BIO 577: Advanced Molecular Biology

This course in advanced molecular biology is designed as a rigorous introduction to the topics, terminology, techniques, methodologies and approaches of modern molecular biology that may not have been covered in an introductory molecular biology (or molecular genetics) course. This course is taught with the assumption that students have had previous courses in biochemistry, molecular biology and/or genetics and that many have already had some laboratory experience. We will examine core concepts in molecular biology including, DNA damage and repair, homologous recombination, transposition, chromatin remodeling, alternative splicing, posttranscriptional regulation of gene expression and the role of regulatory RNAs. Additional topics that contribute to our understanding of gene expression will include recent advances in genomics and proteomics.

 

 Spring 2009 Syllabus 

 

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