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BIOL 005-301 The Genomic Revolution Eric S Weinberg FAGN 214 TR 01:30 PM-03:00 PM The goal of this course is to convey a basic understanding of human genome science and in so doing, to learn of its impact on treatment of human disease and discernment of aspects of human identity. Our current understanding of the structure and function of genes will allow a personalized treatment for many diseases, but just how such advances are applied will involve ethical as well as scientific considerations. We will discuss how the field of genetics has been changed dramatically by the ability to clone and sequence genes, and then to be further transformed by massive sequencing of whole genomes. A major part of the course will be devoted to how these advances have led to understanding and treatment of genetic disease and cancer. We will also discuss the tremendous potential (and dangers) of gene editing advances. Finally, we will explore how genomics has allowed an understanding of deep human history, as well as the ability to decipher one's more immediate ancestry. Readings will be from a number of books written for an informed general audience rather than from a textbook. The seminar should be of interest to those who would like to fulfill their Living World General Education requirement, and particularly also to those who eventually might be interested in taking courses in the Life Sciences but initially would like an introductory seminar-type approach within a focused area. Course is available to Freshmen.
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BIOL 019-601 Biology & Public Policy David Alan Hewitt CANCELED This course will examine the scientific basis of public policy decision making in areas of human health, the environment, energy, and agriculture. A general understanding of the science involved in these areas - predominantly genetics, cell biology, physiology, and ecology - will be applied to topics such as drug and herbicide resistance, endangered species, regulation of biotechnology, microbial sources of energy, control of toxic substances, and the war against cancer. No formal background in biology or policy is required. The course should be particularly useful for non-science students who would like to gain insight into areas of biology of importance to public decision making and to students of public policy who would like a better background on biological issues. May not be counted toward the Biology major or minor. Only offered throught the College of Liberal and Professional Studies. Prerequisite: High school biology recommended Course Must Be Taken For A Grade
BIOL 101-001 Intro Biology A John D Wagner
Richard Scott Poethig
LLAB 10 MWF 01:00 PM-02:00 PM General principles of biology focusing on the basic chemistry of life, cell biology, molecular biology, and genetics in all types of living organisms. Particular emphasis will be given to links between the fundamental processes covered and current challenges of humankind in the areas of energy, food, and health. (3 hrs. lec., 3 hrs. lab, 1.5 c.u.) Biology majors and pre-medical students should take either BIOL 101 or 121. BIOL 101 is the companion course to BIOL 102 and should be taken before BIOL 102. Living World Sector Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.
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BIOL 101-101 Introduction To Biology A LLAB 114 M 02:00 PM-05:00 PM General principles of biology focusing on the basic chemistry of life, cell biology, molecular biology, and genetics in all types of living organisms. Particular emphasis will be given to links between the fundamental processes covered and current challenges of humankind in the areas of energy, food, and health. (3 hrs. lec., 3 hrs. lab, 1.5 c.u.) Biology majors and pre-medical students should take either BIOL 101 or 121. BIOL 101 is the companion course to BIOL 102 and should be taken before BIOL 102. Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.
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BIOL 101-102 Introduction To Biology A Michael Nguyen LLAB 115 M 02:00 PM-05:00 PM General principles of biology focusing on the basic chemistry of life, cell biology, molecular biology, and genetics in all types of living organisms. Particular emphasis will be given to links between the fundamental processes covered and current challenges of humankind in the areas of energy, food, and health. (3 hrs. lec., 3 hrs. lab, 1.5 c.u.) Biology majors and pre-medical students should take either BIOL 101 or 121. BIOL 101 is the companion course to BIOL 102 and should be taken before BIOL 102. Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.
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BIOL 101-103 Introduction To Biology A LLAB 114 T 09:00 AM-12:00 PM General principles of biology focusing on the basic chemistry of life, cell biology, molecular biology, and genetics in all types of living organisms. Particular emphasis will be given to links between the fundamental processes covered and current challenges of humankind in the areas of energy, food, and health. (3 hrs. lec., 3 hrs. lab, 1.5 c.u.) Biology majors and pre-medical students should take either BIOL 101 or 121. BIOL 101 is the companion course to BIOL 102 and should be taken before BIOL 102. Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.
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BIOL 101-104 Introduction To Biology A Elizabeth Ireland Upton LLAB 115 T 09:00 AM-12:00 PM General principles of biology focusing on the basic chemistry of life, cell biology, molecular biology, and genetics in all types of living organisms. Particular emphasis will be given to links between the fundamental processes covered and current challenges of humankind in the areas of energy, food, and health. (3 hrs. lec., 3 hrs. lab, 1.5 c.u.) Biology majors and pre-medical students should take either BIOL 101 or 121. BIOL 101 is the companion course to BIOL 102 and should be taken before BIOL 102. Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.
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BIOL 101-105 Introduction To Biology A Lori Haynes Spindler LLAB 114 T 01:00 PM-04:00 PM General principles of biology focusing on the basic chemistry of life, cell biology, molecular biology, and genetics in all types of living organisms. Particular emphasis will be given to links between the fundamental processes covered and current challenges of humankind in the areas of energy, food, and health. (3 hrs. lec., 3 hrs. lab, 1.5 c.u.) Biology majors and pre-medical students should take either BIOL 101 or 121. BIOL 101 is the companion course to BIOL 102 and should be taken before BIOL 102. Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.
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BIOL 101-106 Introduction To Biology A Elizabeth Ireland Upton LLAB 115 T 01:00 PM-04:00 PM General principles of biology focusing on the basic chemistry of life, cell biology, molecular biology, and genetics in all types of living organisms. Particular emphasis will be given to links between the fundamental processes covered and current challenges of humankind in the areas of energy, food, and health. (3 hrs. lec., 3 hrs. lab, 1.5 c.u.) Biology majors and pre-medical students should take either BIOL 101 or 121. BIOL 101 is the companion course to BIOL 102 and should be taken before BIOL 102. Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.
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BIOL 101-107 Introduction To Biology A Lori Haynes Spindler LLAB 114 W 09:00 AM-12:00 PM General principles of biology focusing on the basic chemistry of life, cell biology, molecular biology, and genetics in all types of living organisms. Particular emphasis will be given to links between the fundamental processes covered and current challenges of humankind in the areas of energy, food, and health. (3 hrs. lec., 3 hrs. lab, 1.5 c.u.) Biology majors and pre-medical students should take either BIOL 101 or 121. BIOL 101 is the companion course to BIOL 102 and should be taken before BIOL 102. Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.
