Undergraduate Research in Scientific Inquiry with D. Morisato

Fall 2016, Winter 2017, and Spring 2017 quarters

Taught by

genetics, molecular biology
  • UG

Rigorous quantitative and qualitative research is an important component of academic learning in Scientific Inquiry. Research opportunities allow science students to work on specific projects associated with faculty members’ expertise. Students typically begin by working in an apprenticeship model with faculty or laboratory staff and gradually take on more independent projects within the context of the specific research program as they gain experience. Students can develop vital skills in research design, data acquisition and interpretation, modeling and theoretical analysis, written and oral communication, collaboration and critical thinking. These are valuable skills for students pursuing a graduate degree or entering the job market.

Donald Morisato (biology) is interested in the developmental biology of the Drosophila embryo, a model system for analyzing how patterning occurs. Maternally encoded signaling pathways establish the anterior-posterior and dorsal-ventral axes. Individual student projects will use a combination of genetic, molecular biological and biochemical approaches to investigate the spatial regulation of this complex process.

Program Details

Fields of Study

biology

Quarters

Fall Signature Winter Signature Spring Signature

Location and Schedule

Campus Location

Olympia

Time Offered

Day

Online Learning

No Required Online Learning