Summer mini-term: Model Organisms in Medical Research

Earn a Biology credit this summer by taking Model Organisms in Medical Research.

This course is an analysis of model organisms, such as nematodes, fruit flies, and mice. Students will be going into details about the characteristics (e.g., genders, genetics tools, life span, cost, housing, organ systems, and development, etc.) and advantages of each model organism and what fields of research they are used for (e.g., how a fly versus a mouse are both used in cardiac research but for different reasons) and how to choose which model organism to use to address a biological question.

Register March 5 on SIS. For more summer courses, see the {Summer Programs website](