The course is part of a five-week Bates short-term course. The overall goals of the course are:
- to expose students to cutting edge biomedical research technologies available at MDI Biological Laboratory,
- to give students hands-on experience with a research project on an important model organism, the zebrafish, Danio rerio, and
- to provide students with opportunities to analyze, write about and present a research project.
The project goal for this course is to investigate the role of peripheral sensory nerves in regeneration of the caudal fin of juvenile to adult zebrafish, which is of interest to both investigators. Specifically, we hope to establish a technique for causing neurodegeneration of peripheral axons to assess whether these axons are necessary for regeneration of the caudal fin following amputation.
- Nancy W. Kleckner, Ph.D.Associate ProfessorBates College
Dormitory style accommodations are double occupancy rooms, shared bathroom, common room, high speed wireless internet, and parking. Housing is within walking distance of all campus facilities (note: campus grounds include wooded terrain).