Biomolecular EngineeringBME 21L Introduction to Basic Laboratory Techniques

Introduces students to basic laboratory techniques that are essential to begin work in faculty research labs and on capstone projects. Students have several independent blocks/fixed projects and learn how to use various instruments and techniques employed in biotechnology laboratories, such as: calibration and use of the pipette; making up various buffers; pH titration; Bactrial transformation; TAcloning; plasmid and DNA isolation; Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR); gel electrophoresis; Pyrosequencing; and an introduction to Linux for DNA sequence analysis.


Enrollment is restricted to bioengineering, bioinformatics, and biomolecular engineering and bioinformatics majors and proposed majors.



Quarter offered

Fall, Winter


Nader Pourmand, Dianne Hendricks