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Graduate Catalog | 2005-2007
College of Natural Sciences

Cell and Molecular Biology

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Graduate Courses

The faculty has approval to offer the following courses in the academic years 2005-2006 and 2006-2007; 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 course meets for three lecture hours a week for one semester.

MOL | Molecular Biology

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.

395F. Genetics. Same as Biology 395F and Chemistry 395F. 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. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. An introductory course in genetics, such as Biology 325, is strongly recommended.

395G. Biochemistry. Same as Biology 395G and Chemistry 395G. Detailed consideration of the structure and function of proteins, with discussion of enzyme mechanisms and kinetics, the biochemistry of energy production, and the metabolism of lipids and nucleotides. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. A one-year undergraduate sequence in biochemistry, such as Chemistry 339K and 339L, is strongly recommended.

395H. Cell Biology. Same as Biology 395H and Chemistry 395H. Detailed consideration of mechanisms of growth control, cell regulation, mitosis, cell signaling, protein targeting, and the integration of these processes in various cellular processes. Prerequisite: Graduate standing; and Molecular Biology 395F and 395G, or consent of instructor.

395J. Molecular Biology. Same as Biology 395J and Chemistry 395J. Detailed consideration of prokaryotic and eukaryotic mechanisms of DNA replication and transcription; posttranscriptional processing of transcription products; mechanism and regulation of the translation of messenger RNAs. Prerequisite: Graduate standing; and Molecular Biology 395F and 395G, or consent of instructor.

698. Thesis. 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, or 999R.

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Related Courses

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 Cell and 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. 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: Research Problems in Molecular Nutritional Sciences.

Pharmacy 386K. Advanced Medicinal Chemistry.
Topic: Drug-Nucleic Acid Interactions.

Pharmacy 386S. Molecular Biology of the Nervous System.

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