Course Catalog » Biophysics 210

Subject: Biophysics
Course Number: 210
Course Title: Biological Light Microscopy
School: Graduate Division
Department: Biophysics Program

Course Description: This course provides a comprehensive introduction to light microscopy as it is commonly used for imaging biological samples. No previous experience with microscopy is assumed; the course begins with basic optics and covers the design and operation of modern research microscopes. Advanced techniques including confocal microscopy, TIRF, and super-resolution techniques are covered. This course includes both labs and lectures.
Prerequisites: None
Restrictions: No first year students. Laboratory space is limited to 24 students; instructor permission required.
Activities: Lecture, Laboratory

Instructor of Record: K. Thorn
May the student choose the instructor for this course? No
Does enrollment in this course require instructor approval? Yes

Quarter(s) Offered: Spring
Course Grading Convention: P/NP (Pass/Not Pass) or S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
Graduate Division course: Yes
Is this a web-based online course? No
Is this an Interprofessional Education (IPE) course? No
May students in the Graduate Division (i.e. pursuing Master or PhD) enroll in this course? Yes
Repeat course for credit? No