Cell and Molecular Biology
The faculty has approval to offer the following courses in the academic years 2001-2002 and 2002-2003; however, not all courses are taught each semester or summer session. Students should consult the Course Schedule to determine which courses and topics will be offered during a particular semester or summer session. The Course Schedule may also reflect changes made to the course inventory after the publication of this catalog.
Unless otherwise stated below, each class meets for three lecture hours a week for one semester.
380. Advanced Readings in Molecular Biology.
Individual instruction in the literature of molecular biology. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.
190, 390. Seminar in Molecular Biology.
Lectures and discussions on current topics in molecular biology. One or three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.
192, 292, 392, 492, 592, 692, 792, 892, 992. Research Problems.
One lecture hour a week for one semester, with additional laboratory hours. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor and the graduate adviser.
195. Molecular Biology Conference Course.
May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.
695C. Molecular Biology I.
Same as Biology 695C and Chemistry 695C. Detailed consideration of the structure and function of proteins and the structure of nucleic acids, with discussion of enzyme mechanisms and kinetics, the biological membranes, and the metabolism of nucleotides and other compounds. Six lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing; and an undergraduate course in organic chemistry, an undergraduate course in biochemistry, or consent of instructor.
695D. Molecular Biology II.
Same as Biology 695D and Chemistry 695D. Consideration of mechanisms of DNA structure, processes, functions, and gene expression; discussion of the nature and activities of proteins and their interaction with nucleic acids; cell-cell signaling and interaction. Six lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, and Molecular Biology 695C (or 595C) or consent of instructor.
The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for two semesters. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: For 698A, graduate standing in molecular biology and consent of the graduate adviser; for 698B, Molecular Biology 698A.
398T. Supervised Teaching in Molecular Biology.
Teaching under close supervision of the instructor; weekly laboratory instruction of undergraduates, group meetings with the instructor, individual consultations, and reports throughout the teaching period. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in molecular biology.
399R, 699R, 999R. Dissertation.
Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Admission to candidacy for the doctoral degree.
399W, 699W, 999W. Dissertation.
Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Molecular Biology 399R, 699R,
Each of these courses is described in the section of this catalog for the program that offers it.
Biology 381K, Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior: Physiology and Biophysics.
Topic 1: Topics in Biophysics.
Topic 2: Comparative Neurophysiology.
Topic 3: Sensory Physiology.
Topic 4: Current Concepts in Neurobiology.
Topic 5: Laboratory in Neurophysiology.
Topic 6: Insect Physiology.
Topic 7: Developmental Neurobiology.
Topic 8: Addiction Biology.
Topic 9: Comparative Animal Physiology.
Topic 10: Basic Processes of Nerve Cells.
Topic 11: Current Concepts in Neurophysiology.
Biology 383K, Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior: Development and Reproduction.
Topic 1: Hormonal Control of Development and Reproduction.
Topic 2: Techniques in the Study of Development and Reproduction.
Topic 3: Comparative Endocrinology.
Topic 4: Recent Advances in Development and Reproduction.
Topic 5: Molecular Analysis of Development.
Topic 6: Current Literature in Developmental Biology.
Topic 7: Seminar in Physiology and Behavior.
Topic 8: Development and Evolution.
Topic 9: Survey of Animal Development.
Biology 385K, Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior: Genetics.
Topic 1: Developmental Genetics.
Topic 2: Evolution.
Topic 3: Recent Advances in Population Genetics.
Topic 4: Population Genetics.
Topic 5: Research Design in Biology.
Biology 386, Selected Topics in Plant Science: Ecology and Evolution.
Biology 388C, Transmembrane Signaling Mechanisms.
Biology 388E, Plant Growth and Development.
Biology 388M, Plant Molecular Biology.
Biology 389, Topics in Plant Science: Cell and Development.
Biology 389C, Chemistry and Biology of Membranes.
Biology 389K, Advanced Cell Biology.
Biology 490M, Electron Microscopy I: Theory and Practice.
Biology 390P, Techniques in Molecular Genetics.
Biology 391M, Tumor Biology.
Biology 391P, Advanced Virology.
Biology 393, Problems in Molecular Genetics.
Topic 1: Current Topics in DNA Transactions.
Topic 2: Current Topics in Fungal and Cell Molecular Biology.
Topic 3: Current Topics in Gene Regulation.
Biology 394, Problems in Microbial Physiology.
Topic 1: Current Topics in Cell Envelope Structure and Functions.
Topic 2: Current Topics in Microbial Signal Transduction.
Biology 395, Plant Biology: Laboratory Studies in Molecular Biology.
Chemical Engineering 384. Introduction to Research.
Topic 17: Biomolecular Recognition.
Chemistry 387K. Biochemical Techniques.
Chemistry 391L. Advanced Topics in Biochemistry.
Chemistry 392J. Molecular Biology of the Yeast Saccharomyces.
Chemistry 392U. Comparative Biochemistry.
Nutrition 380K. Research Methods in Nutritional Sciences.
Topic 2: Nutritional Immunology.
Nutrition 390. Recent Advances in Nutritional Sciences.
Topic 1: Advances in Nutritional Sciences I.
Topic 7: Advances in Nutritional Sciences II.
Topic 9: Nutrition, Immunology, and Cancer.
Nutrition 392. Research Problems in Nutritional Sciences.
Topic: Molecular Nutritional Sciences.
Pharmacy 386K. Advanced Medicinal Chemistry.
Topic: Drug-Nucleic Acid Interactions.
Pharmacy 386S. Molecular Biology of the Nervous System.