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BIOL 101-108 Introduction To Biology A Staver Bezhani LLAB 115 W 09:00 AM-12:00 PM General principles of biology focusing on the basic chemistry of life, cell biology, molecular biology, and genetics in all types of living organisms. Particular emphasis will be given to links between the fundamental processes covered and current challenges of humankind in the areas of energy, food, and health. (3 hrs. lec., 3 hrs. lab, 1.5 c.u.) Biology majors and pre-medical students should take either BIOL 101 or 121. BIOL 101 is the companion course to BIOL 102 and should be taken before BIOL 102. Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.
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BIOL 101-109 Introduction To Biology A Michael Nguyen LLAB 114 W 02:00 PM-05:00 PM General principles of biology focusing on the basic chemistry of life, cell biology, molecular biology, and genetics in all types of living organisms. Particular emphasis will be given to links between the fundamental processes covered and current challenges of humankind in the areas of energy, food, and health. (3 hrs. lec., 3 hrs. lab, 1.5 c.u.) Biology majors and pre-medical students should take either BIOL 101 or 121. BIOL 101 is the companion course to BIOL 102 and should be taken before BIOL 102. Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.
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BIOL 101-110 Introduction To Biology A Elizabeth Ireland Upton LLAB 115 W 02:00 PM-05:00 PM General principles of biology focusing on the basic chemistry of life, cell biology, molecular biology, and genetics in all types of living organisms. Particular emphasis will be given to links between the fundamental processes covered and current challenges of humankind in the areas of energy, food, and health. (3 hrs. lec., 3 hrs. lab, 1.5 c.u.) Biology majors and pre-medical students should take either BIOL 101 or 121. BIOL 101 is the companion course to BIOL 102 and should be taken before BIOL 102. Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.
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BIOL 101-111 Introduction To Biology A Staver Bezhani LLAB 114 R 09:00 AM-12:00 PM General principles of biology focusing on the basic chemistry of life, cell biology, molecular biology, and genetics in all types of living organisms. Particular emphasis will be given to links between the fundamental processes covered and current challenges of humankind in the areas of energy, food, and health. (3 hrs. lec., 3 hrs. lab, 1.5 c.u.) Biology majors and pre-medical students should take either BIOL 101 or 121. BIOL 101 is the companion course to BIOL 102 and should be taken before BIOL 102. Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.
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BIOL 101-112 Introduction To Biology A Staver Bezhani LLAB 114 R 01:00 PM-04:00 PM General principles of biology focusing on the basic chemistry of life, cell biology, molecular biology, and genetics in all types of living organisms. Particular emphasis will be given to links between the fundamental processes covered and current challenges of humankind in the areas of energy, food, and health. (3 hrs. lec., 3 hrs. lab, 1.5 c.u.) Biology majors and pre-medical students should take either BIOL 101 or 121. BIOL 101 is the companion course to BIOL 102 and should be taken before BIOL 102. Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.
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BIOL 101-113 Introduction To Biology A Olivia Dickens LLAB 115 R 01:00 PM-04:00 PM General principles of biology focusing on the basic chemistry of life, cell biology, molecular biology, and genetics in all types of living organisms. Particular emphasis will be given to links between the fundamental processes covered and current challenges of humankind in the areas of energy, food, and health. (3 hrs. lec., 3 hrs. lab, 1.5 c.u.) Biology majors and pre-medical students should take either BIOL 101 or 121. BIOL 101 is the companion course to BIOL 102 and should be taken before BIOL 102. Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.
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BIOL 101-114 Introduction To Biology A Lori Haynes Spindler LLAB 114 F 02:00 PM-05:00 PM General principles of biology focusing on the basic chemistry of life, cell biology, molecular biology, and genetics in all types of living organisms. Particular emphasis will be given to links between the fundamental processes covered and current challenges of humankind in the areas of energy, food, and health. (3 hrs. lec., 3 hrs. lab, 1.5 c.u.) Biology majors and pre-medical students should take either BIOL 101 or 121. BIOL 101 is the companion course to BIOL 102 and should be taken before BIOL 102. Attendance At First Lab Meeting Required
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BIOL 101-601 Intro Biology A John E. Zimmerman LLAB 109 F 05:00 PM-07:30 PM General principles of biology focusing on the basic chemistry of life, cell biology, molecular biology, and genetics in all types of living organisms. Particular emphasis will be given to links between the fundamental processes covered and current challenges of humankind in the areas of energy, food, and health. (3 hrs. lec., 3 hrs. lab, 1.5 c.u.) Biology majors and pre-medical students should take either BIOL 101 or 121. BIOL 101 is the companion course to BIOL 102 and should be taken before BIOL 102. Living World Sector Only Open To LPS Pb Pre-Health Students
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BIOL 101-602 Introduction To Biology A Jessica A Ardis LLAB 115 F 02:00 PM-05:00 PM General principles of biology focusing on the basic chemistry of life, cell biology, molecular biology, and genetics in all types of living organisms. Particular emphasis will be given to links between the fundamental processes covered and current challenges of humankind in the areas of energy, food, and health. (3 hrs. lec., 3 hrs. lab, 1.5 c.u.) Biology majors and pre-medical students should take either BIOL 101 or 121. BIOL 101 is the companion course to BIOL 102 and should be taken before BIOL 102. Attendance At First Lab Meeting Required
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BIOL 101-603 Introduction To Biology A Jessica A Ardis LLAB 101 S 09:00 AM-12:00 PM General principles of biology focusing on the basic chemistry of life, cell biology, molecular biology, and genetics in all types of living organisms. Particular emphasis will be given to links between the fundamental processes covered and current challenges of humankind in the areas of energy, food, and health. (3 hrs. lec., 3 hrs. lab, 1.5 c.u.) Biology majors and pre-medical students should take either BIOL 101 or 121. BIOL 101 is the companion course to BIOL 102 and should be taken before BIOL 102. Attendance At First Lab Meeting Required
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BIOL 102-001 Intro Biology B Katie Lynn Barott Sherwood
Dustin Brisson
LEVN 111 MW 09:00 AM-11:00 AM General principles of biology focusing on evolution, physiology, development, and ecology in all types of living organisms. (3 hrs. lec., 3 hrs. lab, 1.5 c.u.) BIOL 102 is the sompanion course to BIOL 101 and should be taken after BIOL 101. Living World Sector Registration also required for Laboratory (see below)
BIOL 102-101 Introduction To Biology B Staver Bezhani LLAB 101 M 02:00 PM-05:00 PM General principles of biology focusing on evolution, physiology, development, and ecology in all types of living organisms. (3 hrs. lec., 3 hrs. lab, 1.5 c.u.) BIOL 102 is the sompanion course to BIOL 101 and should be taken after BIOL 101. Registration also required for Lecture (see below)
BIOL 102-102 Introduction To Biology B Staver Bezhani LLAB 101 T 09:00 AM-12:00 PM General principles of biology focusing on evolution, physiology, development, and ecology in all types of living organisms. (3 hrs. lec., 3 hrs. lab, 1.5 c.u.) BIOL 102 is the sompanion course to BIOL 101 and should be taken after BIOL 101. Registration also required for Lecture (see below)
BIOL 102-103 Introduction To Biology B Staver Bezhani LLAB 101 T 01:00 PM-04:00 PM General principles of biology focusing on evolution, physiology, development, and ecology in all types of living organisms. (3 hrs. lec., 3 hrs. lab, 1.5 c.u.) BIOL 102 is the sompanion course to BIOL 101 and should be taken after BIOL 101. Registration also required for Lecture (see below)
BIOL 102-104 Introduction To Biology B Staver Bezhani LLAB 101 W 02:00 PM-05:00 PM General principles of biology focusing on evolution, physiology, development, and ecology in all types of living organisms. (3 hrs. lec., 3 hrs. lab, 1.5 c.u.) BIOL 102 is the sompanion course to BIOL 101 and should be taken after BIOL 101. Registration also required for Lecture (see below)
BIOL 109-401 Intro To Brain & Behav Judith Mclean LEVN AUD MWF 10:00 AM-11:00 AM Introduction to the structure and function of the vertebrate nervous system. We begin with the cellular basis of neuronal activities, then discuss the physiological basis of motor control, sensory systems, motivated behaviors, and higher mental processes. This course is intended for students interested in the neurobiology of behavior, ranging from animal behaviors to clinical disorders. BIBB109401, PSYC109401 Living World Sector Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.
