Below is a complete list of the courses that I have trained and educated student's in theory and practice of microscopy. The location of these courses have primarily taken place at the iconic Marine Biological Laboratories in Woods Hole, MA; or at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories, Cold Spring Harbor, NY. These courses offer insights into various disciplines proctored by leaders in the field that have pioneered the techniques that are taught. Students are mostly comprised of PhD students nearing the end of their program or early career investigators looking to expand into new model systems or techniques. Brief descriptions of the courses are included - please see institutional website for any additional information.
Advances in light microscopy, digital image processing, and the development of a variety of powerful fluorescent probes present expanding opportunities for investigating the nervous system, from synaptic spines to networks in the brain.
This intensive laboratory and lecture course will provide participants with the theoretical and practical knowledge to utilize emerging imaging technologies.
This laboratory and lecture course is designed to provide neuroscientists at all levels with a conceptual and practical understanding of several of the most advanced techniques in molecular neuroscience.
Informal and interactive evening lectures are given by leading molecular neuroscientists and serve to illustrate the ways in which the various experimental approaches have been used to advance specific areas of neurobiology.
This course provides a systematic and in-depth examination of the theory of image formation and application of video and digital methods for exploring subtle interactions between light and the specimen.
This course emphasizes the quantitative issues that are critical to the proper interpretation of images obtained with modern wide-field and confocal microscopes.A comprehensive and intensive course in light microscopy for researchers in biology, medicine, and material sciences.
The Advanced Bacterial Genetics course presents logic and methods used in the genetic dissection of complex biological processes in diverse bacteria. Invited lecturers present various genetic approaches to study bacterial mechanisms of metabolism, development, and pathogenesis.
This course provides an intensive overview of topics in plant genetics, physiology, biochemistry, development, and evolution and hand-on experiences in molecular, analytical, computational and high throughput approaches to understanding plant biology.
Emphasis is on recent results from model organisms including Arabidopsis, maize and tomato as well as a variety of other plants and provides an introduction to current methods used in basic and applied plant biology.
This laboratory/lecture course is intended for researchers at all levels from beginning graduate students through established primary investigators who want to use Drosophila as an experimental system for nervous system investigation.
Gene mutants are discovered and analyzed throughout the course utilizing the different morphological and physiological measurements as well as quantitative behavioral paradigms.