MBIOTECH 481: Practical Biological Imaging

Quarter Offered

Fall ; William Russin


(Basic Biology)


Microscopy and associated methods have advanced so significantly that it has become an essential component of many research projects. In this course, students will develop familiarity with the theory/practice of biological microscopy in a research laboratory setting. The course will begin with methods of specimen preparation and the basic concepts of optical microscopy. Students will then explore fluorescence, confocal, and multiphoton microscopy including quantitative physiological and analytical imaging. The course will end with a study of image acquisition, analysis, and the ethics of image manipulation. Instruments in the Biological Imaging Facility will be made available to students both during and outside class hours to maximize opportunities for individual exploration.

Crosslisted as CHEM_ENG 381.