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BIOL 109-402 Introduction To Brain and Behavior Barnes Gallagher Lowell Jannuzi LLAB 104 T 09:00 AM-10:30 AM Introduction to the structure and function of the vertebrate nervous system. We begin with the cellular basis of neuronal activities, then discuss the physiological basis of motor control, sensory systems, motivated behaviors, and higher mental processes. This course is intended for students interested in the neurobiology of behavior, ranging from animal behaviors to clinical disorders. BIBB109402, PSYC109402 Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.
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BIOL 109-403 Introduction To Brain and Behavior Delaney Kay Fischer LLAB 104 T 10:30 AM-12:00 PM Introduction to the structure and function of the vertebrate nervous system. We begin with the cellular basis of neuronal activities, then discuss the physiological basis of motor control, sensory systems, motivated behaviors, and higher mental processes. This course is intended for students interested in the neurobiology of behavior, ranging from animal behaviors to clinical disorders. BIBB109403, PSYC109403 Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.
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BIOL 109-404 Introduction To Brain and Behavior Leah Jean Middleton LLAB 104 T 12:00 PM-01:30 PM Introduction to the structure and function of the vertebrate nervous system. We begin with the cellular basis of neuronal activities, then discuss the physiological basis of motor control, sensory systems, motivated behaviors, and higher mental processes. This course is intended for students interested in the neurobiology of behavior, ranging from animal behaviors to clinical disorders. BIBB109404, PSYC109404 Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.
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BIOL 109-405 Introduction To Brain and Behavior Melanie Dawn Schaffler LLAB 104 T 01:30 PM-03:00 PM Introduction to the structure and function of the vertebrate nervous system. We begin with the cellular basis of neuronal activities, then discuss the physiological basis of motor control, sensory systems, motivated behaviors, and higher mental processes. This course is intended for students interested in the neurobiology of behavior, ranging from animal behaviors to clinical disorders. BIBB109405, PSYC109405 Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.
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BIOL 109-406 Introduction To Brain and Behavior Emma Catherine Janke LLAB 104 R 09:00 AM-10:30 AM Introduction to the structure and function of the vertebrate nervous system. We begin with the cellular basis of neuronal activities, then discuss the physiological basis of motor control, sensory systems, motivated behaviors, and higher mental processes. This course is intended for students interested in the neurobiology of behavior, ranging from animal behaviors to clinical disorders. BIBB109406, PSYC109406 Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.
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BIOL 109-407 Introduction To Brain and Behavior Xiaomao Ding LLAB 104 R 10:30 AM-12:00 PM Introduction to the structure and function of the vertebrate nervous system. We begin with the cellular basis of neuronal activities, then discuss the physiological basis of motor control, sensory systems, motivated behaviors, and higher mental processes. This course is intended for students interested in the neurobiology of behavior, ranging from animal behaviors to clinical disorders. BIBB109407, PSYC109407 Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.
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BIOL 109-408 Introduction To Brain and Behavior Luigim Vargas Cifuentes LLAB 104 R 12:00 PM-01:30 PM Introduction to the structure and function of the vertebrate nervous system. We begin with the cellular basis of neuronal activities, then discuss the physiological basis of motor control, sensory systems, motivated behaviors, and higher mental processes. This course is intended for students interested in the neurobiology of behavior, ranging from animal behaviors to clinical disorders. BIBB109408, PSYC109408 Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.
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BIOL 109-409 Introduction To Brain and Behavior Greer Elizabeth Prettyman LLAB 104 R 01:30 PM-03:00 PM Introduction to the structure and function of the vertebrate nervous system. We begin with the cellular basis of neuronal activities, then discuss the physiological basis of motor control, sensory systems, motivated behaviors, and higher mental processes. This course is intended for students interested in the neurobiology of behavior, ranging from animal behaviors to clinical disorders. BIBB109409, PSYC109409 Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.
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BIOL 121-001 Intro Bio-Molec Bio Life Michael A. Lampson
Mark D Goulian
LLAB 10 MWF 10:00 AM-11:00 AM An intensive introductory lecture course covering the cell, molecular biology, biochemistry, and the genetics of animals, bacteria, and viruses. This course is comparable to Biology 101, but places greater emphasis on molecular mechanisms and experimental approaches. Particular attention is given to the ways in which modern cell biological and molecular genetic methods contribute to our understanding of evolutionary processes, the mechanistic basis of human disease, and recent biotechnological innovations. Students are encouraged to take BIOL 121 and 123 concurrently. College Quantitative Data Analysis Req.
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BIOL 121-201 Introduction To Biology - the Molecular Biology of Life Michael A. Lampson
Mark D Goulian
LLAB 10 M 09:00 AM-10:00 AM An intensive introductory lecture course covering the cell, molecular biology, biochemistry, and the genetics of animals, bacteria, and viruses. This course is comparable to Biology 101, but places greater emphasis on molecular mechanisms and experimental approaches. Particular attention is given to the ways in which modern cell biological and molecular genetic methods contribute to our understanding of evolutionary processes, the mechanistic basis of human disease, and recent biotechnological innovations. Students are encouraged to take BIOL 121 and 123 concurrently. College Quantitative Data Analysis Req. Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.
