194: Fall 2018 Course Descriptions

Course BIBC 194 A00
Instructor

Enfu Hui

Title Biochemistry of Signal Transduction
Description

During this class we will discuss important research discoveries on the biochemical basis of signal transduction in biological systems.

Prerequisites Structural Biochemistry (BIBC 100) or Metabolic Biochemistry (BIBC 102); upper division standing
Course BIMM 194 A00
Instructor

Stephen Mayfield

Title Bio-Products Manufacturing
Description

Interdisciplinary exposure to the new biology-based industry of photosynthetic bio-manufacturing of biofuels and bioproducts. Lectures from both academic and industry experts.

Prerequisites Molecular Biology (BIMM 100); upper division standing
Course BIMM 194 B00
Instructor

James Golden

Title Current Topics in Microbiology: Bacteria
Description

This class will cover current topics in microbiology with a focus on bacteria. Topics will be selected from current review articles and could include areas such as molecular mechanisms of bacterial cell biology; genetics and evolution of traits such as antibiotic resistance; bacterial interactions such as biofilms, symbiosis, or pathogenesis; and microbial biotechnology.

Prerequisites Molecular Biology (BIMM 100); upper division standing

Course BIPN 194 A00
Instructor

Matthew Banghart

Title Molecular Neuropharmacology
Description Pharmacological control of protein function is omnipresent in neurobiological research and underlies the actions of therapeutic drugs. This course will address fundamental principles of neuropharmacology and the current state of neuropharmacology research through a critical reading of primary research publications.
Prerequisites Human Physiology I (BIPN 100) OR Cellular Neurobiology (BIPN 140); upper division standing.

Course BIPN 194 B00
Instructor Gulcin Pekkurnaz
Title Brain Energy Metabolism in Health and Disease
Description The underlying causes of metabolic and neurodegenerative disorders are complex, though these conditions have recently been attributed to changes in brain energy metabolism dysregulation. In this course, we will explore the principles of brain energy metabolism in health and diseases.
Prerequisites

Human Physiology I (BIPN 100) OR Cellular Neurobiology (BIPN 140); upper division standing.

Recommended

Metabolic Biochemistry (BIBC 102)

Course BIPN 194 C00   CANCELLED
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Course BIPN 194 D00
Instructor Samuel Pfaff
Title Neuron-Glia Interactions in Health and Disease
Description

This course will investigate the role of glial cells in the development and function of the nervous system. Students will present and discuss current primary literature, with attention to both the central and peripheral nervous systems. Topics will include neurodegeneration, diseases of myelin, and the role of glia in synapse formation.

Prerequisites

Human Physiology I (BIPN 100) OR Cellular Neurobiology (BIPN 140); upper division standing.

Course BISP 194 A00
Instructor Deborah Yelon
Title Genome Editing: Past, Present, and Future
Description

In this course, we will learn about genome editing technologies and their applications. We will discuss how genome editing techniques were developed, the ways in which genome editing is currently being used, and the possible ramifications of future advances in this dynamic area.

Prerequisites

Genetics (BICD 100); upper division standing.

Course BISP 194 B00
Instructor Joel Wertheim
Title Contagion: Molecular Epidemiology Of Infectious Diseases
Description In this course, we will explore that factors that underlie the emergence, epidemiology, and evolution of infectious diseases. We will use the 2011 feature film “Contagion” as an entry point to understanding how we can use molecular tools to understand and combat these emerging threats. Students will read and discuss the primary literature describing the current state of the field, with a particular focus on viral pathogens.
Prerequisites

Genetics (BICD 100); upper division standing.

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