Joshua Plotkin named Walter H. and Leonore C. Annenberg Professor in the Natural Sciences

Dr. Plotkin is a Professor of Biology and holds secondary appointments in the Department of Mathematics (SAS) and the Department of Computing and Information Science (SEAS). He is a leader in the field of molecular evolution and mathematical biology. His work leverages mathematical models of populations as a framework for understanding broad patterns of biological, cultural, and social evolution.

BIOL407 - Cancer Cell Biology

Activity
SEM
Section number integer
900
Title (text only)
Cancer Cell Biology
Term
2020B
Subject area
BIOL
Section number only
900
Section ID
BIOL407900
Course number integer
407
Registration notes
Course Must Be Taken For A Grade
Meeting times
W 06:30 PM-09:30 PM
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
John D Wagner
Description
This course will focus on the molecular mechanisms by which fundamental cellular processes are disrupted in the development of cancer.
Course number only
407
Use local description
No

BIOL404 - Immunobiology

Activity
LEC
Section number integer
900
Title (text only)
Immunobiology
Term
2020B
Subject area
BIOL
Section number only
900
Section ID
BIOL404900
Course number integer
404
Registration notes
Course Must Be Taken For A Grade
Meeting times
T 05:00 PM-08:50 PM
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
David Michael Allman
Description
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 number only
404
Use local description
No

BIOL275 - Elements of Microbiology

Activity
LAB
Section number integer
911
Title (text only)
Elements of Microbiology
Term session
1
Term
2020B
Subject area
BIOL
Section number only
911
Section ID
BIOL275911
Course number integer
275
Registration notes
Registration also required for Lecture (see below)
Meeting times
TR 01:00 PM-04:30 PM
Level
undergraduate
Description
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.
Course number only
275
Use local description
No

BIOL275 - Elements of Microbiology

Activity
LEC
Section number integer
910
Title (text only)
Elements of Microbiology
Term session
1
Term
2020B
Subject area
BIOL
Section number only
910
Section ID
BIOL275910
Course number integer
275
Registration notes
Course Must Be Taken For A Grade
Registration also required for Laboratory (see below)
Meeting times
MW 05:00 PM-08:30 PM
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Kieran Dilks
Description
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.
Course number only
275
Use local description
No

BIOL203 - Essentials of Biochem

Activity
LEC
Section number integer
900
Title (text only)
Essentials of Biochem
Term
2020B
Subject area
BIOL
Section number only
900
Section ID
BIOL203900
Course number integer
203
Registration notes
Course Must Be Taken For A Grade
Meeting times
TR 08:00 AM-10:00 AM
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Ruth Elliott
Description
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.
Course number only
203
Use local description
No

BIOL201 - Essentials of Cell Biology

Activity
REC
Section number integer
901
Title (text only)
Essentials of Cell Biology
Term
2020B
Subject area
BIOL
Section number only
901
Section ID
BIOL201901
Course number integer
201
Registration notes
Registration also required for BIOL201900 (see below)
Registration also required for Lecture (see below)
Meeting times
TR 07:25 PM-07:50 PM
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Xiaohong Witmer
Description
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.
Course number only
201
Use local description
No