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BIOL 123-001 Intro. Molec. Biol. Lab Karl G Siegert LLAB 10 F 09:00 AM-10:00 AM An intensive introductory laboratory course emphasizing how molecular biology has revolutionized our understanding of cell and organism functions. BIOL 121 and 123 should be taken concurrently. Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.
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BIOL 123-101 Introductory Molecular Biology Laboratory Jessica A Ardis LEVN L11 M 01:00 PM-04:00 PM An intensive introductory laboratory course emphasizing how molecular biology has revolutionized our understanding of cell and organism functions. BIOL 121 and 123 should be taken concurrently. Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.
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BIOL 123-102 Introductory Molecular Biology Laboratory Edgar Luzete Monteiro LEVN L12 M 01:00 PM-04:00 PM An intensive introductory laboratory course emphasizing how molecular biology has revolutionized our understanding of cell and organism functions. BIOL 121 and 123 should be taken concurrently. Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.
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BIOL 123-103 Introductory Molecular Biology Laboratory Edgar Luzete Monteiro LEVN L11 M 04:30 PM-07:30 PM An intensive introductory laboratory course emphasizing how molecular biology has revolutionized our understanding of cell and organism functions. BIOL 121 and 123 should be taken concurrently. Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.
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BIOL 123-104 Introductory Molecular Biology Laboratory Jessica A Ardis LEVN L11 T 09:00 AM-12:00 PM An intensive introductory laboratory course emphasizing how molecular biology has revolutionized our understanding of cell and organism functions. BIOL 121 and 123 should be taken concurrently. Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.
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BIOL 123-105 Introductory Molecular Biology Laboratory Jessica A Ardis LEVN L11 T 01:00 PM-04:00 PM An intensive introductory laboratory course emphasizing how molecular biology has revolutionized our understanding of cell and organism functions. BIOL 121 and 123 should be taken concurrently. Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.
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BIOL 123-106 Introductory Molecular Biology Laboratory Jessica A Ardis LEVN L11 W 01:00 PM-04:00 PM An intensive introductory laboratory course emphasizing how molecular biology has revolutionized our understanding of cell and organism functions. BIOL 121 and 123 should be taken concurrently. Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.
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BIOL 123-107 Introductory Molecular Biology Laboratory Heather S Schiller LEVN L12 W 01:00 PM-04:00 PM An intensive introductory laboratory course emphasizing how molecular biology has revolutionized our understanding of cell and organism functions. BIOL 121 and 123 should be taken concurrently. Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.
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BIOL 123-108 Introductory Molecular Biology Laboratory Zachary Joseph Oppler LEVN L11 W 04:30 PM-07:30 PM An intensive introductory laboratory course emphasizing how molecular biology has revolutionized our understanding of cell and organism functions. BIOL 121 and 123 should be taken concurrently. Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.
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BIOL 123-109 Introductory Molecular Biology Laboratory Heather S Schiller LEVN L12 W 04:30 PM-07:30 PM An intensive introductory laboratory course emphasizing how molecular biology has revolutionized our understanding of cell and organism functions. BIOL 121 and 123 should be taken concurrently. Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.
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BIOL 123-110 Introductory Molecular Biology Laboratory Jessica A Ardis LEVN L11 R 09:00 AM-12:00 PM An intensive introductory laboratory course emphasizing how molecular biology has revolutionized our understanding of cell and organism functions. BIOL 121 and 123 should be taken concurrently. Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.
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BIOL 123-111 Introductory Molecular Biology Laboratory Zachary Joseph Oppler LEVN L11 R 01:00 PM-04:00 PM An intensive introductory laboratory course emphasizing how molecular biology has revolutionized our understanding of cell and organism functions. BIOL 121 and 123 should be taken concurrently. Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.
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BIOL 140-401 Humans & the Environment Daniel H Janzen LLAB 10 TR 03:00 PM-04:30 PM Intensive exposure to current issues and solutions in contemporary human interactions with the environment. Global in scope, but focused on case histories. Emphasis on providing biological and sociological background for a given major environment-human interaction, and state-of-the-art suggested solutions. BIOL440401 Natural Science & Math Sector
BIOL 165-301 Field Studies in Tropical Biodiversity and Conservation Byron Pedler Sherwood GLAB 102 F 01:00 PM-04:00 PM We will use the Area de Conservacion Guanacaste (ACG) in Costa Rica as a living laboratory and case study in how to effectively foster community based environmental stewardship of natural ecosystems. This is an immersion course that broadly covers four major themes including: 1, biodiversity; 2, conservation philosophies and practices; 3, primary ecosystems within the Costa Rican ACG and their major species composition; and 4, fundamentals of field ecology (terrestrial and marine) including the practice and implementation of the scientific method. Students will learn how to develop and conduct research experiments via field-based activities, and will gain familiarity with a diversity of terrestrial and marine organisms including insects, endemic and invasive species of terrestrial flora and megafauna, corals, algae, invertebrates, fish, sea turtles and marine mammals. Additional topics covered will include fundamentals of oceanography, ecological and evolutionary principles as applied to ecosystem structure, function, and biodiversity, and environmental and management challenges of the Costa Rican ACG and tropical ecosystems globally. Application required through Penn Global: https://global.upenn.edu/pennabroad/pgs Permission Needed From Department
Penn Global Seminar
BIOL 201-601 Essentials of Cell Bio Xiaohong Witmer GLAB 101 TR 04:30 PM-06:00 PM An intermediate level exploration of cell structure and function including membrane structure, intracellular organelles, membrane trafficking, surface receptors and signal transduction, the cytoskeleton, cell motility and communication, and the cell cycle. This course is open to students in the College of Liberal and Professional Studies only. Only Open To LPS Pb Pre-Health Students
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BIOL 201-602 Essentials of Cell Biology GLAB 101 TR 06:10 PM-06:30 PM An intermediate level exploration of cell structure and function including membrane structure, intracellular organelles, membrane trafficking, surface receptors and signal transduction, the cytoskeleton, cell motility and communication, and the cell cycle. This course is open to students in the College of Liberal and Professional Studies only. Only Open To LPS Pb Pre-Health Students
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BIOL 203-601 Essentials of Biochem Ruth Elliott FAGN 114 W 04:30 PM-07:30 PM Intermediate level course covering principles of modern biochemistry. Topics include protein structure, protein purification and characterization, proteomics, enzyme kinetics and mechanisms, membrane structure and function, metabolism, and cellular energy transduction. Emphasis will be on biochemical problem solving, experimental design, and application of quantitative methods in a biological and clinical context. This course is open to students in the College of Liberal and Professional Studies only. Only Open To LPS Pb Pre-Health Students
