700-Level Biology Courses
GRS BI 708 Biochemical and Molecular Aspects of Development Aspects of eukaryotic animal and plant development as they are currently understood on a biochemical or molecular level are discussed in detail. The usefulness of generalizing from the data available and possible generalization to less well understood systems are discussed. Three hours lecture, one hour discussion. Hausman. 4 cr. 2nd sem.
GRS BI 735 Advanced Cell Biology Current understanding of essential topics and important problems in modern cell biology, with emphasis on recent experimental findings, research strategies and approaches, and new techniques for investigating how cells work. Three hours lecture, one hour discussion. Tamm, Deshler. 4 cr. 1st sem.
GRS BI 753 Advanced Molecular Biology Graduate Prereqs: CAS BI 552; consent of instructor. In-depth analysis of current topics in molecular biology, regarding the flow of information in the nucleus of eukaryotic cells. Focus on primary literature. Subjects: genomic flexibility, signal transduction to the nucleus, chromatin structure, gene expression, cell cycle checkpoints, health-related topics. Hansen, 4 cr. 1st sem.
GRS BI 755 Cellular and Systems Neuroscience Survey course in neurobiology. Topics to be covered include: cell biology of the neuron, development of the nervous system, synaptic plasticity, learning and behavior, and network modeling. Three hours lecture, one hour discussion. Eldred. 4 cr. 1st sem.
GRS BI 756 Systems and Behavioral Neuroscience Team-taught survey course in neuroscience. Topics to be covered include cortical structures, information processing, synaptic plasticity, learning and memory, and perception. Lectures will draw on reading from current scientific literature. Moss, Bergethon. 4 cr. 2nd sem.
Courses marked with a cross (†) satisfy natural sciences divisional studies requirements. An asterisk (*) indicates that the course does not count toward concentration credit in biology.
Andrew Reinmann's research is focused on quantifying the role of winter climate change in carbon storage in temperate forests. He works with Dr. Pamela Templer and is a part of the graduate Ecology, Behavior, & Evolution program.
Marie Jordan is studying at the interface between organic chemistry and biology, with an emphasis on DNA mutagenesis. She works in Dr. David Waxman's lab and is a part of the graduate Cell and Molecular Biology program.
Eva Fast has been studying the study how Wolbachia, obligate intracellular bacteria, get transmitted vertically through the female germline of insects. She works with Dr. Horacio Frydman as a part of the graduate Neurobiology program.