Biology 6270/8270-Biological Pathways and Metabolism
The emphasis of this course will be on both the understanding and knowledge of the protein regulation, signaling and metabolic pathways and of current biochemical principles and techniques commonly used in Biology. This is not an exercise in memorizing pathways. Rather, the goal is to understand the fundamental principles of how organisms exploit biochemical properties to regulate cellular and organismal function and response to environmental challenges. The format will be primarily lecture at the beginning with student presentations toward the end of the semester. In the lectures, students are expected to be active participants. The dates and topics listed below are tentative and subject to change depending on how much time we need for each topic.
Please see attached syllabus. Bio Pathways and Metabolism Syllabus
Biology 6000/8000-Advanced Protein Biotechnology
The study of proteins is important in most modern molecular biology laboratories. In Advanced Protein Biotechnology, students will learn the principles behind a range of commonly used molecular biology techniques and how to optimize them. This will also include state of the art methodologies such as CRISPR-CAS9 and mass spectrometry. By the end of the course students will be able to design and optimize complex protein-based experiments. All students interested in cell/molecular biology, biotechnology and cancer biology are encouraged to participate.
Please see attached syllabus. APB Syllabus
This course will provide up-to-date information about various principles of classical and molecular genetics at the level of molecules, cells, and multicellular organisms, including humans. Topics include Mendelian and non-Mendelian inheritance, structure and function of chromosomes and genomes, biological variation resulting from recombination, mutation, and selection, population genetics, and evolutionary genetics. The focus of the course is mainly on the genetics of eukaryotes, but prokaryotic system will also be introduced and contrasted with eukaryotic genetics.