BIOL4669 - Plant Physiology Through Space and Time

Status
A
Activity
SEM
Section number integer
401
Title (text only)
Plant Physiology Through Space and Time
Term
2023A
Subject area
BIOL
Section number only
401
Section ID
BIOL4669401
Course number integer
4669
Meeting times
F 12:00 PM-2:59 PM
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Brent R Helliker
Description
This course is a lab/lecture/seminar hybrid that will meet once per week for three hours. Each session will consist of mini-lecture/lab, paper discussions/lab, or solely lab efforts. All reading assignments will be available on Canvas (no textbook fees). We will exam various aspects of photosynthesis, water relations and nutrient acquisition in the context of the evolutionary progression of higher plants. With each subject, we will consider, measure, and in some cases model whole-plant physiology while examining sub-cellular-level controls and ecosystem-to-global-level consequences. This course is designed to give molecular biologists through earth-system scientists the tools to measure and understand whole-plant physiological responses to molecular manipulation and environmental variability. All students will learn to appreciate the context of their work on both micro and macro scales.
Course number only
4669
Cross listings
BIOL5669401
Use local description
No

BIOL5250 - Molecular Genetics of Development

Status
A
Activity
SEM
Section number integer
401
Title (text only)
Molecular Genetics of Development
Term
2023A
Subject area
BIOL
Section number only
401
Section ID
BIOL5250401
Course number integer
5250
Meeting times
M 10:15 AM-1:14 PM
Level
graduate
Instructors
Aman Yebio Husbands
Description
Development is the process by which organisms grow and acquire their final shape. This remarkably complex process requires exquisite spatiotemporal control, and principles of developmental biology have implications for nearly all other biological disciplines. This course is a deep dive into these general biological principles, using plants as a model system. Students will prepare presentations on primary literature and engage in vigorous discussions in a "journal club" format. Our goal is to learn how developmentally significant genes and cellular interactions control differentiation and pattern formation.
Course number only
5250
Cross listings
BIOL4250401
Use local description
No

BIOL4250 - Molecular Genetics of Development

Status
A
Activity
SEM
Section number integer
401
Title (text only)
Molecular Genetics of Development
Term
2023A
Subject area
BIOL
Section number only
401
Section ID
BIOL4250401
Course number integer
4250
Meeting times
M 10:15 AM-1:14 PM
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Aman Yebio Husbands
Description
Development is the process by which organisms grow and acquire their final shape. This remarkably complex process requires exquisite spatiotemporal control, and principles of developmental biology have implications for nearly all other biological disciplines. This course is a deep dive into these general biological principles, using plants as a model system. Students will prepare presentations on primary literature and engage in vigorous discussions in a "journal club" format. Our goal is to learn how developmentally significant genes and cellular interactions control differentiation and pattern formation.
Course number only
4250
Cross listings
BIOL5250401
Use local description
No

BIOL3851 - Biology and Society (SNF Paideia Program Course)

Status
A
Activity
SEM
Section number integer
1
Title (text only)
Biology and Society (SNF Paideia Program Course)
Term
2023A
Subject area
BIOL
Section number only
001
Section ID
BIOL3851001
Course number integer
3851
Meeting times
T 3:30 PM-6:29 PM
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Mechthild Pohlschroder
Paul Robert Schmidt
Description
This course uses a biological foundation to explore general issues at the interface of biology and society. We will use both historical and contemporary reading materials, with an emphasis on the primary scientific literature, to inform discussions on often controversial issues in biology as well as the social responsibility of scientists to respond to these issues. The course will cover how science has shaped social and political opinions on such topics as race, ethnicity, and gender, as well as how society and politics are influenced by and impact science. This course will provide a background and context in which to consider, anticipate, and respond to biology's present and future ethical and social implications.
Course number only
3851
Use local description
No

BIOL1850 - Research in Biological Sciences and its Social Impact (SNF Paideia Program Course)

Status
A
Activity
SEM
Section number integer
1
Title (text only)
Research in Biological Sciences and its Social Impact (SNF Paideia Program Course)
Term
2023A
Subject area
BIOL
Section number only
001
Section ID
BIOL1850001
Course number integer
1850
Registration notes
Perm Needed From Instructor
Meeting times
R 5:15 PM-8:14 PM
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Mechthild Pohlschroder
Description
Working to remove the myths about fundamental and translational research, this course focuses on informing students beyond the public perception of biology and biological research. Striving to develop students' scientific communication skills, personal identity in science, and the intersection between research and community, we will engage students through collaboration with the Philadelphia community in addition to lecture and discussion based learning.
Course number only
1850
Use local description
No

