Virus Discovery and Evolution Lab

An introduction to empirical research with a hybrid between lab exercises and mentored research on bacteriophage, which are viruses that infect bacteria. A general goal of this course is for each student to decide whether they want to continue with undergraduate research. Specific learning objectives and assessments focus on experimental design, hypothesis testing, data analysis, and presentation. Students will practice these skills and conduct independent research projects. Students will gain basic experience with methods and principles from microbiology, genetics, ecology, and evolutionary biology. Enrollment limited to first-year students. Preregistration required; see under First-Year Seminar Program. 1 Yale College course credit(s)

Course Number: 
E&EB 075L
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Course Type: 
Undergraduate