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BIOL 203-602 Essentials of Biochemistry Rakan Danny El-Mayta FAGN 114 W 07:30 PM-08:00 PM Intermediate level course covering principles of modern biochemistry. Topics include protein structure, protein purification and characterization, proteomics, enzyme kinetics and mechanisms, membrane structure and function, metabolism, and cellular energy transduction. Emphasis will be on biochemical problem solving, experimental design, and application of quantitative methods in a biological and clinical context. This course is open to students in the College of Liberal and Professional Studies only. Only Open To LPS Pb Pre-Health Students
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BIOL 205-001 Cell Biology Tatyana M. Svitkina
Wei Guo
LEVN AUD TR 10:30 AM-12:00 PM A conceptual view of cell structure and function including membrane structure, intracellular organelles, membrane trafficking, surface receptors and signal transduction, the cytoskeleton, cell motility and communication, and the cell cycle. Cell biology is a dynamic field and recent research discoveries will be included in the lectures. Registration also required for Recitation (see below)
BIOL 205-201 Cell Biology Gloria Elizabeth Marino LEVN AUD T 05:30 PM-06:30 PM A conceptual view of cell structure and function including membrane structure, intracellular organelles, membrane trafficking, surface receptors and signal transduction, the cytoskeleton, cell motility and communication, and the cell cycle. Cell biology is a dynamic field and recent research discoveries will be included in the lectures. Registration also required for Lecture (see below)
BIOL 205-202 Cell Biology Diao Liu LEVN AUD W 05:00 PM-06:00 PM A conceptual view of cell structure and function including membrane structure, intracellular organelles, membrane trafficking, surface receptors and signal transduction, the cytoskeleton, cell motility and communication, and the cell cycle. Cell biology is a dynamic field and recent research discoveries will be included in the lectures. Registration also required for Lecture (see below)
BIOL 211-601 Essentials of Genetics John E. Zimmerman FAGN 218 M 05:30 PM-08:20 PM This course will survey the discipline of molecular genetics. Mendelian and molecular genetics will be discussed as well as the use of genetic analysis to address questions in all areas of biology. The processes of DNA replication, transcription, and translation will be discussed at the molecular level. Other topics include the regulation of gene expression and genomics. This course is open to students in the College of Liberal and Professional Studies only. Only Open To LPS Pb Pre-Health Students
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BIOL 211-602 Essentials of Molecular Biology and Genetics FAGN 218 M 08:30 PM-09:00 PM This course will survey the discipline of molecular genetics. Mendelian and molecular genetics will be discussed as well as the use of genetic analysis to address questions in all areas of biology. The processes of DNA replication, transcription, and translation will be discussed at the molecular level. Other topics include the regulation of gene expression and genomics. This course is open to students in the College of Liberal and Professional Studies only. Only Open To LPS Pb Pre-Health Students
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BIOL 213-601 Essentials of Physiology Xiaohong Witmer FAGN 214 TR 06:30 PM-08:00 PM A comparative and quantitative approach to the physiological function of vertebrates. Topics include muscles, nervous system, cardiovascular system, respiration, and renal function. This course is open to students in the College of Liberal and Professional Studies only. Course Must Be Taken For A Grade
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BIOL 213-602 Essentials of Vertebrate Physiology GLAB 101 TR 08:00 PM-08:20 PM A comparative and quantitative approach to the physiological function of vertebrates. Topics include muscles, nervous system, cardiovascular system, respiration, and renal function. This course is open to students in the College of Liberal and Professional Studies only. Course Must Be Taken For A Grade
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BIOL 215-001 Vertebrate Physiology Karl G Siegert LLAB 10 TR 01:30 PM-03:00 PM The course will focus on integrative aspects of physiological function of vertebrates. Comparative, environmental and quantitative approaches will be used. Major topics include muscle, the cardiovascular system, respiration, renal function and the nervous system. Registration also required for Recitation (see below)
BIOL 215-201 Vertebrate Physiology Ayon Ibrahim WILL 319 T 03:00 PM-04:00 PM The course will focus on integrative aspects of physiological function of vertebrates. Comparative, environmental and quantitative approaches will be used. Major topics include muscle, the cardiovascular system, respiration, renal function and the nervous system. Registration also required for Lecture (see below)
BIOL 215-202 Vertebrate Physiology Karl G Siegert FAGN 114 W 02:00 PM-03:00 PM The course will focus on integrative aspects of physiological function of vertebrates. Comparative, environmental and quantitative approaches will be used. Major topics include muscle, the cardiovascular system, respiration, renal function and the nervous system. Registration also required for Lecture (see below)
BIOL 215-203 Vertebrate Physiology Ayon Ibrahim LLAB 109 R 12:00 PM-01:00 PM The course will focus on integrative aspects of physiological function of vertebrates. Comparative, environmental and quantitative approaches will be used. Major topics include muscle, the cardiovascular system, respiration, renal function and the nervous system. Registration also required for Lecture (see below)
BIOL 215-204 Vertebrate Physiology CANCELED The course will focus on integrative aspects of physiological function of vertebrates. Comparative, environmental and quantitative approaches will be used. Major topics include muscle, the cardiovascular system, respiration, renal function and the nervous system. Registration also required for Lecture (see below)
BIOL 221-401 Molec. Biol. & Genetics Kimberly L Gallagher
Nancy Bonini
FAGN AUD TR 12:00 PM-01:30 PM This course will survey the discipline of molecular genetics. Two broad areas will be considered 1) Molecular Biology: DNA replication, transcription, translation, regulation of gene expression in both prokaryotic and eukaryotic systems, and genomics and 2) Genetics: basic Mendelian & molecular genetics. BIOL527401 Registration also required for Recitation (see below)
BIOL 221-402 Molecular Biology and Genetics Kevin Todd Wiles
Daniel R Fishman-Engel
LEVN AUD T 04:30 PM-05:30 PM This course will survey the discipline of molecular genetics. Two broad areas will be considered 1) Molecular Biology: DNA replication, transcription, translation, regulation of gene expression in both prokaryotic and eukaryotic systems, and genomics and 2) Genetics: basic Mendelian & molecular genetics. BIOL527402 Registration also required for Lecture (see below)
BIOL 221-403 Molecular Biology and Genetics Xia Hua
Daniel R Fishman-Engel
GLAB 101 W 01:00 PM-02:00 PM This course will survey the discipline of molecular genetics. Two broad areas will be considered 1) Molecular Biology: DNA replication, transcription, translation, regulation of gene expression in both prokaryotic and eukaryotic systems, and genomics and 2) Genetics: basic Mendelian & molecular genetics. BIOL527403 Registration also required for Lecture (see below)
BIOL 231-401 Evolution of Behavior Yun Ding
Marc F Schmidt
LEVN AUD TR 01:30 PM-03:00 PM The evolution of social behavior in animals, with special emphasis on group formation, cooperation among kin, mating systems, territoriality and communication. PSYC231401, BIBB231401 https://pennintouchdaemon.apps.upenn.edu/pennInTouchProdDaemon/jsp/fast.do?webService=syllabus&term=2019C&course=BIOL231401
BIOL 240-001 Ecology: Indiv To Ecosys Erol Akcay
Brent R. Helliker
LEVN AUD MWF 12:00 PM-01:00 PM The study of living organisms in their natural environment, spanning the ecological physiology of individuals, the structure of populations, and interactions among species, including the organization of communities and ecosystem function.
