BIO 393 Microbial Genetics and Physiology (Fall) This course on microbial genomics will cover prokaryotic and lower eukaryote genome organization; control of gene/operon/regulon expression; chromosome replication and its control; signal transduction; protein trafficking; organelle assembly; the cell cycle and its control; developmental processes; cell-cell communication; and DNA polymorphisms and adaptation. The model organisms will include Escherichia coli, Bacillus subtilis, Caulobacter crescentus, Myxococcus xanthus, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Salmonella, and Saccharomyces cerevisiae
BIO 395F. Genetics (Fall) 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
BIO 395G. Biochemistry (Fall). 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.
BIO 395H. Cell Biology (Spring) 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.
BIO 395J. Molecular Biology (Fall). Detailed consideration of prokaryotic and eukaryotic mechanisms of DNA replication and transcription; post-transcriptional 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.