7.02CI / 10.702CI Experimental Biology - Communications Intensive

As taught in: Spring 2005

A color illustration of CAM kinase II and its activator calmodulin, floating over an image of a journal article.

Details on the binding and dynamics of CAM kinase II and its activator calmodulin, revealed using a combination of mutagenesis, crystallography, NMR, neutron scattering, and computational technologies at Los Alamos National Laboratory.  (Image courtesy of the  U.S. Department of Energy Genomics: GTL Program, adapted by MIT OpenCourseWare.)

Level:

Undergraduate

Instructors:

Dr. Marilee Ogren-Balkema

Dr. Neal Lerner

Course Features

Course Description

This course is the scientific communications portion of course 7.02, Experimental Biology and Communication. Students develop their skills as writers of scientific research, skills that also contribute to the learning of the 7.02 course materials. Through in class and out of class writing exercises, students explore the genre of the research article and its components while developing an understanding of the materials covered in the 7.02 laboratory.