BIOL 251-401 Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology Michael Kaplan
Marc F Schmidt
LEVN AUD MW 02:00 PM-03:30 PM Cellular physiology of neurons and excitable cells; molecular neurobiology and development. Topics include: action potential generation; synaptic transmission; molecular and physiological studies of ion channels; second messengers; simple neural circuits; synaptic plasticity; learning and memory; and neural development. BIBB251401 Registration also required for Laboratory (see below) https://pennintouchdaemon.apps.upenn.edu/pennInTouchProdDaemon/jsp/fast.do?webService=syllabus&term=2019C&course=BIOL251401
BIOL 251-402 Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology Rahul Sood LLAB 117 W 06:00 PM-07:30 PM Cellular physiology of neurons and excitable cells; molecular neurobiology and development. Topics include: action potential generation; synaptic transmission; molecular and physiological studies of ion channels; second messengers; simple neural circuits; synaptic plasticity; learning and memory; and neural development. BIBB251402 Contact Dept Or Instructor For Classrm Info
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BIOL 251-403 Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology Shankar P Pattabhiraman LLAB 117 R 09:00 AM-10:30 AM Cellular physiology of neurons and excitable cells; molecular neurobiology and development. Topics include: action potential generation; synaptic transmission; molecular and physiological studies of ion channels; second messengers; simple neural circuits; synaptic plasticity; learning and memory; and neural development. BIBB251403 Contact Dept Or Instructor For Classrm Info
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BIOL 251-404 Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology Phuong Thi Tam Nguyen LLAB 117 R 01:30 PM-03:00 PM Cellular physiology of neurons and excitable cells; molecular neurobiology and development. Topics include: action potential generation; synaptic transmission; molecular and physiological studies of ion channels; second messengers; simple neural circuits; synaptic plasticity; learning and memory; and neural development. BIBB251404 Contact Dept Or Instructor For Classrm Info
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BIOL 251-405 Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology Sabrina Dasilva LLAB 117 R 06:00 PM-07:30 PM Cellular physiology of neurons and excitable cells; molecular neurobiology and development. Topics include: action potential generation; synaptic transmission; molecular and physiological studies of ion channels; second messengers; simple neural circuits; synaptic plasticity; learning and memory; and neural development. BIBB251405 Contact Dept Or Instructor For Classrm Info
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BIOL 251-406 Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology Jacob Khan Sterling LLAB 117 F 09:00 AM-10:30 AM Cellular physiology of neurons and excitable cells; molecular neurobiology and development. Topics include: action potential generation; synaptic transmission; molecular and physiological studies of ion channels; second messengers; simple neural circuits; synaptic plasticity; learning and memory; and neural development. BIBB251406 Contact Dept Or Instructor For Classrm Info
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BIOL 251-407 Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology Rachel Ceron LLAB 117 F 12:00 PM-01:30 PM Cellular physiology of neurons and excitable cells; molecular neurobiology and development. Topics include: action potential generation; synaptic transmission; molecular and physiological studies of ion channels; second messengers; simple neural circuits; synaptic plasticity; learning and memory; and neural development. BIBB251407 Contact Dept Or Instructor For Classrm Info
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BIOL 251-408 Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology Nicholas Paleologos LLAB 117 F 03:00 PM-04:30 PM Cellular physiology of neurons and excitable cells; molecular neurobiology and development. Topics include: action potential generation; synaptic transmission; molecular and physiological studies of ion channels; second messengers; simple neural circuits; synaptic plasticity; learning and memory; and neural development. BIBB251408 Contact Dept Or Instructor For Classrm Info
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BIOL 275-601 Elements of Microbiology Kieran Dilks GLAB 101 F 04:00 PM-05:30 PM Microbiology plays a central role in diverse areas of human life such as infectious disease, ecology, and biotechnology. This course will cover aspects of modern microbiology with an emphasis on prokaryotic organisms. The topics will include basic aspects of microbial diversity, genetics, and pathogenesis as well as examples of applied microbiology. This course is open to students in the College of Liberal and Professional Studies only. Only Open To LPS Pb Pre-Health Students
Course Must Be Taken For A Grade
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BIOL 275-602 Elements of Microbiology Jessica A Ardis LEVN L11 F 05:30 PM-08:30 PM Microbiology plays a central role in diverse areas of human life such as infectious disease, ecology, and biotechnology. This course will cover aspects of modern microbiology with an emphasis on prokaryotic organisms. The topics will include basic aspects of microbial diversity, genetics, and pathogenesis as well as examples of applied microbiology. This course is open to students in the College of Liberal and Professional Studies only. Only Open To LPS Pb Pre-Health Students
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BIOL 275-603 Elements of Microbiology Amanda Marie Cottone LEVN L12 F 05:30 PM-08:30 PM Microbiology plays a central role in diverse areas of human life such as infectious disease, ecology, and biotechnology. This course will cover aspects of modern microbiology with an emphasis on prokaryotic organisms. The topics will include basic aspects of microbial diversity, genetics, and pathogenesis as well as examples of applied microbiology. This course is open to students in the College of Liberal and Professional Studies only. Only Open To LPS Pb Pre-Health Students
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BIOL 306-601 Histology Deborah E Weil LEVN L12 R 04:30 PM-07:30 PM This course is designed to introduce the undergraduate student to the structure of tissues at the cellular level and to the way in which those tissues are assembled into organs. This knowledge of structure will be the basis for discussion of tissue and organ function. This course is open to students in the College of Liberal and Professional Studies only. Only Open To LPS Pb Pre-Health Students
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BIOL 325-001 Marine Biology Katie Lynn Barott Sherwood FAGN 214 TR 09:00 AM-10:30 AM An introduction to marine biology and oceanography. Topics will include chemical and physical oceanography, a survey of form, function and phylogeny of algae, invertebrates and vertebrates, and an examination of ecological and evolutionary principles as applied to marine organisms and ecosystems.
