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  • 1. Introduction to Light and Electron Microscopy NEU259 Gina Sosinsky, Ph. D. Maryann Martone, Ph. D. Mark Ellisman, Ph. D.
  • 2. Class Info
    • Tues-Thurs 10:00-11:00 am lecture
      • NCMIR conference room
    • Thursday 11-1 pm demonstrations
      • Usually at NCMIR but may be elsewhere on campus
    • Class limited to 15 students total
      • Preference is given to enrolled students
    • Syllabus and lectures will be posted on:
      • http://ncmir.ucsd.edu/training/ucsd_courses/index.shtm
  • 3. Coursework
    • Midterm (in class)
    • Final (take home)
    • Student presentation (last class)
      • Current research and how microscopy is/will be used
    • Readings will be available outside this room or from Jennifer Santos
    • Grades: Pass/Fail
      • No letter grade will be given for this class; we can file documentation to the department indicating the grade that would have been given.
        • Check with the department if you need a letter grade before taking the class to see if they will accept a letter from the instructors
  • 4. Workshop in Light and Electron Microscopy
    • NEU260/BENG208
      • Practical course in light and electron microscopy
      • Hands on training in confocal, multiphoton, specimen preparation, TEM, electron tomography, cryo-electron microscopy
    • http://ncmir.ucsd.edu/Training/UCSDCourses/current.htm
    • Tues-Thurs 1-4pm
    • NEU259 is prerequisite for practical course
    • Offered through Interfaces Training Program
  • 5. Interfaces Training Program The Interfaces Training Program is a new interdisciplinary graduate training program at the interfaces between the Biological, Medical, Physical and Engineering Sciences UCSD is one of ten universities selected through the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) to initiate this new program.
  • 6. Program Goals 1) Focused Collaboration across nine graduate degree programs at UCSD to train a new generation of cross-disciplinary scientist. 2) State-of-the-art Interdisciplinary Training through a new technology-centered hands-on graduate laboratory course curriculum. 3) Novel Emphasis on Research aimed at integrative and quantitative analysis across multiple scales of biological organization from molecule to organism in health and disease.
  • 7. Participating Programs / Departments Department of Bioengineering Division of Biological Sciences Bioinformatics Graduate Program Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Department of Mathematics Molecular Pathology Ph.D. Program Neurosciences Graduate Program Department of Physics Department of Radiology
  • 8. Participating Faculty
      • 25 outstanding faculty members
      • Appointed representatives
    • from all participating degree programs plus the Radiology Department
      • Core leaders and Co-instructors
      • for six new graduate laboratory courses
      • Includes three investigators of the
      • Howard Hughes Medical Institute
      • Two faculty with appointments at the neighboring Salk and Burnham Institutes
  • 9. Application and Admission
      • Students interested in participating must:
      • 1) First, be admitted through one of the participating doctoral programs and/or departments: Bioengineering, Bioinformatics, Biology, Biomedical Sciences, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Mathematics, Neuroscience, Molecular Pathology, and Physics.
      • 2) Then, join a Student Affiliate by completing a Student Affiliate Application. Send e-mail to Irene Jacobo ( ijacobo@bioeng.ucsd.edu)
  • 10. Student Affiliates
      • Student Affiliates will participate in:
      • Interfaces Course Enrollment
      • Funding through Teaching Assistantships
      • Multi-Scale Biology Specialization
      • Special Events
      • Funding through Formal Traineeships
  • 11. Curriculum and Training
    • Curriculum Includes
      • six new hands-on graduate laboratory courses taught by interdisciplinary teams of faculty members
    • Labs will introduce students to
      • state-of-the-art techniques studying living systems across physical scales from molecules to the whole organism
      • multi-scale techniques for measuring, imaging, manipulating and analyzing living systems
    • Labs are designed
      • to train students for modern research opportunities in integrative multi-scale biomedical science