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BIOL 1017-001 The Biology of Food Richard Scott Poethig MWF 3:30 PM-4:29 PM This course will examine the ways in which humans manipulate - and have been manipulated by - the organisms we depend on for food, with particular emphasis on the biological factors that influence this interaction. The first part of the course will cover the biology, genetics, evolution, and breeding of cultivated plants and animals; the second part will concern the ecological, economic, and political factors that influence food production. Natural Sciences & Mathematics Sector
BIOL 1101-001 Introduction to Biology A John D Wagner MW 12:00 PM-1:29 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. Living World Sector
BIOL 1101-101 Introduction to Biology A Linda Robinson M 1:45 PM-4:44 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. Living World Sector
BIOL 1101-102 Introduction to Biology A Linda Robinson M 1:45 PM-4:44 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. Living World Sector
BIOL 1101-103 Introduction to Biology A Linda Robinson T 10:15 AM-1:14 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. Living World Sector
BIOL 1101-104 Introduction to Biology A Linda Robinson T 10:15 AM-1:14 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. Living World Sector
BIOL 1101-105 Introduction to Biology A Linda Robinson T 1:45 PM-4:44 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. Living World Sector
BIOL 1101-106 Introduction to Biology A Linda Robinson T 1:45 PM-4:44 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. Living World Sector
BIOL 1101-107 Introduction to Biology A Linda Robinson W 8:30 AM-11:29 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. Living World Sector
BIOL 1101-108 Introduction to Biology A Linda Robinson W 1:45 PM-4:44 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. Living World Sector
BIOL 1101-109 Introduction to Biology A Linda Robinson W 1:45 PM-4:44 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. Living World Sector
BIOL 1101-110 Introduction to Biology A Linda Robinson R 10:15 AM-1:14 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. Living World Sector
BIOL 1101-111 Introduction to Biology A Linda Robinson R 10:15 AM-1:14 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. Living World Sector
BIOL 1101-112 Introduction to Biology A Linda Robinson R 1:45 PM-4:44 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. Living World Sector
BIOL 1101-113 Introduction to Biology A Linda Robinson R 1:45 PM-4:44 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. Living World Sector
BIOL 1101-114 Introduction to Biology A Linda Robinson F 1:45 PM-4:44 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. Living World Sector
BIOL 1101-201 Introduction to Biology A John D Wagner 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. Living World Sector
BIOL 1101-601 Introduction to Biology A John E Zimmerman F 5:15 PM-8:14 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. Living World Sector
BIOL 1101-602 Introduction to Biology A F 1:45 PM-4:44 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. Living World Sector
BIOL 1101-603 Introduction to Biology A S 8:30 AM-11:29 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. Living World Sector
BIOL 1102-001 Introduction to Biology B Dustin Brisson
Katie Lynn Barott Sherwood
MW 10:15 AM-12:14 PM General principles of biology focusing on evolution, physiology, development, and ecology in all types of living organisms. Living World Sector
BIOL 1102-101 Introduction to Biology B Linda Robinson M 1:45 PM-4:44 PM General principles of biology focusing on evolution, physiology, development, and ecology in all types of living organisms. Living World Sector
BIOL 1102-102 Introduction to Biology B Linda Robinson T 10:15 AM-1:14 PM General principles of biology focusing on evolution, physiology, development, and ecology in all types of living organisms. Living World Sector
BIOL 1102-103 Introduction to Biology B Linda Robinson T 1:45 PM-4:44 PM General principles of biology focusing on evolution, physiology, development, and ecology in all types of living organisms. Living World Sector
BIOL 1102-104 Introduction to Biology B Linda Robinson W 1:45 PM-4:44 PM General principles of biology focusing on evolution, physiology, development, and ecology in all types of living organisms. Living World Sector
BIOL 1110-401 Introduction to Brain and Behavior Nicole C Rust MWF 12:00 PM-12:59 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 bases 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. NRSC1110401, PSYC1210401 Living World Sector
BIOL 1110-402 Introduction to Brain and Behavior T 10:15 AM-11:44 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 bases 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. NRSC1110402, PSYC1210402 Living World Sector
BIOL 1110-403 Introduction to Brain and Behavior T 12:00 PM-1:29 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 bases 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. NRSC1110403, PSYC1210403 Living World Sector
BIOL 1110-404 Introduction to Brain and Behavior T 1:45 PM-3:14 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 bases 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. NRSC1110404, PSYC1210404 Living World Sector
