BIOL477 - Science & Art of Biotech

Status
X
Activity
SEM
Section number integer
301
Title (text only)
Science & Art of Biotech
Term
2019C
Subject area
BIOL
Section number only
301
Section ID
BIOL477301
Course number integer
477
Registration notes
Permission Needed From Instructor
Meeting times
CANCELED
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Stephen A Roth
Description
Biotechnology transforms basic biological research into pharmaceutical therapies. This course will examine some explanations for American biotechnology vitality by studying case histories in which fundamental, biological observations were subsequently developed, successfully and unsuccessfully, for therapeutic applications. Along the way, we will also seek to understand the interactions among academic research institutions, biotechnology companies, large pharmaceutical companies, the Food and Drug Administration, financial institutions, venture groups, and the Patent and Trademark Office. Classes will be highly interactive. Students will present case histories in a critical fashion. Ultimately, students will conduct mock negotiations focused on university technology transfers, clinical trial design, financing, and intellectual property.
Course number only
477
Use local description
No

BIOL446 - Statistics For Biologist

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Section number integer
1
Title (text only)
Statistics For Biologist
Term
2019C
Subject area
BIOL
Section number only
001
Section ID
BIOL446001
Course number integer
446
Meeting times
TR 12:00 PM-01:30 PM
Level
undergraduate
Description
Introductory probability theory. Principles of statistical methods. Problems of estimation and hypothesis testing in biology and related areas.
Course number only
446
Fulfills
College Quantitative Data Analysis Req.
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No

BIOL440 - Adv. Analysis Humans Env

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Section number integer
401
Title (text only)
Adv. Analysis Humans Env
Term
2019C
Subject area
BIOL
Section number only
401
Section ID
BIOL440401
Course number integer
440
Registration notes
Natural Science & Math Sector
Meeting times
TR 03:00 PM-04:30 PM
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Daniel H Janzen
Description
Advanced version of BIOL 140: Humans and the Environment. Additional readings and course work as directed.
Course number only
440
Cross listings
BIOL140401
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No

BIOL437 - Intro To Computational Biology & Biological Modeling

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Section number integer
401
Title (text only)
Intro To Computational Biology & Biological Modeling
Term
2019C
Subject area
BIOL
Section number only
401
Section ID
BIOL437401
Course number integer
437
Meeting times
MW 03:30 PM-05:00 PM
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Junhyong Kim
Description
The goal of this course is to develop a deeper understanding of techniques and concepts used in Computational Biology. The course will strive to focus on a small set of approaches to gain both theoretical and practical understanding of the methods. We will aim to cover practical issues such as programming and the use of programs, as well as theoretical issues such as algorithm design, statistical data analysis, theory of algorithms and statistics. This course WILL NOT provide a broad survey of the field nor teach specific tools but focus on a deep understanding of a small set of topics. We will discuss string algorithms, hidden markov models, dimension reduction, and machine learning (or phylogeny estimation) for biomedical problems.
Course number only
437
Cross listings
CIS436401, CIS536401, GCB536401
Use local description
No

BIOL436 - Molecular Physiology

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Section number integer
301
Title (text only)
Molecular Physiology
Term
2019C
Subject area
BIOL
Section number only
301
Section ID
BIOL436301
Course number integer
436
Meeting times
MW 03:30 PM-05:00 PM
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Dejian Ren
Description
This course is designed for advanced undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in molecular physiology of sensory signal transduction. The major topics to cover will be signal transduction mechanisms used by membrane ion channels and receptors that detect the sensory stimuli (light, sound, temperature and taste, for example) and transmit the signals to the nervous system. Modern molecular/structural techniques (patch clamp, protein crystallization, molecular genetics, expression cloning and protein purification) will be introduced along with each topic. References will be primary research articles. Students will critically evaluate research discoveries by reading and presenting one to two original research papers. Each student is required to write a 10-page research proposal and to critique proposals written by fellow students.
Course number only
436
Use local description
No

BIOL430 - Evolution and Ecology of Infectious Diseases

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Section number integer
301
Title (text only)
Evolution and Ecology of Infectious Diseases
Term
2019C
Subject area
BIOL
Section number only
301
Section ID
BIOL430301
Course number integer
430
Meeting times
M 02:00 PM-05:00 PM
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Dustin Brisson
Description
This course will focus on fundamental topics related to the ecological and evolutionary processes driving the transmission of pathogenic microbes among hosts including life-history strategies; evolution of pathogenic traits; the impacts of temporal, spatial and host-trait heterogeneity; and factors causing the emergence of an infectious pathogen. Examples will be drawn from human, wildlife, and plant pathogens to illustrate these ecological and evolutionary topics. Students will learn to develop and apply current ecological and evolutionary theory to infectious microbe research and gain practical experience accessing, interpreting and synthesizing the peer-reviewed scientific literature through a combination of popular and scientific readings, discussion, and lecture.
Course number only
430
Use local description
No

BIOL425 - Biochem&Molec Gen Suprlb

Status
O
Activity
LAB
Section number integer
101
Title (text only)
Biochem&Molec Gen Suprlb
Term
2019C
Subject area
BIOL
Section number only
101
Section ID
BIOL425101
Course number integer
425
Meeting times
TR 01:30 PM-04:30 PM
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
John D. O. Wagner
Description
Intensive laboratory class where open-ended, interesting biological problems are explored using modern lab techniques. Topics may include protein structure/function studies; genetic screens, genomics and gene expression studies; proteomics and protein purification techniques; and molecular cloning and DNA manipulation. The course emphasizes developing scientific communication and independent research skills. Course topics reflect the interests of individual Biology faculty members. This course is recommended for students considering independent research.
Course number only
425
Use local description
No

BIOL410 - Advanced Evolution

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Section number integer
1
Title (text only)
Advanced Evolution
Term
2019C
Subject area
BIOL
Section number only
001
Section ID
BIOL410001
Course number integer
410
Meeting times
TR 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Timothy A. Linksvayer
Description
Mechanisms of evolution at the genetic and populational levels. Empirical and theoretical approaches to natural selection, population structure, gene flow, and quantitative genetics will be emphasized.
Course number only
410
Use local description
No

BIOL407 - Cancer Cell Biology

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Section number integer
601
Title (text only)
Cancer Cell Biology
Term
2019C
Subject area
BIOL
Section number only
601
Section ID
BIOL407601
Course number integer
407
Registration notes
Only Open To LPS Pb Pre-Health Students
Course Must Be Taken For A Grade
Meeting times
W 06:30 PM-09:30 PM
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Shujuan Xia
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

BIOL405 - First Line of Defense: the Role of Innate Immunity in Disease

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Section number integer
301
Title (text only)
First Line of Defense: the Role of Innate Immunity in Disease
Term
2019C
Subject area
BIOL
Section number only
301
Section ID
BIOL405301
Course number integer
405
Registration notes
Permission Needed From Instructor
Meeting times
MW 12:30 PM-02:00 PM
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Emily R Elliott
Description
All organisms, from bacteria to humans, rely on innate, non-specific defense systems to protect against infection and mediate damage. Even in organisms that can generate highly specific and efficient adaptive responses, such as humans, defects in innate immune system components can be fatal. In this course, we will examine the cellular and molecular mechanisms of the components of the innate immune system through discussion of primary literature. We will explore how the innate immune system influences the course of infections and cancer, as well as autoinflammatory disorders that lead to host tissue damage. Though our focus will be on mammalian immunity, we will also explore the evolutionary development of innate immunity through comparison of systems in different organisms.
Course number only
405
Use local description
No