The Fraser lab is supportive of learning through research experiences, and has participated in a number of courses for first year graduate students which challenge students with real research challenges in which they conduct experiments and analyze data to answer interesting new questions.
The PUBS course is a hands-on, project-based course that integrates proteomics, deep mutational profiling (Fowler and Fields, Nature Methods, 2014), and computational biology.
PUBS is now run by Martin Kampmann and examines alpha synuclein!
Fluency in multiple biophysical methods is often critical for answering mechanistic questions. To train the next generation of biophysicists at UCSF, we have decided to alter the traditional didactic structure by creating a new 6 week “Macromolecular Methods” class that places data collection at the beginning of the course.
How did life evolve? How can understand the principles of biological systems to create new proteins, new chemicals, biological structures, cells and tissues? We will cover these topics in a “flipped course” where you will hear online lectures from scientific leaders in the field, read a paper, and then discuss as a group.