research project where the student will be given a biological problem and asked to select an experimental strategy and one or more computational strategy, and based on the selections predict the types of results that would be obtained.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Will I get a Statement of Accomplishment after completing this class?
Yes. Students who successfully complete the class will receive a Statement of Accomplishment signed by the Course Directors.
Freshman or sophomore level cell biology and biochemistry, introductory statistics, two semesters of undergraduate level calculus.