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BIOL 101-001 Intro Biology A Jasmine Alexander
John D Wagner
MW 12:00 PM-01:30 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 Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.
Attendance At First Lab Meeting Required
Registration also required for Laboratory and Recitation (see below)
BIOL 101-101 Introduction To Biology A Linda Robinson M 01:45 PM-04:45 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.
Attendance At First Lab Meeting Required
Registration also required for Lecture and Recitation (see below)
BIOL 101-102 Introduction To Biology A Linda Robinson M 01:45 PM-04:45 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.
Attendance At First Lab Meeting Required
Registration also required for Lecture and Recitation (see below)
BIOL 101-103 Introduction To Biology A Linda Robinson T 10:15 AM-01:15 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.
Attendance At First Lab Meeting Required
Registration also required for Lecture and Recitation (see below)
BIOL 101-104 Introduction To Biology A Linda Robinson T 10:15 AM-01:15 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.
Attendance At First Lab Meeting Required
Registration also required for Lecture and Recitation (see below)
BIOL 101-105 Introduction To Biology A Linda Robinson T 01:45 PM-04:45 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.
Attendance At First Lab Meeting Required
Registration also required for Lecture and Recitation (see below)
BIOL 101-106 Introduction To Biology A Linda Robinson T 01:45 PM-04:45 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.
Attendance At First Lab Meeting Required
Registration also required for Lecture and Recitation (see below)
BIOL 101-107 Introduction To Biology A Linda Robinson W 08:30 AM-11:30 AM 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.
Attendance At First Lab Meeting Required
Registration also required for Lecture and Recitation (see below)
BIOL 101-108 Introduction To Biology A Linda Robinson W 08:30 AM-11:30 AM 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.
Attendance At First Lab Meeting Required
Registration also required for Lecture and Recitation (see below)
BIOL 101-109 Introduction To Biology A Linda Robinson W 01:45 PM-04:45 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.
Attendance At First Lab Meeting Required
Registration also required for Lecture and Recitation (see below)
BIOL 101-110 Introduction To Biology A Linda Robinson W 01:45 PM-04:45 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.
Attendance At First Lab Meeting Required
Registration also required for Lecture and Recitation (see below)
BIOL 101-111 Introduction To Biology A Linda Robinson R 10:15 AM-01:15 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.
Attendance At First Lab Meeting Required
Registration also required for Lecture and Recitation (see below)
BIOL 101-112 Introduction To Biology A Linda Robinson R 01:45 PM-04:45 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.
Attendance At First Lab Meeting Required
Registration also required for Lecture and Recitation (see below)
BIOL 101-113 Introduction To Biology A Linda Robinson R 01:45 PM-04:45 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.
Attendance At First Lab Meeting Required
Registration also required for Lecture and Recitation (see below)
BIOL 101-114 Introduction To Biology A Linda Robinson F 01:45 PM-04:45 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
Registration also required for Lecture and Recitation (see below)
BIOL 101-201 Introduction To Biology A Jasmine Alexander
John D Wagner
F 12:00 PM-01:00 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. Contact Dept Or Instructor For Classrm Info
Registration also required for Lecture and Laboratory (see below)
BIOL 101-601 Intro Biology A John E. Zimmerman F 05:15 PM-08:15 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
Registration also required for Laboratory (see below)
BIOL 101-602 Introduction To Biology A Linda Robinson F 01:45 PM-04:45 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
Only Open To LPS Pb Pre-Health Students
Registration also required for Lecture (see below)
BIOL 101-603 Introduction To Biology A Linda Robinson S 08:30 AM-11:30 AM 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
Only Open To LPS Pb Pre-Health Students
Registration also required for Lecture (see below)
BIOL 102-001 Intro Biology B Katie Lynn Barott Sherwood
Dustin Brisson
MW 10:15 AM-12:15 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. Living World Sector Registration also required for Laboratory (see below) https://pennintouchdaemon.apps.upenn.edu/pennInTouchProdDaemon/jsp/fast.do?webService=syllabus&term=2021C&course=BIOL102001
BIOL 102-101 Introduction To Biology B Staver Bezhani M 01:45 PM-04:45 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 T 10:15 AM-01:15 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 T 01:45 PM-04:45 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 W 01:45 PM-04:45 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 MWF 10:15 AM-11:15 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. PSYC109401, BIBB109401 Living World Sector Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.
