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Independent Research for course credit

For initial entry into research, most students sign up for 0.5 or 1 credit during fall (MB&B 423) and spring (MB&B 424) semesters.  This option allows students to test the waters with respect to research topics, environment, faculty, and graduate students in the laboratory, without an overly long or binding commitment.  Students are expected to dedicate at least 10 hours per week on their research project, which includes attendance in weekly group meetings and reading and discussion of current literature with group members, in addition to planning and performing experiments.  In order to register for this Advanced Research Seminar students must choose a faculty research mentor and submit an electronic tutorial form using the Drop/Add system in their Portfolio.  This course may be taken more than once.