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 2023, 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 21.
What happens in the course?
Calculations and preparation
Plan and accurately set up reaction mixes
Structure and function within cells
anabolic and catabolic energy metabolism in cells
structure and expression in protein synthesis
relationship to inheritance and expression of alleles in different patterns of inheritance
cellular respiration, fermentation, photosynthesis under varying environmental and genetic conditions
fluorescence microscopy to analyze the relationship between protein expression, localization, and cell function
PCR genotyping and phenotypes
investigate protein expression, structure, and function
- Scientific method, documentation, reports
- Standard curves
- Cell biology and biological molecules
- Cell signaling, metabolism, and growth
- Molecular genetics and gene expression
- Protein purification
- Molecular biology (PCR, agarose gels)
- Genetic analysis, including bioinformatics
Who should take this?
- Biology, Biochemistry majors
- Pre-medical students
What types of jobs does it prepare for?
- Research and lab support
- Gene therapies
- Biomanufacturing (including pharmaceuticals)