Registration also required for Laboratory (see below)
BIOL 109-402 Introduction To Brain and Behavior Judith Mclean T 10:15 AM-11:45 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. PSYC109402, BIBB109402 Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.
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BIOL 109-403 Introduction To Brain and Behavior Judith Mclean 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. PSYC109403, BIBB109403 Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.
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BIOL 109-404 Introduction To Brain and Behavior Judith Mclean T 01:45 PM-03:15 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. PSYC109404, BIBB109404 Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.
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BIOL 109-405 Introduction To Brain and Behavior Judith Mclean T 03:30 PM-05:00 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. PSYC109405, BIBB109405 Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.
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BIOL 109-406 Introduction To Brain and Behavior Judith Mclean R 10:15 AM-11:45 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. PSYC109406, BIBB109406 Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.
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BIOL 109-407 Introduction To Brain and Behavior Judith Mclean 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. PSYC109407, BIBB109407 Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.
Registration also required for Lecture (see below)
BIOL 109-408 Introduction To Brain and Behavior Judith Mclean R 01:45 PM-03:15 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. PSYC109408, BIBB109408 Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.
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BIOL 109-409 Introduction To Brain and Behavior Judith Mclean R 03:30 PM-05:00 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. PSYC109409, BIBB109409 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
MW 10:15 AM-11:45 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. Biology majors and pre-medical students should take either BIOL 101 or 121. BIOL 121 is the companion course to BIOL 124 and may be taken before or after BIOL 124. Solid high school biology and strong high school chemistry or CHEM 101 College Quantitative Data Analysis Req.
Living World Sector
Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.
Registration also required for Recitation (see below)
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BIOL 121-201 Introduction To Biology - the Molecular Biology of Life Michael A. Lampson
Mark D Goulian
F 10:15 AM-11:15 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. Biology majors and pre-medical students should take either BIOL 101 or 121. BIOL 121 is the companion course to BIOL 124 and may be taken before or after BIOL 124. Solid high school biology and strong high school chemistry or CHEM 101 College Quantitative Data Analysis Req. Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.
Registration also required for Lecture (see below)
BIOL 123-001 Intro. Molec. Biol. Lab Karl G Siegert F 08:30 AM-09:30 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.
Registration also required for Laboratory (see below)
BIOL 123-101 Introductory Molecular Biology Laboratory Karl G Siegert M 12:00 PM-03:00 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.
Attendance At First Lab Meeting Required
Registration also required for Lecture (see below)
BIOL 123-102 Introductory Molecular Biology Laboratory Karl G Siegert M 12:00 PM-03:00 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.
Registration also required for Lecture (see below)
BIOL 123-103 Introductory Molecular Biology Laboratory Karl G Siegert T 10:15 AM-01:15 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.
Registration also required for Lecture (see below)
BIOL 123-104 Introductory Molecular Biology Laboratory Karl G Siegert T 10:15 AM-01:15 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.
Registration also required for Lecture (see below)
BIOL 123-105 Introductory Molecular Biology Laboratory Karl G Siegert T 03:30 PM-06:30 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.
Registration also required for Lecture (see below)
BIOL 123-106 Introductory Molecular Biology Laboratory Karl G Siegert T 03:30 PM-06:30 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.
Registration also required for Lecture (see below)
BIOL 123-107 Introductory Molecular Biology Laboratory Karl G Siegert W 01:45 PM-04:45 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.
Registration also required for Lecture (see below)
BIOL 123-108 Introductory Molecular Biology Laboratory Karl G Siegert W 01:45 PM-04:45 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.
