BIOL 111: Introductory Biology I
This freshman level course is the first half of an introductory two-semester survey of contemporary biology that covers the chemical basis of life, structure and biology of the cell, molecular biology and genetics. The course includes a laboratory that reinforces and provides supplemental information related to the lecture topics.
BIOL 213: Molecular Cell Biology
This sophomore level undergraduate course explores the molecular basis of cell structure, function and evolution; gene regulation, cell division cycle, cancer, immunity, differentiation, multicellularity and photosynthesis. Students may not take concurrently with, or after the completion of, BIOL 413. Prerequisites: BIOL 112; CHEM 227 or concurrent enrollment.
BIOL 601: Biological Clocks
This graduate level course covers the formal properties of the circadian clock, followed by an in depth study of the clocks in major model organisms and humans that incorporates classical and current literature. Students present papers from the literature, and develop a testable hypothesis. From this hypothesis, students write a grant proposal for their final exam.