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Bioc 310 is an independent study research course for Rice Undergraduates offered by the Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology at Rice University. Students find a research lab in the Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology or elsewhere in the Texas Medical Center, participate in an ongoing research project in the lab and then complete a final paper or poster on their research. For information on finding a lab and course requirements, please read the latest edition of the Bioc 310 course manual.

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Start early! Begin your search for a lab the semester before you intend to register. It may take multiple contacts before you can find a lab home. If you are intending to work off-campus, you will be required to submit an application and complete additional paperwork and safety training before entering the lab. If you are planning to work in a lab off-campus, make sure to apply for the course and complete your paperwork for your off-campus institution at least 30 days before the start of the semester to ensure that your files will be processed before classes begin.

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Bioc 310 is coordinated with Bioc 115 as part of Reading to Research, a project designed to lead students from the scientific literature to participation in laboratory research. The Reading to Research program is funded through an HHMI Professor grant awarded to Bonnie Bartel.

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