Registration also required for Lecture (see below)
BIOL 123-109 Introductory Molecular Biology Laboratory Karl G Siegert R 08:30 AM-11:30 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.
Registration also required for Lecture (see below)
BIOL 123-110 Introductory Molecular Biology Laboratory Karl G Siegert R 10:15 AM-01:15 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.
Registration also required for Lecture (see below)
BIOL 123-111 Introductory Molecular Biology Laboratory Karl G Siegert R 12:00 PM-03:00 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.
Registration also required for Lecture (see below)
BIOL 123-112 Introductory Molecular Biology Laboratory Karl G Siegert R 03:30 PM-06:30 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. Registration also required for Lecture (see below)
BIOL 201-601 Essentials of Cell Bio Xiaohong Witmer TR 05:15 PM-06:45 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
BIOL 203-601 Essentials of Biochem Ruth Elliott W 05:15 PM-08:15 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. Prerequisite: BIOL 101 and BIOL 102 or BIOL 121 and CHEM 241, the latter of which may be taken concurrently. CHEM 242 is recommended and may also be taken concurrently. Only Open To LPS Pb Pre-Health Students
BIOL 205-001 Cell Biology Tatyana M. Svitkina
Wei Guo
TR 10:15 AM-11:45 AM 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 T 05:15 PM-06:15 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 W 07:00 PM-08:00 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 M 05:15 PM-08:15 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
BIOL 213-601 Essentials of Physiology Xiaohong Witmer TR 07:00 PM-08:30 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. Only Open To LPS Pb Pre-Health Students
Course Must Be Taken For A Grade
BIOL 215-001 Vertebrate Physiology Yoichiro Mori TR 12:00 PM-01:30 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 M 03:30 PM-04:30 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 T 05:15 PM-06:15 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 W 08:30 AM-09:30 AM 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
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) https://pennintouchdaemon.apps.upenn.edu/pennInTouchProdDaemon/jsp/fast.do?webService=syllabus&term=2021C&course=BIOL221401
BIOL 221-402 Molecular Biology and Genetics T 05:15 PM-06:15 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 W 01:45 PM-02:45 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
TR 01:45 PM-03:15 PM The evolution of behavior in animals will be explored using basic genetic and evolutionary principles. Lectures will highlight behavioral principles using a wide range of animal species, both vertebrate and invertebrate. Examples of behavior include the complex economic decisions related to foraging, migratory birds using geomagnetic fields to find breeding grounds, and the decision individuals make to live in groups. Group living has led to the evolution of social behavior and much of the course will focus on group formation, cooperation among kin, mating systems, territoriality and communication. BIBB231401 https://pennintouchdaemon.apps.upenn.edu/pennInTouchProdDaemon/jsp/fast.do?webService=syllabus&term=2021C&course=BIOL231401
BIOL 240-001 Ecology: Indiv To Ecosys Erol Akcay
Brent R. Helliker
MW 12:00 PM-01:30 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
MW 01:45 PM-03:15 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. Prerequisite: PHYS 102 or 151 strongly recommended but not required BIBB251401 Registration also required for Laboratory (see below) https://pennintouchdaemon.apps.upenn.edu/pennInTouchProdDaemon/jsp/fast.do?webService=syllabus&term=2021C&course=BIOL251401
BIOL 251-402 Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology Michael Kaplan W 07:00 PM-08:30 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. Prerequisite: PHYS 102 or 151 strongly recommended but not required BIBB251402 Contact Dept Or Instructor For Classrm Info
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BIOL 251-403 Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology Michael Kaplan R 08:30 AM-10:00 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. Prerequisite: PHYS 102 or 151 strongly recommended but not required BIBB251403 Contact Dept Or Instructor For Classrm Info
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BIOL 251-404 Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology Michael Kaplan R 01:45 PM-03:15 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. Prerequisite: PHYS 102 or 151 strongly recommended but not required BIBB251404 Contact Dept Or Instructor For Classrm Info
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BIOL 251-405 Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology Michael Kaplan R 05:15 PM-06:45 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. Prerequisite: PHYS 102 or 151 strongly recommended but not required BIBB251405 Contact Dept Or Instructor For Classrm Info
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BIOL 251-406 Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology Michael Kaplan F 10:15 AM-11:45 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. Prerequisite: PHYS 102 or 151 strongly recommended but not required BIBB251406 Contact Dept Or Instructor For Classrm Info
