Bio 93: DNA to Organisms is taught in Fall Quarter by Professors Jorge Busciglio, Kim Green, and Marcelo Wood.

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Dr. Jorge Busciglio

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Dr. Kim Green

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Dr. Marcelo Wood

Restriction: BIO SCI 93 may not be taken for credit if taken after BIO SCI 97 or BIO SCI 98.

Course Objective:

Cell biology, biochemistry, genetics, and the biology of organ systems. Covers concepts of building blocks (nucleotides, amino acids, and cells) and of information flow (DNA to proteins, receptors to nuclei, the blood to distant organs, and DNA to offspring).

Course Goals:

After successful completion of this course, you should be able to:
1. Discuss basic concepts of cellular and molecular biology using the correct terminology
2. Explain how cellular components work together to support life
3. Illustrate the molecular mechanisms of DNA, RNA, and protein synthesis
4. Use the scientific method to develop and test a hypothesis, design experiments, make predictions, and interpret scientific data
5. Work in teams to critically think about and analyze scientific issues

Sample Syllabus:

#Topic
1

Introduction

Themes in Biology

2

2.1 Building the Cell I

  • Atoms, Molecules, Water
3

 2.2 Building the Cell II

  • Macromolecules I
  • Carbon, Carbohydrates, Lipids
4

2.3 Building the Cell III

  • Macromolecules II
  • Proteins, Nucleic Acids
5

1.1 Tour of the Cell I

  • Single Cell Dynamics, Membrane Structure
6

1.2 Tour of the Cell II

  • Membrane Trafficking: Passive and Active Transport
7

1.3 Tour of the Cell III

  • Cytoskeleton, Mitochondria, Chloroplasts, Extracellular Matrix
8

1.4 Tour of the Cell IV

  • Nucleus, ER, Golgi, Lysosome
9

1.5 Tour of the Cell V

  • Cell Communication
10MIDTERM I
11

3.1 Powering the Cell I

  • ATP, enzymes
12

3.2 Powering the Cell II

  • Cellular Respiration
13

3.3 Powering the Cell III

  • Photosynthesis
14

6.1 Molecular Biology I

  • DNA – The molecular basis of inheritance
15

 6.2 Molecular Biology II

  • DNA Replication and Repair
16

 6.4 Molecular Biology III

  • Transcription
17

 6.4 Molecular Biology IV

  • Translation
18

4.1 Dividing the Cell I

  • Cell Cycle, Mitosis
19

 4.1 Dividing the Cell I

  • Cell Cycle Regulation, Cancer
20Veterans Day – No Class
21

 4.3 Dividing the Cell III

  • Meiosis and Sexual Life Cycle
  • Role of Meiosis, Genetic Variation
22MIDTERM II
23

5.1 Genes and Chromosomes I

  • Mendel and the Gene
24

 5.2 Genes and Chromosomes II

  • Human Genetic Disease
25

 5.3 Genes and Chromosomes III

  • Alterations and Chromosomes
26

6.1 Molecular Biology V

  • Regulation of gene expression
27Thanksgiving Break – No Class
28

8.1 Nervous System I

  • Physiology, Membrane Potential
29

8.2 Nervous System II

  • Organization Plasticity
309.1 Emerging concepts in Biology
31FINAL