Bio 356: Genetics and Gene Regulation

Full course for one semester. The molecular biology of eukaryotes, particularly as it relates to the control of gene expression. Genome organization, packaging and perpetuation, and mechanisms of gene regulation will be treated in depth, with the focus on experimental approaches and what they reveal about the conversion of genotype to phenotype. The laboratory will emphasize molecular approaches to analysis of genomes and gene expression, which will then be used in independent projects. Prerequisites: Biology 101/102 and Chemistry 101/102. Chemistry 201/202 is recommended.

Meeting time:

Lectures meet M W F 11-11:50 am in Psych105

Laboratories meet Th or F 1:10-5 pm in B105

Course handouts: These will routinely be stored on the Courses Server.

Course staff:

The course is taught by Janis Shampay (Office – B226; phone – x7887; current office hours posted on door; email [shampay at reed.edu])

Web Links:

Web Links for genetics and molecular biology.