How do we learn about the world around us?
How do we effectively share scientific findings?
What does it mean to be a successful researcher or student?
As scientists & as human beings we are constantly learning from our environments, our experiences, and each other. We navigate challenges, fail, make breakthroughs, and connect ideas.
Whether it is in the lab or in the classroom, we are always looking for the best strategies to engage in science and support students.
Biology Major required course
Would you get your personal genome sequenced?
The goal of this course is to introduce the concepts, language, and problem solving skills required to study genetics. Topics covered may include: gene structure and function, genetic engineering, mutations, cancer genetics, developmental genetics, population genetics, and more...
We also focus on the role of genetics in our society and the world around us.
How does the cell work?
This course establishes the fundamentals of cell biology, including: signal transduction, transport, cell communication, protein structure.
Pre-req: BY 160 and 214
3 credits (C1)
Does you really need to get a flu shot?
In this course we systematically examine human pathogens with a focus on why the biological properties of organisms are important to disease in humans, including the basic principles of host immune response, laboratory diagnosis, bacteriology, virology, mycology, and parasitology. This class emphasizes basic research and clinical practice to understand the epidemiology, diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases.
ADVANCED CELL BIOLOGY
BY 480 / 580
Pre-req: BY160 and 214
3 credits (C1)
How do cells function in normal human health & in diseases, like cancer?
The goal of this course is to explore cell functions: DNA replication and repair, cell cycle control, cell communication and signaling, and the cytoskeleton.
We approach this through discussing primary scientific literature. We practice communicating scientific findings, and writing convincing proposals for new research.
IBIOLOGY BY HHMI
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) provides free educational videos and articles about key findings in biology by the biologists who made them!
A great resource for science educators who want to incorporate active learning strategies and class activities into lesson planning for undergraduate biology courses.