BIOL230 - Evolutionary Biology

Status
O
Activity
REC
Section number integer
206
Title (text only)
Evolutionary Biology
Term
2019A
Subject area
BIOL
Section number only
206
Section ID
BIOL230206
Course number integer
230
Registration notes
Contact Dept Or Instructor For Classrm Info
Registration also required for Lecture (see below)
Meeting times
T 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
Meeting location
LLAB 109
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Andrew Grady Johnson
Description
Theories and mechanisms of evolution, with emphasis on the genetic basis of evolutionary change.
Course number only
230
Use local description
No

BIOL464 - Field Studies in Aquatic Microbial Ecology

Status
O
Activity
LAB
Section number integer
101
Title (text only)
Field Studies in Aquatic Microbial Ecology
Term
2019A
Subject area
BIOL
Section number only
101
Section ID
BIOL464101
Course number integer
464
Meeting times
F 11:00 AM-04:00 PM
Meeting location
LEVN L57
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Byron P Sherwood
Description
This is a field and laboratory-based course that involves students in hands-on research methods in aquatic microbial ecology. Students will gain familiarity with experimental design, field measurements of environmental parameters (physical, chemical, and biological), sample collection techniques, and laboratory analyses required to assess the activity, health, and community composition of aquatic microbial ecosystems in an urban environment. We will compare and contrast various watersheds in and around the greater Philadelphia area, and students will design and conduct original independent research as a final course project.
Course number only
464
Use local description
No

BIOL406 - Molecular Mechanisms of Infectious Disease Biology

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Section number integer
301
Title (text only)
Molecular Mechanisms of Infectious Disease Biology
Term
2019A
Subject area
BIOL
Section number only
301
Section ID
BIOL406301
Course number integer
406
Registration notes
Contact Dept Or Instructor For Classrm Info
Meeting times
W 03:30 PM-06:30 PM
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
David S. Roos
Description
This course is designed for advanced undergraduates and beginning graduate students with a particular interest in infectious disease biology. Note that this course is not a comprehensive survey of the field and is not appropriate for students seeking a lecture course on disease. The primary objective of this course is to teach students considering a career in the biomedical sciences how to read, discuss, and question research papers effectively. Intensive classroom discussions focus on the experimental methods used, results obtained, interpretation of these results in the context of pathogen interactions with host cells and organisms, and implications for basic research and therapeutic development.
Course number only
406
Use local description
No

BIOL576 - Microbial Diversity & Pathogenesis Lab

Status
O
Activity
LAB
Section number integer
401
Title (text only)
Microbial Diversity & Pathogenesis Lab
Term
2019A
Subject area
BIOL
Section number only
401
Section ID
BIOL576401
Course number integer
576
Registration notes
Permission Needed From Department
Meeting times
TR 09:00 AM-12:00 PM
Meeting location
LEVN L57
Level
graduate
Instructors
Karl G Siegert
Byron P 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

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Section number integer
401
Title (text only)
Microbe Diversty&Pathogn: Microbial Diversity & Pathogenesis
Term
2019A
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
Meeting location
LEVN 111
Level
graduate
Instructors
Mechthild Pohlschroder
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

BIOL537 - Adv. Computational Biol

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Section number integer
401
Title (text only)
Adv. Computational Biol
Term
2019A
Subject area
BIOL
Section number only
401
Section ID
BIOL537401
Course number integer
537
Registration notes
Permission Needed From Department
Meeting times
TR 01:30 PM-03:00 PM
Meeting location
BRB 252
Level
graduate
Instructors
Yoseph Barash
Kai Tan
Christopher D. Brown
Li-San Wang
Description
Discussion of special research topics.
Course number only
537
Cross listings
GCB537401
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
2019A
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
Meeting location
LLAB 10
Level
graduate
Instructors
Abigail Marie Divito
Joseph Zinski
Priya Sivaramakrishnan
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 - Genetics For Comp Bio

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Section number integer
401
Title (text only)
Genetics For Comp Bio
Term
2019A
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
Meeting location
LEVN AUD
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

BIOL480 - Advanced Cell Biology

Status
C
Activity
LEC
Section number integer
601
Title (text only)
Advanced Cell Biology
Term
2019A
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
Meeting location
GLAB 101
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Xiaohong Zou 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.
Course number only
480
Use local description
No