Cost $610 tuition $ 45 materials fee $ 0 registration fee Total: $655 “Protein” science is a facet of biochemistry: proteins catalyze much of the chemical reactions that take place in living organisms. Understanding proteins can help us understand human diseases. It also informs diagnostics and therapeutics e.g., CAR-T therapy, gene editing (CRISPR, GMOs, gene therapy), or biological catalysts. Questions investigated in this course include: What are methods for determining what proteins do, and how we can use them? What does it mean to engineer a protein? As a tool? As a drug? Can we engineer a protein expressed in your body – and what does this mean? What are the ethical implications? How do we discover new proteins? Can we build designer proteins? This course involves hands-on lab-based experiments.