Students in this course will receive hands on experience working with the nematode C. elegans to learn how they are used as a model for genetic and developmental research. Participants will use both new and classical approaches to characterize a variety of dominant and recessive mutant alleles, perform complementation tests, and map mutations to their respective chromosomes. Additionally, students will perform PCR, restriction digests, gel electrophoresis, DNA sequencing, and will use RNAi to knock down gene expression in developing worms.
- Dustin Updike, Ph.D.Assistant ProfessorMDI Biological Laboratory
University of Maine Presque Isle
University of Maine Fort Kent
University fo Maine Fort Kent
Included in tuition. Housing is assigned. Please call 207-288-9880 ext 102 if you have any questions. Subject to availability.
Dormitory style cottage accommodations are double occupancy and single rooms, shared bathrooms, kitchenettes, common room, high speed wireless internet, and parking.
Our on-campus housing is within walking distance of all campus facilities (Note: campus grounds include wooded terrain).