(CHEM 4090) NanoBioChemistry

Beginning in 2017, Dr. Afonin and Dr. Striplin offer this course as an introduction and opportunity for students to get involved in cutting edge research. The class explores new research advancements in the field of nanotechnology and the development of therapeutic and diagnostic tools and their characterization with an emphasis on the biomolecule RNA. The accompanying lab introduces essential laboratory techniques (PCR, in vitro transcription, gel electrophoresis, etc.) and nanoparticle assembly in relation to the scientific publication process.