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Introducing… Comparative Plant Transcriptomics!

Are you interested in bioinformatics, but too intimidated to take a class or try to teach yourself? Or are you interested in how bioinformatics could...

Introducing… Plant Genetic Engineering!

After a successful Fall 2021 semester, the BIT Program will be offering its relaunched course on plant genetic engineering again next semester (Spring 2022). Dr....

Introducing… Biological Electron Microscopy Techniques!

Most students first hear of electron microscopy (EM) in their introductory biology course; it’s buried amongst a few other forms of microscopy, and perhaps even...

Teaching In-Person Labs in a Hybrid World

Last year, the BIT instructors had to adjust their labs to meet changing restrictions on in-person meetings, which meant virtual labs for most of the...

Introducing… Cancer Drug Discovery and Development!

Though people talk about finding a “cure for cancer,” biologists have long known that finding such an elixir would be virtually impossible, as cancer is...

Meet Rose!

When students in the Biotechnology Program show up to their lab classes, they may not think about how much behind-the-scenes work goes into ensuring their...

Meet Becca!

Meet Becca Selby, one the Biotechnology Program’s newest hires! She’s our new lab manager, and is excited to join the program in supporting and training...

From Biotechnology Courses to an Industry Job

Though the Biotechnology Program’s classes are often directly applicable to students’ future jobs, it can be hard to envision yourself utilizing the techniques and processes...