January 2010


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Diane StGermain <[log in to unmask]>
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Diane StGermain <[log in to unmask]>
Thu, 14 Jan 2010 14:00:41 -0500
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Dear Students,
Dr. Aybike Birerdinc at Inova Hospital, previous graduate of Mason's PhD Biosciences program, is offering the following 1-credit directed studies course (BIOL 693) along with Dr. Ancha Baranova this spring term.  If you would like to register for it, please send me an email.  You can add to your spring schedule until February 2.
thank you,
Diane St. Germain
MMB Dept.

Directed  studies: Chemiluminescent assay techniques


The course will focus on various cell based assay techniques using chemiluminescent detection systems to determine cellular functions. The primary goal will be to educate students on the properties of chemiluminescent assays as they differ from fluorometric assays. BrdU will be used for the measurement of the proliferation, caspase detection for the apoptosis. Students will be responsible for performing all chemiluminescent assays and will need to maintain their cells for the duration of these experiments. All subsequent data analysis will be performed by the students. Each student will be responsible for submitting a written report summarizing their experiments, these reports will include: Introduction, methods, results, and a special troubleshooting section. Students are expected to learn the properties and limitations of each cell based assay and should be able to explain their results regardless of the outcome.

Dr. Ancha Baranova
Associate Professor,
Molecular Biology and Microbiology,
David King Hall, MSN 3E1
George Mason University,
Fairfax, VA, 22030
tel 703-993-42-93
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