Let’s Light Up Science
Full for Spring 2022
What is the ambitious goal of this project?
The goal of this project is to design and employ fluorescent and luminescent biomolecules in innovative ways. We are currently using molecular structure-based design and ensemble analysis to envision applications for these fluorescent biomolecules to detect viral RNA and RNA remodeling in human health.
Students can expect faculty and research group supported training with emphases in research activities; including developing “design thinking” and scientific method for laboratory experiment preparation, data analysis, and critical thinking.
Methodologies/skills used to achieve project goals:
- scripting (e.g. python)
- professional development and portfolio preparation (e.g. LinkedIn, ICUR meeting, etc.).
- science communication and outreach
- data visualization and application of elements of art and principles of design to scientific themes.ign/implementation
- 3D design
- coding and coding software
- design thinking
- laboratory testing
- qualitative research methods
- quantitative research methods
Majors and Interests Needed
Any/All majors welcome, but specifically seeking students from these majors:
Anthropology, Art, Bachelor of Applied Science, Biological Sciences, Biomolecular PhD Program, Chemistry-Biochemistry, Communication, Computer Science, Curriculum, Instruction, and Foundation Studies, Electrical & Computer Engineering, English, Environmental Studies Program, Gaming and Interactive Mobile Media (GIMM), Geosciences, History, Interdisciplinary Studies, Literacy, Language & Culture, Materials Science & Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering, Multidisciplinary Studies, Music, Philosophy, Physics, Teacher Education, Theatre Arts
VIP Coach Information
Dr. Lisa Warner
Assistant Professor, Biochemistry
Office: SCNC 154D
Phone: (208) 426-2260
Dr. Warner’s Research Group Website
Full semester course.
Choose to enroll in 1 or 2 credits in VIP 200, VIP 400, or VIP 500
Team meetings TBD by participants.
Want to join the team?
To register: search by Subject: Vertically Integrated Projects, select section with “Let’s Light up Science” as topic name of VIP 200, 400, or 500. Use permission number, here are instructions https://www.boisestate.edu/registrar-help/add-with-permission-number/