Experimental Biology & Communication

Photo of a stack of bacterial plates on student lab bench.

A stack of bacterial plates on a 7.02 student's lab bench. (Photo by Dr. Katherine Bacon Schneider.)


MIT Course Number

7.02 / 10.702

As Taught In

Spring 2005



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Course Highlights

This course features recitation notes and in the labs section, a series of laboratory interpretation questions that accompany each laboratory module.

Course Description

This introductory biology laboratory course covers the application of experimental techniques in microbiology, biochemistry, cell and developmental biology. Emphasis is placed on the integration of factual knowledge with understanding of the design of the experiments and data analysis in order to prepare the students for future research projects. Development of skills critical for writing about scientific findings in modern biology is also covered in the Scientific Communications portion of the curriculum, 7.02CI.

Additional Faculty

Dr. Katherine Bacon Schneider

Dr. Jean-Francois Hamel

Ms. Deborah Kruzel

Dr. Megan Rokop

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King, Jonathan, Leonard Guarente, Lisa Steiner, and Uttam RajBhandary. 7.02 Experimental Biology & Communication, Spring 2005. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/biology/7-02-experimental-biology-communication-spring-2005 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

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