Fall 2017 courses

BCH 192G Seminar in Biochemistry

Prof Adrian Keatinge-Clay, Biochemistry Core Course, W 9:00-10:30am.

Students will present recent papers from invited seminar speakers. In addition, there will be speakers in various aspects of professional development.

BIO 388M Plant Molecular Biology

Prof. David Herrin, TTH 3:30-5pm. "The primary objective of this course is for students to obtain a basic working knowledge of the molecular biology of plants. In this endeavor, “plants” are defined broadly as “photosynthetic organisms”; however, the emphasis will be on eukaryotic and higher land plants. Also, while there will be a focus will be on molecular biology that is either unique or of particular importance to plants (such as chloroplast mol bio), we will also discuss “plant” versions of universally important genetic processes (such as nuclear transcription, translation, etc.), as well as plant genome evolution. The second objective of this course is to cultivate a greater appreciation for the remarkable biology of solar-based organisms, and to impart the notion that their potential has been barely tapped."

BIO 391 Grant Writing and Presentation Skills

Prof. Tanya Paull, M 2:00-5:00pm or Prof. Arlen Johnson, M 3:00-6:00pm. Course restricted to graduate students in Microbiology or CMB. The purpose of this class is to provide experience in developing, writing and presenting a research proposal. The course is to be taken in preparation for the qualifying exam.

BIO 391P Advanced Virology

Prof. Chris Sullivan, TTH 12:30-2:00pm. Replication of and transformation by DNA and RNA animal viruses.

BIO 394M Tumor Biology

Prof. Jon Huibregtse, MWF 10:00am-11:00am. Covers core aspects of cancer pathology, treatment, epidemiology, the discovery of oncogenes and tumor suppressors, and the molecular genetics underlying the characteristic features of malignant tumors (including metastatic behavior, genomic instability, angiogenesis, cell cycle regulation, and apoptosis). Strong emphasis on the biochemical functions of cancer-related proteins and enzymes and therapeutic approaches based on our understanding of these proteins. Important experimental approaches that have influenced our current understanding of cancer will also be stressed.

BIO 394M 1 Advanced Immunology

Prof. Lauren Ehrlich, TTH 2:00-3:30pm. In-depth study of microbiology topics. Students read original research papers in addition to text assignments. Studies in cell signaling in the immune system, transgenic and knockout gene analysis, T and B cell selection and maturation, and development of the immune system.

 

BIO 395G/BCH 395G/MOL 395G Structure & Function of Proteins and Membranes

Prof. A Ellington, Core Course for Biochemistry, Microbiology and Cell and Molecular Biology, TTh 8:00-9:30am.

Structure and function of proteins and membranes, catalysis of biological reactions, cellular reaction pathways and control.

BIO 395J/BCH 395J/MOL 395J Genes, Genomes, and Gene Expression

Prof. Rick Russell, Core Course for Biochemistry, Microbiology and Cell and Molecular Biology, TTH 9:30-11am.

Mechanisms of prokaryotic and eukaryotic DNA replication, repair and transcription; processing and localization of RNA transcripts; mechanism and regulation of RNA translation; regulation of gene expression from the perspectives of genes and genomes.

BIO 395 Plant Biology: Lab Studies in Molecular Biology

Prof. Mona Mehdy, W 11:00am-12:00pm. 1:00-6:00pm. Laboratory experience in modern molecular biology, including cloning using recombinant DNA methods, organelle isolation, purification of eukaryotic DNA and RNA, blot hybridization and transformation.

BIO 396R Microbiology Research Seminar

Prof. Scott Stevens. Microbiology Core Course, W 12:30-3:00pm.

 

spring 2018 courses

BCH 192G Seminar in Biochemistry

Prof Adrian Keatinge-Clay, Biochemistry Core Course. Students will present recent papers from invited seminar speakers. In addition, there will be speakers in various aspects of professional development.

BCH 387D Biophysical Methods

Prof. David Hoffman, Biochemistry Core Course.

BCH 391L Bioinformatics

Prof. Edward Marcotte.

BCH 394 Structure and Function of Proteins and Nucleic Acids

Prof. Ken Johnson. Biochemistry Core Course. Quantitative methods used to evaluate the structure and dynamics of macromolecules including traditional and state-of-the-art kinetic methods.

BIO 381K Development and Plasticity of the Nervous System

Prof. Seema Argawala.

BIO 381P Advanced Plant Physiology

Prof. Stan Roux, TTh 12:30-2:00pm.

BIO 391P Advanced Virology

Prof. Jackie Dudley.

BIO 394M Advanced Immunology

Prof. Haley Tucker.

BIO 395F/BCH 395F/MOL 395F Genetics, Genomics and Epigenetics

Prof. Kyle Miller, Cell and Molecular Biology Core Course. Basic principles of Mendelian and molecular genetics, and an exploration of the genetic toolbox using examples of analytic methods and modern manipulations; focus on the genetic analysis of model organisms; use of genetic tools in dissecting complex biological pathways, developmental processes and regulatory systems. An introductory course in genetics is strongly recommended.

BIO 395H/BCH 395H/MOL 395H Cell Biology

Profs. Marty Poenie and Clarence Chan, Microbiology and CMB Core Course. Mechanisms of growth control, cell regulation, mitosis, cell signaling, protein targeting, and the integration of these processes in various cellular processes. 

BIO 395M/BCH 395M/MOL 395M Advanced Microbiology

Prof. Ian Molineeux, Microbiology Core Course. Prokaryotic and lower eukaryote genome organization; control of gene/operon/regulon expression; chromosome replication and its control; signal transduction; protein trafficking; organelle assembly; the cell cycle and its control; developmental processes; cell to cell communication; and DNA polymorphisms and adaption.

BIO 395 Plant Biology: Lab Studies in Molecular Biology

Prof. Mona Mehdy.

BIO 396R Microbiology Research Seminar

Prof. Makkuni Jayaram. Microbiology Core Course.