Protein crystals of the protein, Nup58, a key structural component of the nuclear pore complex. The protein is recombinantly expressed in E. coli, purified, and concentrated to 15mg/ml using the gene from Rattus norvegicus. Photo courtesy of James Partridge.
The Department of Biology offers undergraduate, graduate, and
postdoctoral training programs ranging from general biology to more
specialized fields of study and research.
The quantitative aspects of
biology - including molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics, and cell
biology - represent the core of the academic program. Courses are
designed to provide a solid background in the physical sciences and to
develop an integrated scientific perspective.
Both the graduate program (ranked among the top three biological
science graduate programs in the nation) and undergraduate program
offer students an intellectually stimulating environment, with numerous
research opportunities and state-of-the-art facilities. These programs
emphasize practical experimentation by combining course-related
laboratory exercises with research opportunities in project-oriented
and faculty sponsored laboratories. Students at all levels are
encouraged to acquire familiarity with advanced research techniques and
to participate in seminar activities.
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