BIOL215 - Cell and Molecular Biology
Prerequisite(s): A grade of “C” or higher in BIOL 102, CHEM 102 and CHEM 235 or CHEM 203.
Description: This course is designed to provide biology majors with a broad, integrated understanding of contemporary cell and molecular biology, biochemistry and biotechnology. Lecture topics will include: structure and function of biological macromolecules; subcellular aspects of biological organization; gene organization, expression and regulation; recombinant DNA technology, genetic engineering and gene therapy; cell signaling; and cellular aspects of motility, development and cancer. Experimental laboratory exercises will focus on modern, fundamental techniques of molecular biology. Techniques will include: electron microscopy; bacterial culturing; isolation, cloning and sequencing of DNA; plasmid manipulation; gel electrophoresis of nucleic acids; restriction enzyme mapping; methods for analyzing gene expression; computer modeling of protein structure; and DNA database analysis on the Internet.
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