Molecular Biotechnology comprises a set of universal laboratory skills that complement academic preparation in disciplines impacted by the life sciences.
Robert M. Kelly, Director
Explore the potential of cutting-edge technology in modern neuroscience.
Engineering viruses for biotechnology purposes; developing viral reagent products for biomedical and therapeutic uses.
Use genome editing and gene manipulation to alter gene expression and create transgenic zebrafish.
Biotechnology Graduate Certificate! If you are not eligible for the BIT minor but want biotechnology experience, check out the MINORS AND CERTIFICATE link above for information and requirements.
Multiple System Atrophy (MSA), a neurodegenerative disorder with similarities to Parkinson’s disease, is caused by a newly discovered type of prion, similar to the misfolded proteins found to cause bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), or “mad cow” disease, in cattle, and so-called “variant” CJD in humans who consumed BSE-contaminated beef or other tissues.