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Nov 17, 2022

Introducing…Assay Development!

The time has come for Dr. Noel, one of the BIT Program’s teaching postdocs who started in the Spring semester of 2022, to offer her unique BIT module to students.… 

Apr 29, 2022

New BIT Course is Working with Students to Address the E-Waste Problem

Biotechnology is a truly unique field because it touches so many other fields- in science and beyond. While this is clear in all of the BIT courses, a new course,… 

Feb 18, 2022

Introducing… Environmental DNA Analysis and Applications

This semester, the BIT Program will be offering a new course to introduce students to the concept of “environmental DNA,” or eDNA, which is essentially free-floating DNA or DNA from… 

Jan 14, 2022

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 be applied to plants? If… 

Nov 24, 2021

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. Dums, who received his PhD… 

Nov 9, 2021

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 other techniques. At most, they’re… 

Oct 14, 2021

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 really a myriad of diseases…