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BIOL 251-407 Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology Michael Kaplan 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. Prerequisite: PHYS 102 or 151 strongly recommended but not required BIBB251407 Contact Dept Or Instructor For Classrm Info
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BIOL 251-408 Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology Michael Kaplan F 03:30 PM-05:00 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. Prerequisite: PHYS 102 or 151 strongly recommended but not required BIBB251408 Contact Dept Or Instructor For Classrm Info
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BIOL 275-601 Elements of Microbiology Kieran Dilks F 05:15 PM-06:45 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 275-602 Elements of Microbiology Jessica A Ardis F 07:00 PM-10:00 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 Jessica A Ardis F 07:00 PM-10:00 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 R 05:15 PM-08:15 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 330-001 Comp Vert Anatomy & Evol Arthur Earl Dunham MWF 08:30 AM-09:30 AM This course will survey the phylogeny and anatomy of vertebrate organisms from a comparative evolutionary perspective. The lecture will concentrate on the history, diversity, structure and function of vertebrates. A companion lab course, BIOL 336, is available for those students interested in a more complete understanding of vertebrate anatomy. https://pennintouchdaemon.apps.upenn.edu/pennInTouchProdDaemon/jsp/fast.do?webService=syllabus&term=2021C&course=BIOL330001
BIOL 375-401 Microbial Diversity & Pathogenesis Karl G Siegert TR 01:45 PM-03:15 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, virology, and pathogenesis as well as examples of applied microbiology. BIOL575401
BIOL 376-401 Microbial Diversity & Pathogenesis Lab Karl G Siegert TR 08:30 AM-11:30 AM The importance of microbiology in complex issues, such as the impact of the microbiome in human health or as alternative energy sources, is being appreciated more and more each day. This upper level laboratory course provides students with a robust technical skill set while also giving them an opportunity to participate in an authentic research project that may lead to novel discoveries. Students will generate research questions, formulate hypotheses, design experiments, analyze data, and present their research findings to the class. In each project, students will use the cutting edge approach of metagenomics to evaluate the microbial diversity of their environment via Next Generation Sequencing. Students will also examine the function of microbial species within their communities. Potential projects include the isolation of novel antibiotic producers and the antibiotic they produce, designing and optimizing microbial fuel cells that can be used to generate electricity, or isolating antibiotic resistant bacteria and attempting novel approaches to inhibit or prevent their growth. Prerequisite: BIOL 375 previously or concurrently is recommended but not required. BIOL576401
BIOL 400-101 Field Botany Cynthia 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 MW 03:30 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. Prerequisite: BIOL 375 is recommended but not required.
BIOL 404-601 Immunobiology Michael P Cancro M 07:00 PM-10:00 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 407-601 Cancer Cell Biology Shujuan Xia W 07:00 PM-10:00 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
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BIOL 408-601 Cell Communication and Disease John D Wagner MW 05:15 PM-06:45 PM Effective coordination between cells through cell communication and signaling enables multicellular organisms to develop and survive. Conversely, aberrations in these pathways are at the heart of a wide variety of human diseases. In this seminar course, we will discuss the molecular and cellular mechanisms of cell communication using a series of human diseases as a framework. The course will introduce postbac and advanced undergraduate students to the fundamental principles of cell signaling and will explore current questions of interest to the field. The synergistic nature of research directed at understanding basic cell biology, development and physiology with research aimed at elucidation and control of specific human ailments will be emphasized. The course will be comprised of a combination of introductory lectures and extensive discussion of primary literature. Students are expected to have a basic knowledge of cell biology, biochemistry and cell structure. BIOL 211 and 203 are recommended pre-requisites. Only Open To LPS Pb Pre-Health Students https://pennintouchdaemon.apps.upenn.edu/pennInTouchProdDaemon/jsp/fast.do?webService=syllabus&term=2021C&course=BIOL408601
BIOL 410-001 Advanced Evolution Arthur Earl Dunham TR 03:30 PM-05:00 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. Permission Needed From Department
BIOL 425-101 Biochem&Molec Gen Suprlb John D Wagner TR 01:45 PM-04:45 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. https://pennintouchdaemon.apps.upenn.edu/pennInTouchProdDaemon/jsp/fast.do?webService=syllabus&term=2021C&course=BIOL425101
BIOL 430-301 Evo/Eco Infectious Dis Dustin Brisson M 01:45 PM-04:45 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.
