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Instructor Info:Megan Dobro
Office Extension x5541
Term: 2013F
Meeting Info: Wednesday
01:00 PM - 05:30 PM Cole Science Center 316
Description:

The cutting edge of biology and technology is headed in the direction of microscopes. Microscopes provide beautiful data about complex systems in a variety of mechanisms. However, the results can often be difficult to interpret. In this course, we will study microscopy examples that have contributed greatly to our understanding of biology. We will use a few different types of microscopes and study the physics behind the image. Additionally, we will process and analyze new microscopy data from real research laboratories to contribute to the cutting edge of research.

Course Objectives:
  1. Understand microscopy theory
  2. Develop comfort with using microscopes
  3. Critically analyze microscopy data
  4. Complete an independent research project using microscopes or microscopy data
Evaluation Criteria:

Course evaluations are based on attendance, respect for peers, academic honesty, assignment quality and timeliness, the final project, and participation in class discussions. Please use office hours whenever you need extra help. You should be pushing yourselves to learn as much as you can, and so the evaluation will note your efforts to reach the limit of your learning. 

Additional Info:

Please read the syllabus for additional course policies and expectations.