BIOL 1110-405 Introduction to Brain and Behavior T 3:30 PM-4:59 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 bases 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. NRSC1110405, PSYC1210405 Living World Sector
BIOL 1110-406 Introduction to Brain and Behavior R 10:15 AM-11:44 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 bases 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. NRSC1110406, PSYC1210406 Living World Sector
BIOL 1110-407 Introduction to Brain and Behavior R 12:00 PM-1:29 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 bases 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. NRSC1110407, PSYC1210407 Living World Sector
BIOL 1110-408 Introduction to Brain and Behavior R 1:45 PM-3:14 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 bases 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. NRSC1110408, PSYC1210408 Living World Sector
BIOL 1110-409 Introduction to Brain and Behavior R 3:30 PM-4:59 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 bases 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. NRSC1110409, PSYC1210409 Living World Sector
BIOL 1110-601 Introduction to Brain and Behavior Judith Mclean MW 5:15 PM-6:44 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 bases 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. NRSC1110601, PSYC1210601 Living World Sector
BIOL 1110-602 Introduction to Brain and Behavior T 5:15 PM-6:44 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 bases 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. NRSC1110602, PSYC1210602 Living World Sector
BIOL 1110-603 Introduction to Brain and Behavior R 5:15 PM-6:44 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 bases 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. NRSC1110603, PSYC1210603 Living World Sector
BIOL 1121-001 Introduction to Biology - The Molecular Biology of Life Mark D Goulian
Michael A Lampson
MW 10:15 AM-11:44 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. Quantitative Data Analysis
Living World Sector
BIOL 1121-201 Introduction to Biology - The Molecular Biology of Life Mark D Goulian
Michael A Lampson
F 10:15 AM-11:14 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. Quantitative Data Analysis
Living World Sector
BIOL 1123-001 Introductory Molecular Biology Laboratory Karl G Siegert F 8:30 AM-9:29 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.
BIOL 1123-101 Introductory Molecular Biology Laboratory Karl G Siegert M 12:00 PM-2:59 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.
BIOL 1123-102 Introductory Molecular Biology Laboratory Karl G Siegert M 12:00 PM-2:59 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.
BIOL 1123-103 Introductory Molecular Biology Laboratory Karl G Siegert T 10:15 AM-1:14 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.
BIOL 1123-104 Introductory Molecular Biology Laboratory Karl G Siegert T 10:15 AM-1:14 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.
BIOL 1123-105 Introductory Molecular Biology Laboratory Karl G Siegert T 3:30 PM-6:29 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.
BIOL 1123-106 Introductory Molecular Biology Laboratory Karl G Siegert T 3:30 PM-6:29 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.
BIOL 1123-107 Introductory Molecular Biology Laboratory Karl G Siegert W 1:45 PM-4:44 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.
BIOL 1123-108 Introductory Molecular Biology Laboratory Karl G Siegert W 1:45 PM-4:44 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.
BIOL 1123-109 Introductory Molecular Biology Laboratory Karl G Siegert R 8:30 AM-11:29 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.
BIOL 1123-110 Introductory Molecular Biology Laboratory Karl G Siegert R 10:15 AM-1:14 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.
BIOL 1123-111 Introductory Molecular Biology Laboratory Karl G Siegert R 12:00 PM-2:59 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.
BIOL 1123-112 Introductory Molecular Biology Laboratory Karl G Siegert R 3:30 PM-6:29 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.
BIOL 1604-001 Humans and the Environment Daniel H Janzen TR 3:30 PM-4:59 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. Natural Sciences & Mathematics Sector
BIOL 1999-031 Clinical & Translational Research Paul Robert Schmidt Independent study for students doing research based on data that is generated in a clinical setting. Projects must be sponsored by standing faculty of the University of Pennsylvania and co-sponsored by a faculty member in the Department of Biology. The project must be of biological interest and must use appropriate quantitative or statistical methods. A final paper is required. Apply at the Academic Office, 102 Leidy Labs.
BIOL 2001-601 Essentials of Cell Biology Xiaohong Witmer TR 5:15 PM-6:44 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.
BIOL 2010-001 Cell Biology Wei Guo
Tatyana M Svitkina
TR 10:15 AM-11:44 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.
BIOL 2010-201 Cell Biology T 5:15 PM-6:14 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.
BIOL 2010-202 Cell Biology W 7:00 PM-7:59 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.