BIOL 400-101 Field Botany Cynthia Karen Skema
Timothy A. Block
F 12:00 PM-05:00 PM This course focuses on teaching students the Pennsylvania flora, both native and naturalized. Through weekly field trips, students will gain an appreciation for the diversity of plant species and plant communities in PA, and observe and discuss ecological and historical forces that influence plant species occurrences and plant communities. The ability to quickly and accurately identify plants in the field, through both sight identification and the use of a dichotomous key, is the major thrust of this course. Students will also learn how to appropriately collect plant materials for further study/identification in the laboratory and for archiving in an herbarium collection. Contact Dept Or Instructor For Classrm Info
BIOL 401-301 Prokaryotic Microbiology: A Pragmatic View Mehmet Fevzi Daldal GLAB 103
GLAB 103
W 03:30 PM-05:30 PM
M 04:00 PM-05:00 PM
This interactive course is intended for a small group of students aspiring to pursue research in microbiology, preferably using prokaryotes. Students will study selected papers and will attend the Prokaryotic Microbiology Seminars on Fridays. Specific problems of importance to a given field at a particular time will be critically analyzed and discussed: How were cutting edge techniques of the time used to address these problems? How would the same problems be approached using current techniques? The emphasis of the course will be on learning to become a thoughtful experimentalist rather than acquiring the hottest emerging knowledge.
BIOL 404-601 Immunobiology Michael P Cancro LEVN AUD M 06:30 PM-09:30 PM Early development of microbiology, pathology, and immunobiology; molecular and cellular bases of immune phenomena including: immunity to pathogens, immune diseases, autoimmunity, and hypersensitivity. This course is open to students in the College of Liberal and Professional Studies only. Course Must Be Taken For A Grade
BIOL 405-301 First Line of Defense: the Role of Innate Immunity in Disease Emily R Elliott VANP 113 MW 12:30 PM-02:00 PM All organisms, from bacteria to humans, rely on innate, non-specific defense systems to protect against infection and mediate damage. Even in organisms that can generate highly specific and efficient adaptive responses, such as humans, defects in innate immune system components can be fatal. In this course, we will examine the cellular and molecular mechanisms of the components of the innate immune system through discussion of primary literature. We will explore how the innate immune system influences the course of infections and cancer, as well as autoinflammatory disorders that lead to host tissue damage. Though our focus will be on mammalian immunity, we will also explore the evolutionary development of innate immunity through comparison of systems in different organisms.
BIOL 407-601 Cancer Cell Biology Shujuan Xia GLAB 101 W 06:30 PM-09:30 PM This course will focus on the molecular mechanisms by which fundamental cellular processes are disrupted in the development of cancer. Only Open To LPS Pb Pre-Health Students
Course Must Be Taken For A Grade
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BIOL 410-001 Advanced Evolution Timothy Arnold Linksvayer LLAB 109 TR 10:30 AM-12:00 PM Mechanisms of evolution at the genetic and populational levels. Empirical and theoretical approaches to natural selection, population structure, gene flow, and quantitative genetics will be emphasized.
BIOL 425-101 Biochem&Molec Gen Suprlb John D Wagner LEVN L57 TR 01:30 PM-04:30 PM Intensive laboratory class where open-ended, interesting biological problems are explored using modern lab techniques. Topics may include protein structure/function studies; genetic screens, genomics and gene expression studies; proteomics and protein purification techniques; and molecular cloning and DNA manipulation. The course emphasizes developing scientific communication and independent research skills. Course topics reflect the interests of individual Biology faculty members. This course is recommended for students considering independent research.
BIOL 430-301 Evolution and Ecology of Infectious Diseases Dustin Brisson GLAB 100 M 02:00 PM-05:00 PM This course will focus on fundamental topics related to the ecological and evolutionary processes driving the transmission of pathogenic microbes among hosts including life-history strategies; evolution of pathogenic traits; the impacts of temporal, spatial and host-trait heterogeneity; and factors causing the emergence of an infectious pathogen. Examples will be drawn from human, wildlife, and plant pathogens to illustrate these ecological and evolutionary topics. Students will learn to develop and apply current ecological and evolutionary theory to infectious microbe research and gain practical experience accessing, interpreting and synthesizing the peer-reviewed scientific literature through a combination of popular and scientific readings, discussion, and lecture. https://pennintouchdaemon.apps.upenn.edu/pennInTouchProdDaemon/jsp/fast.do?webService=syllabus&term=2019C&course=BIOL430301
BIOL 436-301 Molecular Physiology Dejian Ren CANCELED This course is designed for advanced undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in molecular physiology of sensory signal transduction. The major topics to cover will be signal transduction mechanisms used by membrane ion channels and receptors that detect the sensory stimuli (light, sound, temperature and taste, for example) and transmit the signals to the nervous system. Modern molecular/structural techniques (patch clamp, protein crystallization, molecular genetics, expression cloning and protein purification) will be introduced along with each topic. References will be primary research articles. Students will critically evaluate research discoveries by reading and presenting one to two original research papers. Each student is required to write a 10-page research proposal and to critique proposals written by fellow students.
BIOL 437-401 Intro To Computational Biology & Biological Modeling Iain Mathieson FAGN 218 MW 03:30 PM-05:00 PM The goal of this course is to develop a deeper understanding of techniques and concepts used in Computational Biology. The course will strive to focus on a small set of approaches to gain both theoretical and practical understanding of the methods. We will aim to cover practical issues such as programming and the use of programs, as well as theoretical issues such as algorithm design, statistical data analysis, theory of algorithms and statistics. This course WILL NOT provide a broad survey of the field nor teach specific tools but focus on a deep understanding of a small set of topics. We will discuss string algorithms, hidden markov models, dimension reduction, and machine learning (or phylogeny estimation) for biomedical problems. CIS436401
BIOL 440-401 Adv. Analysis Humans Env Daniel H Janzen LLAB 10 TR 03:00 PM-04:30 PM Advanced version of BIOL 140: Humans and the Environment. Additional readings and course work as directed. BIOL140401 Natural Science & Math Sector
BIOL 446-001 Statistics For Biologist Junhyong Kim
Kevin Leland Bullaughey
LLAB 10 TR 12:00 PM-01:30 PM Introductory probability theory. Principles of statistical methods. Problems of estimation and hypothesis testing in biology and related areas. College Quantitative Data Analysis Req.
