crb844: Advanced Biotechnology: Global Perspectives
Year 2, Spring Semester (3 credits)
This course is an integrative experience that challenges students to synthesize and apply everything they’ve learned in the program to this point. The course complements the individual Capstone Research Project master’s thesis during the same final semester.
You’ll participate with your colleagues in classroom activities focused on important global challenges in biotechnology today.
You’ll also conduct independent research on a global issue that’s potentially beneficial to your career and employer.
Through this advanced course, you’ll deepen your understanding of new technologies, broaden your awareness of international ethics and regulatory issues, and discover new opportunities for collaboration and entrepreneurship.
Session Topics from Spring 2022
Session 1: Introduction to Advanced Biotechnology and Global Prospective; Capstone Project Aims Workshop; Sample Collection for Microbiome Analysis
Session 2: Successful Commercialization of Healthcare Innovations (Beyond Regulatory Approval)
Session 3: Generating and Engineering Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells (Cell Differentiation for Disease Models and Cell Therapeutics)
Session 4: Small Group Presentations and Discussions on Capstone Research Projects
Session 5: Agricultural Biotechnology: Research and Development
Session 6: Functional Genomics and Microbiome Analysis
Session 7: Class Project Presentations and Final Papers Due