2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

BIO 460 Introduction to Methods of Biological Imaging

Biological imaging refers to any imaging technique used in biology. However, its use in microscopy to create images of objects or features too small to be detectable by the naked human eye is paramount. The theory, design, operation, and specimen preparation for the confocal light microscope and both the transmission and scanning electron microscopes. Basic digital image manipulation is also covered. To be successful in the course, you must demonstrate competency on all three microscopes, develop a portfolio with high quality images for each type of microscopy, and complete an individual research project. Primarily designed for students interested in doing research in biology, biochemistry, or neuroscience. 

Prerequisite: permission of the instructor. 

Prerequisite recommended: cell biology and introductory physics.