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Academic Mission & IIC Course Offerings


The Integrated Imaging Center has become a fundamental partner in the academic and basic research effort of the JHU Biology Department, as well as other JHU departments campus wide including Chemical Engineering, Cell Biology and Anatomy, Biochemistry, and Neurosciences. Ever more important, is the academic commitment of the Center to our undergraduate/graduate programs. This commitment is premised on making available to all of our students the latest microscopy technologies through ‚"hands-on" course offerings, workshops, and research. The emphasis of our academic effort is to promote microscopy as a powerful research tool that encourages investigators in disparate disciplines to interact collaboratively (both effectively and creatively) in their basic research enterprises. The Center, as part of the Biology Dept. curriculum, offers two microscopy courses, assists in the core Cell and Developmental Biology classes by conducting regular demonstrations, offers regular workshops, and has had a number of undergraduate research assistants and student workers.


020.395 Fundamentals of Biological Light Microscopy


Introduction to the principles, practice, and application of light microscopy (LM) to biomedical research. The course will cover light optical theory; instrumentation design, use, and applications; and will afford students 'hands-on' experience in both specimen preparation and microscope operation (including epifluorescence, confocal, and deconvolution light microscopes). Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor. Instructor: McCaffery. 2 credits, Intersession, even years




020.397 Fundamentals of Biological Electron Microscopy


Introduction to the principles, practice, and application of electron microscopy (EM) to biological/cell biological research. The course will cover electron optical theory; instrumentation design, use, and applications; and will afford students 'hands-on' experience in both specimen preparation and electron microscope operation (including both transmission and scanning electron microscopes). Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Instructor: McCaffery 2 credits, Intersession, odd years.


020.679 Advanced Biological Microscopy


This course builds upon the basic skills and knowledge students acquired in 020.395 and 020.397. The course will emphasize the integration and use of various light and electron microscopy techniques and their application to various biomedical research related questions; with students participating in the design, implementation, and analysis of their own experiments or experiments pertaining to ongoing research in the Center. Additionally, the course will cover basic theory and applications of non-linear spectral imaging techniques with special emphasis on coherent Raman spectroscopy. The course will be comprised primarily of a practical "hands-on" component but will also include applied theory as students will read, analyze and discuss current journal articles. Prerequisite: 020.395, 020.397, or permission of instructor. Instructor: McCaffery and Wilson, 3 credits, Spring; even years.


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