Research Opportunity: A path to independent cell and molecular research

Con­tact Name: Alex Paredez

Con­tact Email: aparedez[at]

Depart­ment: Biology


There are four spots left in Bio402, my new laboratory course.  While Bio 355 is listed as a requirement, I am interested in recruiting a couple of sophomore students who could continue working on independent projects after the course.  If you are interested please send your unofficial transcript to aparedez[at]

New Laboratory Course – Biology 402 Functional Genomics

Since joining the Department in autumn 2012, Assistant Professor Alex Paredez has been crafting a lab course using Giardia lamblia where students will get the chance to perform authentic experiments.  The Paredez lab has identified a large list of proteins through their genomic and proteomic analysis of Giardia; students will focus on epitope tagging these proteins with the goal of facilitating protein localization. Although sub-cellular localization does not indicate function, this data has the potential to provide the first clues about what processes these proteins might participate in.  Ultimately, the students’ results will be uploaded to EupathDB, a public database that hosts Giardia’s genomic data, thereby sharing student’s findings with the larger cell biology community.  Biology 402, Spring Quarter (M 1:30-2:30 W,F 1:30-4:20).  Add code required.


3.5 GPA
Introductory Bio series

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