Cell/Molecular Courses

Cell, Molecular, & Developmental Biology (Bio 310) – Cellular processes and molecular interactions, including transport, chemical signaling, cell-cell adhesion, intercellular communication, support and movement, energy conversions, digestion, assembly of macro-molecules and organelles, gene control in prokaryotes and eukaryotes.

Concepts of Molecular Biology (Bio 450) – The molecular basis and control mechanisms of biological processes such as DNA replication, DNA recombination and DNA transposition, transcription and translation. Will provide an understanding of diverse signal transduction pathways regulating and regulated by gene expression.

Techniques of Molecular Biology (Bio 451) – Theory of major techniques currently used in the isolation and analysis of nucleic acids and proteins. Emphasis is placed on the scientific principles behind contemporary techniques such as chromatography, electrophoresis, PCR, DNA sequencing and analysis, and the specific application of these techniques to basic and applied research.

Molecular Biology of the Nucleus (Bio 499) – 

Molecular Biology of Development (Bio 555) – 

Advanced Cell Biology (Bio 575, new number) – Designed for graduate students and upper division undergraduate students who are interested in gaining in-depth and up-to-date knowledge of cell biology. Topics include, but are not limited to: mitosis, meiosis, spindle assembly checkpoint, epigenetic regulation of cellular process, cell differentiation, apoptosis, MAP kinase cascade, JAK/STAT signal transduction pathway, etc.

Evolution  of Proteins and Nucleic Acids (Bio 575, old number) –