Integration of modern techniques in biotechnology with the problems confronting animal agriculture. Techniques used in the modification of domestic animals for higher quality products and improved production are emphasized. Included are topics covering the use of animals in human health and new products derived from animal resources.
Laboratory methods in molecular biology stressing recombinant DNA techniques. Experiments will include recombination, cloning, restriction analysis techniques, and optional experiments chosen by students.
Journal club examining topics related to stem cell biology including tissue engineering, developmental biology, biotechnology and potential applications in human medicine.