BIOL 466-401 Mol Gen of Neuro Disease: Molecular Genetics of Neurological Disease Nancy Bonini LLAB 109 TR 01:30 PM-03:00 PM This course will focus on the molecular basis of neurological diseases, exploring in detail key papers that cover topics including defining the disease genes, development of animal models that provide mechanistic insight, and seminal findings that reveal molecular understanding. Diseases covered will include neurological diseases of great focus today such as Alzheimer's, Fragile-X and autism, dementia, motor neuron degeneration, and microsatellite repeat expansion disorders. The course will provide a perspective from initial molecular determination through current status. Students will gain an understanding of how the molecular basis of a disease is discovered (from classical genetics to modern genomics) and how such diseases can be modeled in simple genetic systems for mechanistic insight. The course will be comprised of lectures with detailed analysis of primary literature and in-class activities. Grading will be based on class participation, exams, and written papers. BIBB466401
BIOL 477-301 Science & Art of Biotech Stephen Roth CANCELED Biotechnology transforms basic biological research into pharmaceutical therapies. This course will examine some explanations for American biotechnology vitality by studying case histories in which fundamental, biological observations were subsequently developed, successfully and unsuccessfully, for therapeutic applications. Along the way, we will also seek to understand the interactions among academic research institutions, biotechnology companies, large pharmaceutical companies, the Food and Drug Administration, financial institutions, venture groups, and the Patent and Trademark Office. Classes will be highly interactive. Students will present case histories in a critical fashion. Ultimately, students will conduct mock negotiations focused on university technology transfers, clinical trial design, financing, and intellectual property. Permission Needed From Instructor
BIOL 482-301 Cell Signaling Kimberly L Gallagher FAGN 214 W 02:00 PM-05:00 PM The evolution of multicellularity required that cells be able to both send and receive signals from their neighbors. The development of organs and differentiation of cells and tissues requires reliable and continuous communication between cells. Consequences of inappropriate or anomalous signaling include development abnormalities and cancer. This class will examine mechanisms of cell-to-cell signaling between cells in plants and animals with an emphasis on the cell biology of development.
BIOL 482-601 Cell Signaling John D Wagner GLAB 102 MW 05:00 PM-06:20 PM The evolution of multicellularity required that cells be able to both send and receive signals from their neighbors. The development of organs and differentiation of cells and tissues requires reliable and continuous communication between cells. Consequences of inappropriate or anomalous signaling include development abnormalities and cancer. This class will examine mechanisms of cell-to-cell signaling between cells in plants and animals with an emphasis on the cell biology of development. Only Open To LPS Pb Pre-Health Students
Course Must Be Taken For A Grade
BIOL 483-401 Epigenetics Doris Wagner LEVN 111 TR 01:30 PM-03:00 PM This course investigates epigenetic phenomena: heritable alternate states of gene activity that do not result from an alteration in nucleotide composition (mutations). Epigenetic mechanisms regulate genome accessibility and cell differentiation. They play a key role in normal development and in oncogenesis. For example both mammalian X-chromosome inactivation and nuclear transfer (cloning) are subject to epigenetic regulation. Amongst the epigenetic mechanisms we will discuss in this course are chromatin organization, histone modification, DNA methylation and non-coding RNAs. The course is geared toward advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate students and is a combination of lectures, student presentations and research presentations by guest speakers. Students will work with the current scientific literature. CAMB483401
BIOL 484-301 Cell Motility & Cytoskel Tatyana M. Svitkina GLAB 102 MW 03:30 PM-05:00 PM Cytoskeleton and cell motility plays a crucial role in many aspects of normal and pathological physiology of individual cells, tissues, and whole organisms, including morphogenesis, immune response, wound healing, oncogenesis, and infection. This course will cover current topics in cell biology with emphasis on cytoskeleton and cell motility and their roles in these processes. Lectures, student presentations, and discussions in the class will be based on primary scientific literature.
BIOL 527-401 Genetics For Comp Bio Kimberly L Gallagher
Nancy Bonini
FAGN AUD TR 12:00 PM-01:30 PM This course will survey the discipline of molecular genetics. Two broad areas will be considered: 1) Molecular biology: DNA replication, transcription, translation, and the regulation of gene expression in both prokaryotic and eukaryotic systems and genomics and 2) Genetics: basic Mendelian & molecular genetics. BIOL221401 Permission Needed From Instructor
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BIOL 527-402 Genetics For Computational Biology Kevin Todd Wiles
Daniel R Fishman-Engel
LEVN AUD T 04:30 PM-05:30 PM This course will survey the discipline of molecular genetics. Two broad areas will be considered: 1) Molecular biology: DNA replication, transcription, translation, and the regulation of gene expression in both prokaryotic and eukaryotic systems and genomics and 2) Genetics: basic Mendelian & molecular genetics. BIOL221402 Permission Needed From Instructor
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BIOL 527-403 Genetics For Computational Biology Xia Hua
Daniel R Fishman-Engel
GLAB 101 W 01:00 PM-02:00 PM This course will survey the discipline of molecular genetics. Two broad areas will be considered: 1) Molecular biology: DNA replication, transcription, translation, and the regulation of gene expression in both prokaryotic and eukaryotic systems and genomics and 2) Genetics: basic Mendelian & molecular genetics. BIOL221403 Permission Needed From Instructor
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BIOL 536-401 Fundamentals of Computational Biology and Biological Data Analysis Junhyong Kim CANCELED Introductory computational biology course designed for both biology students and computer science, engineering students. The course will cover fundamentals of algorithms, statistics, and mathematics as applied to biological problems. In particular, emphasis will be given to biological problem modeling and understanding the algorithms and mathematical procedures at the "pencil and paper" level. That is, practical implementation of the algorithms is not taught but principles of the algorithms are covered using small sized examples. Topics to be covered are: genome annotation and string algorithms, pattern search and statistical learning, molecular evolution and phylogenetics, functional genomics and systems level analysis. Prerequisite: College level introductory biology required; undergraduate or graduate level statistics taken previously or concurrently required; molecular biology and/or genetics encouraged; programming experience encouraged Undergraduates Need Permission
For PhD Students Only
BIOL 571-301 Topics in Computational Biology Junhyong Kim W 02:00 PM-04:00 PM Course for graduate students planning research in computational biology and genomics. Assigned readings will cover algorithms and data analysis techniques in computational biology. The course will include presentations and discussion of research problems involving computational analysis and there. Active group participation is required. Topics could include string algorithms, probability theory, multivariate statistics, molecular evolution, Markov Models, phylogenetic trees, and machine learning. Permission Needed From Department
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For PhD Students Only
BIOL 700-301 Advanced Topics in Current Biology Research David S. Roos BENN 24 R 02:00 PM-04:00 PM Integrative seminar on current biological research for first-year PhD students. Permission Needed From Department
For PhD Students Only