BIOL408 - Cell Communication and Disease

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Section number integer
601
Title (text only)
Cell Communication and Disease
Term
2021C
Syllabus URL
Subject area
BIOL
Section number only
601
Section ID
BIOL408601
Course number integer
408
Registration notes
Only Open To LPS Pb Pre-Health Students
Meeting times
MW 05:15 PM-06:45 PM
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
John D Wagner
Description
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.
Course number only
408
Use local description
No

BIOL101 - Introduction To Biology A

Status
O
Activity
REC
Section number integer
201
Title (text only)
Introduction To Biology A
Term
2021C
Subject area
BIOL
Section number only
201
Section ID
BIOL101201
Course number integer
101
Registration notes
Contact Dept Or Instructor For Classrm Info
Registration also required for Lecture and Laboratory (see below)
Meeting times
F 12:00 PM-01:00 PM
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
John D Wagner
Description
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 number only
101
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
2021C
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

BIOL575 - Microbial Diversity & Pathogenesis

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Section number integer
401
Title (text only)
Microbial Diversity & Pathogenesis
Term
2021C
Subject area
BIOL
Section number only
401
Section ID
BIOL575401
Course number integer
575
Registration notes
Permission Needed From Department
Meeting times
TR 01:45 PM-03:15 PM
Level
graduate
Instructors
Karl G Siegert
Description
Advanced version of BIOL 375: Microbial Diversity and Pathogenesis for graduate students only. Additional readings and course work as directed.
Course number only
575
Cross listings
BIOL375401
Use local description
No

BIOL536 - Fundamentals of Computational Biology and Biological Data Analysis

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Section number integer
401
Title (text only)
Fundamentals of Computational Biology and Biological Data Analysis
Term
2021C
Subject area
BIOL
Section number only
401
Section ID
BIOL536401
Course number integer
536
Registration notes
Undergraduates Need Permission
For PhD Students Only
Meeting times
MW 01:45 PM-03:15 PM
Level
graduate
Instructors
Junhyong Kim
Description
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
Course number only
536
Cross listings
CIS536401, GCB536401
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
2021C
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 01:45 PM-02:45 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
2021C
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 05:15 PM-06:15 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 - Molec. Biol. & Genetics

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Section number integer
401
Title (text only)
Molec. Biol. & Genetics
Term
2021C
Syllabus URL
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 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
2021C
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