BIOSC147: Learn the essential molecular and cellular biology needed for a career in the life sciences or transfer as a STEM major using cutting-edge examples from medicine, ecology, biotechnology, and basic science. In the lab, apply techniques and experimental skills commonly used in biotechnology and molecular biology laboratories.

Offered in Fall Semesters: for Fall 2022, BIOSC147-0630 meets Monday and Wednesday for lecture at 11:10-12:35PM, and on Fridays for lab at 9:25AM-12:35PM. First meeting is August 19.

What happens in the course?

People making solutions
Making mixes
At a bench doing science
At a bench with a spectrophotometer
Working with cells
Working at the bench
microscope picture with fluorescence
at the fume hood
Looking at a solution carefully
1_SolutionsRaissaOscar
Buffers and solutions

Calculations and preparation

2_ReactionMixes_AbigailNagn
Molecular biology

Plan and accurately set up reaction mixes

3_OrganellesJemarGeraldGaby
Organelles and molecules

Structure and function within cells

4_MetablolsimAbigailNganBrianMariaSofia
Metabolism

anabolic and catabolic energy metabolism in cells

5_DNAAnalysisMariaErica
DNA

structure and expression in protein synthesis

6_DNARElationship_OscarWhitneyRose
DNA

relationship to inheritance and expression of alleles in different patterns of inheritance

7_Measure and analyzecellular respirationRoseWhitney
Measure and analyze

cellular respiration, fermentation, photosynthesis under varying environmental and genetic conditions

8_Microscopes fluorescence microscopy Xanat3
Microscopes

fluorescence microscopy to analyze the relationship between protein expression, localization, and cell function

9_MolecularGeneticMaelRoseOscarRaissa
Molecular and genetic analysis

PCR genotyping and phenotypes

10_CellCultureMusaCintia
Cell culture, protein purification

investigate protein expression, structure, and function

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Skills in

  • Microscopy
  • Scientific method, documentation, reports
  • Standard curves

Knowledge of

  • Cell biology and biological molecules
  • Cell signaling, metabolism, and growth
  • Molecular genetics and gene expression

Ability to

  • Protein purification
  • Molecular biology (PCR, agarose gels)
  • Genetic analysis, including bioinformatics

Who should take this?

  • Biology, Biochemistry majors
  • Pre-medical students
  • Biotechnology

What types of jobs does it prepare for?

  • Research and lab support
  • Gene therapies
  • Biomanufacturing (including pharmaceuticals)

More details about Molecular and Cellular Biology here

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