Chemical Biology for Sophomores!
Chemical Biology for Sophomores! is a pair of
courses in Yale College
that expose sophomores to the excitement and creativity of cutting-edge
research in chemical
biology. The lecture course provides
a sophisticated survey of the field, complete with case studies
and articles from primary literature. The laboratory
course is open-ended and research-driven, with publications,
presentations, and summer research options.
Chemical Biology for Sophomores! is designed to
fulfill three goals:
- To illustrate to undergraduates, early in their careers, that
chemical biology is an exciting, dynamic, and expanding field;
- To add depth and breadth to the ability of students to comprehend
and apply biochemistry and molecular and cellular biology; and
demonstrate that the pursuit of knowledge through creative and
rigorous research – the work that scientists actually do
– is intellectually satisfying and unbelievably fun.
Funding for the development of Chemical
Biology for Sophomores! is provided by the Howard
Hughes Medical Institute.