Pharmacy, Natural & Health Sciences

PGx/NGx 592: Laboratory Techniques Intensive

Students participate in the PGx Lab

What you will learn

This one-credit-hour, on-campus laboratory course introduces modern analytical techniques commonly used for DNA, RNA, and protein collection, isolation, preparation and analysis. Students will have the opportunity to actively engage in laboratory processes associated with pharmacogenomics. The course is one week in length and students will work for 40 hours during the week.


  • Laboratory Safety
  • Accuracy and Precision in Pipetting
  • Conversions and Dilutions
  • DNA, RNA, and Protein Extraction and Quantification
  • PCR and RT-PCR Techniques
  • Cell Culture
  • Western Blotting
  • Open Array Sequencing
  • Translational Software


  • March 18 - 22, 2024
  • Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Elective course offering for in the Master of Science in Pharmacogenomics and the Master of Science in Nutrition and Nutrigenomics Program
  • Prerequisites: none


  • Breakfast: Most hotels offer continental as part of the room rate
  • Lunch: Provided on-site by the class
  • Dinner: On your own

Tuition and Fees

 PGx/NGx 592 (1 CH): Laboratory Techniques IntensiveCosts 
 Tuition $935 

*This course includes an additional laboratory fee.

Travel and Hotel

MUFW has an agreed rate for students at these four surrounding hotels and students are encouraged to use the links below:

Hilton Garden Inn Fort Wayne North - $129

Home2 Suites by Hilton Fort Wayne North - $119

Hampton Inn Ft. Wayne Dupont Road - $89
Comfort Suites North Fort Wayne - $79


Ann Savariar, MS
Kelly St. John-Pikel, MS