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 Fort Kent
University of Maine Presque Isle
Housing is assigned. Please call 207-288-9880 ext 102 if you have any questions.
This course is supported by an Institutional Development Award (IDeA) from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health under grant number P20GM103423.