BIOL 2110-401 Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology Michael Kaplan
Marc F Schmidt
MW 1:45 PM-3:14 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. NRSC2110401
BIOL 2110-402 Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology Michael Kaplan W 7:00 PM-8:29 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. NRSC2110402
BIOL 2110-403 Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology Michael Kaplan R 8:30 AM-9:59 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. NRSC2110403
BIOL 2110-404 Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology Michael Kaplan R 1:45 PM-3:14 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. NRSC2110404
BIOL 2110-405 Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology Michael Kaplan R 5:15 PM-6:44 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. NRSC2110405
BIOL 2110-406 Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology Michael Kaplan F 10:15 AM-11:44 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. NRSC2110406
BIOL 2110-407 Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology Michael Kaplan F 12:00 PM-1:29 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. NRSC2110407
BIOL 2110-408 Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology Michael Kaplan F 3:30 PM-4:59 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. NRSC2110408
BIOL 2140-401 Evolution of Behavior: Animal Behavior Yun Ding
Marc F Schmidt
TR 1:45 PM-3:14 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. NRSC2140401, PSYC2220401
BIOL 2140-402 Evolution of Behavior: Animal Behavior T 7:00 PM-7:59 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. NRSC2140402, PSYC2220402
BIOL 2140-403 Evolution of Behavior: Animal Behavior F 10:15 AM-11:14 AM 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. NRSC2140403, PSYC2220403
BIOL 2201-601 Essentials of Molecular Biology and Genetics John E Zimmerman M 5:15 PM-8:14 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.
BIOL 2210-401 Molecular Biology and Genetics Nancy Bonini
Kimberly L Gallagher
TR 12:00 PM-1:29 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. BIOL5210401
BIOL 2210-402 Molecular Biology and Genetics T 5:15 PM-6:14 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. BIOL5210402
BIOL 2210-403 Molecular Biology and Genetics W 1:45 PM-2:44 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. BIOL5210403
BIOL 2301-601 Essentials of Vertebrate Physiology Xiaohong Witmer TR 7:00 PM-8:29 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.
BIOL 2510-401 Statistics for Biologists Joshua Benjamin Plotkin TR 8:30 AM-9:59 AM Introductory probability theory. Principles of statistical methods. Problems of estimation and hypothesis testing in biology and related areas. BIOL5510401
BIOL 2610-001 Ecology: From individuals to ecosystems Erol Akcay
Brent R Helliker
MW 12:00 PM-1:29 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 2701-601 Elements of Microbiology Kieran Dilks F 5:15 PM-6:44 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.
BIOL 2701-602 Elements of Microbiology Jessica A Ardis F 7:00 PM-9:59 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.
BIOL 2801-601 Essentials of Biochemistry Ruth Elliott W 5:15 PM-8:14 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.
BIOL 3006-601 Histology Deborah E Weil R 5:15 PM-8:14 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.
BIOL 3310-001 Principles of Human Physiology Yoichiro Mori TR 12:00 PM-1:29 PM Our focus will be on human physiology and we will cover most of the major organ systems in some depth. We seek to understand physiological phenomena using physical and chemical principles where possible. Basic cell and molecular biology, (bio)chemistry, physics and mathematics are prerequisites for the course, although we will quickly review the required background material when needed. Much of the motivation for the study of physiology is to understand disease, which in turn allows us to better appreciate normal physiology. We will discuss disease throughout the class. In physiology, structure often implies function, and we will thus also cover a fair amount of anatomy and histology.
BIOL 3310-201 Principles of Human Physiology T 5:15 PM-6:14 PM Our focus will be on human physiology and we will cover most of the major organ systems in some depth. We seek to understand physiological phenomena using physical and chemical principles where possible. Basic cell and molecular biology, (bio)chemistry, physics and mathematics are prerequisites for the course, although we will quickly review the required background material when needed. Much of the motivation for the study of physiology is to understand disease, which in turn allows us to better appreciate normal physiology. We will discuss disease throughout the class. In physiology, structure often implies function, and we will thus also cover a fair amount of anatomy and histology.
BIOL 3310-202 Principles of Human Physiology W 8:30 AM-9:29 AM Our focus will be on human physiology and we will cover most of the major organ systems in some depth. We seek to understand physiological phenomena using physical and chemical principles where possible. Basic cell and molecular biology, (bio)chemistry, physics and mathematics are prerequisites for the course, although we will quickly review the required background material when needed. Much of the motivation for the study of physiology is to understand disease, which in turn allows us to better appreciate normal physiology. We will discuss disease throughout the class. In physiology, structure often implies function, and we will thus also cover a fair amount of anatomy and histology.
BIOL 3310-203 Principles of Human Physiology W 3:30 PM-4:29 PM Our focus will be on human physiology and we will cover most of the major organ systems in some depth. We seek to understand physiological phenomena using physical and chemical principles where possible. Basic cell and molecular biology, (bio)chemistry, physics and mathematics are prerequisites for the course, although we will quickly review the required background material when needed. Much of the motivation for the study of physiology is to understand disease, which in turn allows us to better appreciate normal physiology. We will discuss disease throughout the class. In physiology, structure often implies function, and we will thus also cover a fair amount of anatomy and histology.
