Biotechnology: A Laboratory Skills Course

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About the author, J. Kirk Brown
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J. Kirk Brown is the Director of STEM Programs at the San Joaquin County Office of Education, in Stockton, CA. He is a National Board-certified teacher and the former Science Department Chair at Tracy High School, in Tracy, CA, where he taught for 25 years. As an adjunct associate professor at San Joaquin Delta College, in Stockton, CA, he taught courses in Core Biology and Fundamentals of Biotechnology, and was the lead instructor at the Edward Teller Education Center at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), in Livermore, CA. Currently he leads a team of professionals that conducts teacher professional learning programs and develops STEM-related opportunities for students in central California.

Kirk has inspired generations of students and has seen his students become leaders in their fields. Many of Kirk’s former students have attended high-profile universities, received science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) degrees at all levels, become science teachers, and pursued a wide range of careers. Many have been selected for prestigious honors themselves. As a lifelong mentor, Kirk maintains connections with his former students, building bridges among current and past students.

Start or enhance your biotechnology course with this dedicated biotechnology laboratory textbook designed to build molecular biology skills through hands-on activities and real world applications.
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Start or enhance your biotechnology course today with Biotechnology: A Laboratory Skills Course by J. Kirk Brown. This laboratory textbook blends science background and hands-on laboratory activities with real world applications to help prepare your students to be critical thinkers as biotechnology shapes their world.

Features and Benefits

  • Integrated activities and concise science background to develop key laboratory skills
  • Real world application and bioethics case studies to consider the broader implications of biotechnology
  • Careers in biotechnology to broaden job option awareness
  • Project ideas and extended background to support student research

Content Overview

Chapter 1 — The Biotechnology Industry
Chapter 2 — Laboratory Skills
Chapter 3 — Microbiology and Cell Culture
Chapter 4 — DNA Structure and Analysis
Chapter 5 — Bacterial Transformation and Plasmid Purification
Chapter 6 — The Polymerase Chain Reaction
Chapter 7 — Protein Structure and Analysis
Chapter 8 — Immunological Applications
Chapter 9 — Research Projects

Download detailed chapter outlines of the student edition.

Teacher Support

Biotechnology: A Laboratory Skills Course incorporates Bio-Rad Explorer Kits which are supported by live technical support for easy implementation. The teacher supplement also provides thorough background information, preparation instructions, and implementation guides including:

  • Activity timelines with stopping points
  • Anticipated results and analysis
  • Tips and safety information
  • Opportunities for assessment
  • Inventory tables and advanced preparation instructions
  • Answers to pre-laboratory and post-laboratory questions
  • Student-centered lesson frameworks

Supplementary Resources

Life Science Catalog Supplementary PowerPoint

Download free Supplementary PowerPoint files for each chapter.

Biotechnology Laboratory Techniques

Watch free instructional videos for biotechnology laboratory techniques.


Additional Information

The student edition meets the Manufacturing Standards and Specifications for Textbooks (MSST) developed by the State Instructional Material Review Association (SIMRA).


Specifications

Student Edition, Second Edition  
Print Full color
Number of pages 432
Number of chapters 9
Number of activities 36
Book format Hard cover
ISBN-13 978-0-9832396-3-5
Teacher Supplement, Second Edition  
Print Black and white
Number of pages 204
Number of chapters 8
Book format Soft cover
ISBN-13 978-0-9832396-4-2

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7066 Biotechnology: A Laboratory Skills Course, Second Edition, Textbook Sampler, Ver B Click to download
7123 Detailed Chapter Outlines for Biotechnology: A Laboratory Skills Course, Second Edition Click to download
7132 Correlation Table for the Biotechnician Assistant Credentialing Exam Click to download
7156 Pacing and Purchasing Guide for Biotechnology: A Laboratory Skills Course, Second Edition Click to download
6878 Biotechnology: A Laboratory Skills Course, First Edition, Errata and Corrections, Ver A Click to download

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