2010-11 Catalog

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Offering Description

Undergraduate Research: Endocrine Disrupters

Summer quarter

Faculty: Maria Bastaki toxicology, environmental health, cell biology

Fields of Study: biology, environmental studies and health

Summer: CRN (Credit) Level 40378 (1-16) Full Session  Signature Required Students should contact the faculty for more information.  

Credits: Variable Credit Options

Variable Credit Options: 4-16 credits.  Contact faculty for details.

Class Standing: Junior - Senior

Offered During: Day

Prerequisites: upper division laboratory in biological sciences; cell biology; biochemistry; molecular biology;


This learning opportunity allows advanced students to participate in laboratory-based research on the activity of chemicals suspected to alter the synthesis or action of endogenous estrogen. The position requires laboratory aptitude and skills with cell biology and biochemistry assays. The work involves cell culture and requires strict asceptic conditions and excellent asceptic technique. Familiarity with handling plasmid DNA and molecular biology techniques is strongly desired. May involve supervised use of low concentrations of radiolabeled reagents. Spectrophotometer use, TLC, and other basic lab techniques are also included.

There are also options for non-laboratory research. These require both strong research skills using literature and online resources and the ability to analyze data using Excel spreadsheets.

Preparatory for studies or careers in: biology, health science

Campus Location: Olympia

Online Learning: Enhanced Online Learning

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