BIOL 437-401 Intro To Computational Biology & Biological Modeling Iain Mathieson 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. Prerequisite: Probability theory and linear algebra are higly recommended. CIS436401 Natural Science & Math Sector
BIOL 444-301 Molecular Evolution of Physiological Functions Dejian Ren MW 03:30 PM-05:00 PM This course is designed for students who are interested in understanding how physiological functions are achieved. Taking advantage of the recent explosion in genetic data and high-resolution protein structure analysis across organisms, the course focuses on the evolution of physiological functions at the genetic, structural, circuit and organismal levels. Examples include the co-evolution of toxins and toxin resistance between hunter and prey, the evolution of substance transport across cell membranes, intracellular signaling cascades, intercellular communication, distributed and centralized nervous systems, neural circuits controlling physiological functions such as feeding, locomotion and visual information processing. Students are expected to learn 1) basic physiological processes, their origin and adaptation, 2) modern genetic, structural and physiological techniques, 3) to critically evaluate research findings, 4) to present scientific papers, and 5) to write a research report.
BIOL 446-001 Statistics For Biologist Joshua Benjamin Plotkin 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 TR 01:45 PM-03:15 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. Prerequisite: BIOL 251 and BIOL 421 are recommended. BIBB466401 https://pennintouchdaemon.apps.upenn.edu/pennInTouchProdDaemon/jsp/fast.do?webService=syllabus&term=2021C&course=BIOL466401
BIOL 477-301 Science & Art of Biotechnology Stephen Roth W 03:30 PM-06:30 PM 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 Department
BIOL 482-301 Cell Signaling Kimberly L Gallagher MW 01:45 PM-03:15 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. https://pennintouchdaemon.apps.upenn.edu/pennInTouchProdDaemon/jsp/fast.do?webService=syllabus&term=2021C&course=BIOL482301
BIOL 484-301 Cell Motility & Cytoskel Tatyana M. Svitkina 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 Molec. Biol. & Genetics Kimberly L Gallagher
Nancy Bonini
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 T 05:15 PM-06:15 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 W 01:45 PM-02:45 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 MW 01:45 PM-03:15 PM 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 CIS536401, GCB536401 Undergraduates Need Permission
For PhD Students Only
BIOL 575-401 Microbial Diversity & Pathogenesis Karl G Siegert TR 01:45 PM-03:15 PM Advanced version of BIOL 375: Microbial Diversity and Pathogenesis for graduate students only. Additional readings and course work as directed. BIOL375401 Permission Needed From Department
BIOL 576-401 Microbial Diversity & Pathogenesis Lab Karl G Siegert TR 08:30 AM-11:30 AM Advanced version of BIOL 376: Microbial Diversity and Pathogenesis Lab for graduate students only. Additional readings and course work as directed. Permission of instructor. BIOL 575 previously or concurrently is recommended but not required. BIOL376401 Permission Needed From Department
BIOL 700-301 Advanced Topics in Current Biology Research David S. Roos Integrative seminar on current biological research for first-year PhD students. Permission Needed From Department
For PhD Students Only