BIOL608 - Communication For Biologists

Activity
SEM
Section number integer
301
Title (text only)
Communication For Biologists
Term
2020A
Subject area
BIOL
Section number only
301
Section ID
BIOL608301
Course number integer
608
Registration notes
Permission Needed From Department
For PhD Students Only
Meeting times
W 02:00 PM-05:00 PM
Level
graduate
Instructors
Joshua Benjamin Plotkin
Paul Robert Schmidt
Description
Basic science writing and presentation skills for PhD students in Biology. Designed for second year graduate students preparing for qualifying exams. In the first half of the course, students will produce weekly writing assignments and critique writing submitted by others. In the second half, students will learn techniques for effective research presentations in both seminar style environments and chalk-talk settings.
Course number only
608
Use local description
No

BIOL576 - Microbial Diversity & Pathogenesis Lab

Activity
LAB
Section number integer
401
Title (text only)
Microbial Diversity & Pathogenesis Lab
Term
2020A
Subject area
BIOL
Section number only
401
Section ID
BIOL576401
Course number integer
576
Registration notes
Permission Needed From Department
Meeting times
T 09:00 AM-12:00 PM
Level
graduate
Instructors
Byron Pedler Sherwood
Description
Advanced version of BIOL 376: Microbial Diversity and Pathogenesis Lab for graduate students only. Additional readings and course work as directed.
Course number only
576
Cross listings
BIOL376401
Use local description
No

BIOL575 - Microbe Diversty&Pathogn: Microbial Diversity & Pathogenesis

Activity
LEC
Section number integer
401
Title (text only)
Microbe Diversty&Pathogn: Microbial Diversity & Pathogenesis
Term
2020A
Subject area
BIOL
Section number only
401
Section ID
BIOL575401
Course number integer
575
Registration notes
Permission Needed From Department
Meeting times
TR 12:00 PM-01:30 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

BIOL540 - Genetic Analysis

Activity
LEC
Section number integer
1
Title (text only)
Genetic Analysis
Term
2020A
Subject area
BIOL
Section number only
001
Section ID
BIOL540001
Course number integer
540
Meeting times
TR 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Level
graduate
Instructors
Richard Scott Poethig
Description
The logic and methodology of genetic analysis in plants and animals. This lecture course will focus on the use of mutations to study gene function and higher order biological processes, methods for reporting and manipulating gene expression, and analysis of the genetic basis of natural variation.
Course number only
540
Use local description
No

BIOL527 - Genetics For Computational Biology

Activity
REC
Section number integer
402
Title (text only)
Genetics For Computational Biology
Term
2020A
Subject area
BIOL
Section number only
402
Section ID
BIOL527402
Course number integer
527
Registration notes
Permission Needed From Department
Registration also required for Lecture (see below)
Meeting times
R 05:00 PM-07:00 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
BIOL221402
Use local description
No

BIOL527 - Molec. Biol. & Genetics

Activity
LEC
Section number integer
401
Title (text only)
Molec. Biol. & Genetics
Term
2020A
Subject area
BIOL
Section number only
401
Section ID
BIOL527401
Course number integer
527
Registration notes
Permission Needed From Department
Registration also required for Recitation (see below)
Meeting times
MWF 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
Level
graduate
Instructors
Ishmail Abdus-Saboor
Mia Tauna Levine
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

BIOL522 - Human Evolutionary Genomics

Activity
SEM
Section number integer
401
Title (text only)
Human Evolutionary Genomics
Term
2020A
Subject area
BIOL
Section number only
401
Section ID
BIOL522401
Course number integer
522
Registration notes
Permission Needed From Department
Contact Dept Or Instructor For Classrm Info
Meeting times
T 03:00 PM-06:00 PM
Level
graduate
Instructors
Sarah Anne Tishkoff
Description
Advanced seminar on current topics in human genomics and human evolution. Topics include the methods used for mapping and sequencing genomes; phylogenetic and population genetic analysis; and detecting variation in the human genome. This course is designed for graduate students but advanced undergraduates with a strong background in genetics are also welcome.
Course number only
522
Cross listings
CAMB522401
Use local description
No

BIOL486 - Chromosomes & Cell Cycle

Activity
SEM
Section number integer
401
Title (text only)
Chromosomes & Cell Cycle
Term
2020A
Subject area
BIOL
Section number only
401
Section ID
BIOL486401
Course number integer
486
Meeting times
TR 09:00 AM-10:30 AM
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Michael A. Lampson
Description
Life depends on the propagation of genetic material from one generation to the next through cycles of genome replication and cell division. The genome is copied by the parent, and one exact copy is inherited by each daughter cell. We will treat chromosomes as discrete entities, rather than collections of genes, that are replicated and divided with high fidelity to ensure that the genome remains stable over many generations. By reading selected primary literature covering several decades, we will build an understanding of the cell cycle by focusing on chromosomes and the associated molecular machinery. We will explore mechanisms that underlie replication and division, particularly control mechanisms that maintain genome integrity and are critical to prevent disease. The goal of the course is to develop a picture of the cell cycle by examining some of the key experiments and insights that have led to our current understanding.
Course number only
486
Cross listings
CAMB486401
Use local description
No

BIOL480 - Advanced Cell Biology

Activity
LEC
Section number integer
601
Title (text only)
Advanced Cell Biology
Term
2020A
Subject area
BIOL
Section number only
601
Section ID
BIOL480601
Course number integer
480
Registration notes
Only Open To LPS Pb Pre-Health Students
Course Must Be Taken For A Grade
Meeting times
TR 07:00 PM-08:30 PM
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Xiaohong Witmer
Description
This course is designed for beginning graduate students and advanced undergraduates with a particular enthusiasm for cell biology. Biology 480 does not attempt to cover all aspects of cell biology, and is therefore not appropriate for students seeking a lecture course which provides a comprehensive survey of the field. Rather, the primary objective of this course is to teach those students considering a career in the biomedical sciences how to read, discuss, and question original research papers effectively. Intensive classroom discussions focus on the experimental methods used, results obtained, interpretation of these results in the context of cell structure and function, and implications for further studies. There is no assigned text; students learn to critically evaluate current literature by reading original papers on selected topics in modern cell biology. Accordingly, class participation/discussion is essential and the grade will be determined significantly by that. In addition, there will be two exams including answering short questions and an essay critiquing an original paper that is selected on a topic in Cell Biology.
Course number only
480
Use local description
No

BIOL480 - Advanced Cell Biology

Activity
LEC
Section number integer
401
Title (text only)
Advanced Cell Biology
Term
2020A
Subject area
BIOL
Section number only
401
Section ID
BIOL480401
Course number integer
480
Meeting times
TR 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Wei Guo
Description
This course is designed for beginning graduate students and advanced undergraduates with a particular enthusiasm for cell biology. Biology 480 does not attempt to cover all aspects of cell biology, and is therefore not appropriate for students seeking a lecture course which provides a comprehensive survey of the field. Rather, the primary objective of this course is to teach those students considering a career in the biomedical sciences how to read, discuss, and question original research papers effectively. Intensive classroom discussions focus on the experimental methods used, results obtained, interpretation of these results in the context of cell structure and function, and implications for further studies. There is no assigned text; students learn to critically evaluate current literature by reading original papers on selected topics in modern cell biology. Accordingly, class participation/discussion is essential and the grade will be determined significantly by that. In addition, there will be two exams including answering short questions and an essay critiquing an original paper that is selected on a topic in Cell Biology.
Course number only
480
Cross listings
CAMB480401
Use local description
No