In this research-intensive seminar, first year students will actively participate in one of two ongoing research projects. One project focuses on heart regeneration and the other focuses on cancer genetics. Students will master the fundamental experimental logic that drives biological discovery and then apply that logic to formulate hypotheses, design a rigorous experimental approach to test their hypotheses and interpret the results of their experimental trials. Successful implementation will result in publication of their results and co-authorship on the resulting papers. Sophomores may also take this class with permission of the instructor.