Dr. Elizabeth Vogel Taylor
The course, which spans two thirds of a semester, provides students with a research-inspired laboratory experience that introduces standard biochemical techniques in the context of investigating a current and exciting research topic, acquired resistance to the cancer drug Gleevec. Techniques include protein expression, purification, and gel analysis, PCR, site-directed mutagenesis, kinase activity assays, and protein structure viewing.
This class is part of the new laboratory curriculum in the MIT Department of Chemistry. Undergraduate Research-Inspired Experimental Chemistry Alternatives (URIECA) introduces students to cutting edge research topics in a modular format.
Development of this course was funded through an HHMI Professors grant to Professor Catherine L. Drennan.
Taylor, Elizabeth. 5.36 Biochemistry Laboratory, Spring 2009. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/chemistry/5-36-biochemistry-laboratory-spring-2009 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA