Microscopy has become a vital tool for many areas of research, with cutting-edge techniques now commonplace in modern biomedical experimental protocols. A thorough understanding of the fundamental principles of these methods is essential for optimal use and development of these tools, and for accurate interpretation of results. This course will review a range of techniques including confocal and two-photon, atomic force and electron microscopy. The course will include lab sessions and applications-based literature case-studies as well as primers on modern microscopy image analysis and presentation
The goal of this two-semester "capstone" class is to provide you the opportunity to design a novel biomedical device/system/product, building upon the knowledge and skills that you have acquired so far during your undergraduate studies. We will consider all aspects of designing such a device, and bringing it to market. By the end of the second semester, you will have produced a working prototype of your product, and conducted quantitative evaluation of your design. You will work in groups of 4 or 5, and have a budget of $500 per project.