BIOL 3999-006 Independent Study Nancy Bonini Laboratory research with a faculty member in the Department of Biology. Research may also be conducted elsewhere on campus but co-sponsored by a faculty member in Biology. A final paper is required. Apply at the Biology Academic Office, 102 Leidy Labs.
BIOL 4004-601 Immunobiology Michael P Cancro M 7:00 PM-9:59 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.
BIOL 4007-601 Cancer Cell Biology Shujuan Xia F 7:00 PM-9:59 PM This course will focus on the molecular mechanisms by which fundamental cellular processes are disrupted in the development of cancer.
BIOL 4018-601 Cell Communication and Disease John D Wagner MW 5:15 PM-6:44 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.
BIOL 4142-401 Neurobiology of Learning and Memory Mary Ellen Kelly TR 1:45 PM-3:14 PM This course focuses on the current state of our knowledge about the neurobiological basis of learning and memory. A combination of lectures and student seminars will explore the molecular and cellular basis of learning in invertebrates and vertebrates from a behavioral and neural perspective. NRSC4442401, PSYC3301401
BIOL 4266-401 Molecular Genetics of Neurological Disease Nancy Bonini TR 1:45 PM-3:14 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. NRSC4266401 https://coursesintouch.apps.upenn.edu/cpr/jsp/fast.do?webService=syll&t=202230&c=BIOL4266401
BIOL 4430-401 Evolution and Ecology of Infectious Diseases Dustin Brisson M 1:45 PM-4:44 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. BIOL5430401
BIOL 4536-401 Introduction to Computational Biology & Biological Modeling Gregory R Grant
Junhyong Kim
MW 3:30 PM-4:59 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. BIOL5535401, CIS4360401 Natural Sciences & Mathematics Sector
BIOL 4600-401 Field Botany Timothy A Block
Cynthia Skema
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. BIOL5600401
BIOL 4701-301 Prokaryotic Microbiology: A Pragmatic View Mehmet Fevzi Daldal MW 3:30 PM-5:29 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 4825-401 Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics Superlab Jennifer A Punt
John D Wagner
TR 1:45 PM-4:44 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. BIOL5825401
BIOL 5022-301 Cell Signaling Kimberly L Gallagher M 1:45 PM-4:44 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 5210-401 Molecular Biology and Genetics Nancy Bonini
Kimberly L Gallagher
TR 12:00 PM-1:29 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. BIOL2210401
BIOL 5210-402 Molecular Biology and Genetics T 5:15 PM-6:14 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. BIOL2210402
BIOL 5210-403 Molecular Biology and Genetics W 1:45 PM-2:44 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. BIOL2210403
BIOL 5430-401 Evolution and Ecology of Infectious Diseases Dustin Brisson M 1:45 PM-4:44 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. BIOL4430401
BIOL 5510-401 Statistics for Biologists Joshua Benjamin Plotkin TR 8:30 AM-9:59 AM Introductory probability theory. Principles of statistical methods. Problems of estimation and hypothesis testing in biology and related areas. BIOL2510401
BIOL 5535-401 Introduction to Computational Biology & Biological Modeling Gregory R Grant
Junhyong Kim
MW 3:30 PM-4:59 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. BIOL4536401, CIS4360401
BIOL 5536-401 Fundamentals of Computational Biology Junhyong Kim MW 1:45 PM-3:14 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. CIS5360401, GCB5360401
BIOL 5600-401 Field Botany Timothy A Block
Cynthia Skema
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. BIOL4600401
BIOL 5825-401 Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics Superlab Jennifer A Punt
John D Wagner
TR 1:45 PM-4:44 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. BIOL4825401 https://coursesintouch.apps.upenn.edu/cpr/jsp/fast.do?webService=syll&t=202230&c=BIOL5825401
BIOL 5860-401 Mathematical Modeling in Biology Daniel B Cooney MW 1:45 PM-3:14 PM This course will cover various mathematical models and tools that are used to study modern biological problems. Mathematical models may be drawn from cell biology, physiology, population genetics, or ecology. Tools in dynamical systems or stochastic processes will be introduced as necessary. No prior knowledge of biology is needed to take this course, but some familiarity with differential equations and probability will be assumed. MATH5861401 https://coursesintouch.apps.upenn.edu/cpr/jsp/fast.do?webService=syll&t=202230&c=BIOL5860401
BIOL 7000-301 Advanced Topics in Current Biological Research Integrative seminar on current biological research for first-year PhD students. Perm Needed From Department
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