Nancy E. Buckley

Nancy E. Buckley

Professor, Biological Sciences Department, College of Science

BIO 451L Molecular Biology Techniques


This course is designed to teach techniques used in the study of proteins and nucleic acids.  Students learn these techniques while carrying out three distictint projects.  The first project deals with the isolation and analysis of a cellular protein.  The second project deas with determining gene expression.  The third project deals with gene editing.  In thisIn this course, students also learn how to properly communicate their scientific findings by writing one laboratory report per project.


 Cell and Molecular Biology (BIO 310) is required.  Biochemistry (CHM 327-329) is recommended.  As you enter this course, you should be able to explain cell structure, structure of macromolecules and the processes of DNA replication, transcription and translation.