BIOL5010 - Advanced Cell Biology

Status
A
Activity
LEC
Section number integer
401
Title (text only)
Advanced Cell Biology
Term
2023A
Subject area
BIOL
Section number only
401
Section ID
BIOL5010401
Course number integer
5010
Meeting times
TR 10:15 AM-11:44 AM
Level
graduate
Instructors
Wei Guo
Description
This course is designed for beginning graduate students and advanced undergraduates with a particular enthusiasm for cell biology. Biology 4010/5010 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.
Course number only
5010
Cross listings
BIOL4010401, CAMB4800401
Use local description
No

BIOL5314 - Molecular Evolution of Physiological Functions

Status
A
Activity
SEM
Section number integer
401
Title (text only)
Molecular Evolution of Physiological Functions
Term
2023A
Subject area
BIOL
Section number only
401
Section ID
BIOL5314401
Course number integer
5314
Meeting times
MW 3:30 PM-4:59 PM
Level
graduate
Instructors
Dejian Ren
Description
This course is designed for students who are interested in understanding how physiological functions are achieved. Taking advantage of the recent explosion in genetic data and high-resolution protein structure analysis across organisms, the course focuses on the evolution of physiological functions at the genetic, structural, circuit and organismal levels. Examples include the co-evolution of toxins and toxin resistance between hunter and prey, the evolution of substance transport across cell membranes, intracellular signaling cascades, intercellular communication, distributed and centralized nervous systems, neural circuits controlling physiological functions such as feeding, locomotion and visual information processing. Students are expected to learn 1) basic physiological processes, their origin and adaptation, 2) modern genetic, structural and physiological techniques, 3) to critically evaluate research findings, 4) to present scientific papers, and 5) to write a research report.
Course number only
5314
Cross listings
BIOL4314401
Use local description
No

BIOL5615 - Freshwater Ecology

Status
A
Activity
LEC
Section number integer
401
Title (text only)
Freshwater Ecology
Term
2023A
Subject area
BIOL
Section number only
401
Section ID
BIOL5615401
Course number integer
5615
Meeting times
MW 3:30 PM-4:59 PM
Level
graduate
Description
Survey of the physical, chemical and biological properties of freshwater ecosystems, both riverine and lentic, natural and polluted.
Course number only
5615
Cross listings
BIOL4615401, ENVS2390401
Use local description
No

BIOL5511 - Biological Data Analysis

Status
A
Activity
LEC
Section number integer
401
Title (text only)
Biological Data Analysis
Term
2023A
Subject area
BIOL
Section number only
401
Section ID
BIOL5511401
Course number integer
5511
Registration notes
Perm Needed From Department
Meeting times
MW 10:15 AM-11:44 AM
Level
graduate
Instructors
Corlett Wood
Description
This course focuses on the underlying principles, implementation, and interpretation of statistical methods commonly used in biology. Lectures will incorporate exercises that implement these analyses in the open source software R, as well as exercises in data visualization. We will draw on examples from ecology, evolution, genetics, and genomics.
Course number only
5511
Cross listings
BIOL4511401
Use local description
No

BIOL5318 - Systems Biology: Integrative physiology and biomechanics of the muscular system

Status
A
Activity
LEC
Section number integer
401
Title (text only)
Systems Biology: Integrative physiology and biomechanics of the muscular system
Term
2023A
Subject area
BIOL
Section number only
401
Section ID
BIOL5318401
Course number integer
5318
Meeting times
TR 1:45 PM-3:14 PM
Level
graduate
Instructors
Lawrence Rome
Description
The course will focus on muscle function from the level of molecules to whole animal locomotion. At each level of organization, muscle function will be explored from mechanical and energetic viewpoints. The course will include lectures, demonstrations, and several guest expert lectures. Students will also be introduced to realistic musculo-skeletal modelling and forward dynamic simulations to explore integrated function.
Course number only
5318
Cross listings
BIOL4318401
Use local description
No