BIOL466 - Mol Gen of Neuro Disease: Molecular Genetics of Neurological Disease

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Section number integer
401
Title (text only)
Mol Gen of Neuro Disease: Molecular Genetics of Neurological Disease
Term
2019C
Subject area
BIOL
Section number only
401
Section ID
BIOL466401
Course number integer
466
Meeting times
TR 01:30 PM-03:00 PM
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Nancy M. Bonini
Description
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.
Course number only
466
Cross listings
BIBB466401
Use local description
No

BIOL325 - Marine Biology

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Section number integer
1
Title (text only)
Marine Biology
Term
2019C
Subject area
BIOL
Section number only
001
Section ID
BIOL325001
Course number integer
325
Meeting times
TR 09:00 AM-10:30 AM
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Katie Lynn Barott
Description
An introduction to marine biology and oceanography. Topics will include chemical and physical oceanography, a survey of form, function and phylogeny of algae, invertebrates and vertebrates, and an examination of ecological and evolutionary principles as applied to marine organisms and ecosystems.
Course number only
325
Use local description
No

BIOL700 - Advanced Topics in Current Biology Research

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Section number integer
301
Title (text only)
Advanced Topics in Current Biology Research
Term
2019C
Subject area
BIOL
Section number only
301
Section ID
BIOL700301
Course number integer
700
Registration notes
Permission Needed From Department
For PhD Students Only
Level
graduate
Instructors
David S. Roos
Description
Integrative seminar on current biological research for first-year PhD students.
Course number only
700
Use local description
No

BIOL527 - Genetics For Computational Biology

Status
O
Activity
REC
Section number integer
403
Title (text only)
Genetics For Computational Biology
Term
2019C
Subject area
BIOL
Section number only
403
Section ID
BIOL527403
Course number integer
527
Registration notes
Permission Needed From Instructor
Registration also required for Lecture (see below)
Meeting times
W 01:00 PM-02:00 PM
Level
graduate
Description
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.
Course number only
527
Cross listings
BIOL221403
Use local description
No

BIOL527 - Genetics For Computational Biology

Status
O
Activity
REC
Section number integer
402
Title (text only)
Genetics For Computational Biology
Term
2019C
Subject area
BIOL
Section number only
402
Section ID
BIOL527402
Course number integer
527
Registration notes
Permission Needed From Instructor
Registration also required for Lecture (see below)
Meeting times
T 04:30 PM-05:30 PM
Level
graduate
Description
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.
Course number only
527
Cross listings
BIOL221402
Use local description
No

BIOL527 - Genetics For Comp Bio

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Section number integer
401
Title (text only)
Genetics For Comp Bio
Term
2019C
Subject area
BIOL
Section number only
401
Section ID
BIOL527401
Course number integer
527
Registration notes
Permission Needed From Instructor
Registration also required for Recitation (see below)
Meeting times
TR 12:00 PM-01:30 PM
Level
graduate
Instructors
Kimberly L. Gallagher
Nancy M. Bonini
Description
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.
Course number only
527
Cross listings
BIOL221401
Use local description
No

BIOL484 - Cell Motility & Cytoskel

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Section number integer
301
Title (text only)
Cell Motility & Cytoskel
Term
2019C
Subject area
BIOL
Section number only
301
Section ID
BIOL484301
Course number integer
484
Meeting times
MW 03:30 PM-05:00 PM
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Tatyana M. Svitkina
Description
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.
Course number only
484
Use local description
No

BIOL483 - Epigenetics

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Section number integer
401
Title (text only)
Epigenetics
Term
2019C
Subject area
BIOL
Section number only
401
Section ID
BIOL483401
Course number integer
483
Meeting times
TR 01:30 PM-03:00 PM
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Doris Wagner
Description
This course investigates epigenetic phenomena: heritable alternate states of gene activity that do not result from an alteration in nucleotide composition (mutations). Epigenetic mechanisms regulate genome accessibility and cell differentiation. They play a key role in normal development and in oncogenesis. For example both mammalian X-chromosome inactivation and nuclear transfer (cloning) are subject to epigenetic regulation. Amongst the epigenetic mechanisms we will discuss in this course are chromatin organization, histone modification, DNA methylation and non-coding RNAs. The course is geared toward advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate students and is a combination of lectures, student presentations and research presentations by guest speakers. Students will work with the current scientific literature.
Course number only
483
Cross listings
CAMB483401
Use local description
No

BIOL482 - Cell Signaling

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Section number integer
601
Title (text only)
Cell Signaling
Term
2019C
Subject area
BIOL
Section number only
601
Section ID
BIOL482601
Course number integer
482
Registration notes
Only Open To LPS Pb Pre-Health Students
Course Must Be Taken For A Grade
Meeting times
MW 05:00 PM-06:20 PM
Level
undergraduate
Description
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.
Course number only
482
Use local description
No

BIOL482 - Cell Signaling

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Section number integer
301
Title (text only)
Cell Signaling
Term
2019C
Subject area
BIOL
Section number only
301
Section ID
BIOL482301
Course number integer
482
Meeting times
W 02:00 PM-05:00 PM
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Kimberly L. Gallagher
Description
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.
Course number only
482
Use local description
No