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Courses - Fall 2024
BIOL
Biology
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07/17/2024 at 10:30 PM
BIOL608K
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Biology Seminar; Biological Sciences Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg
Cross-listed with CBMG699K, CHEM608K, and ENTM699K. Credit will be grant edfor only one of the following: BIOL608K, CBMG699K, CHEM608K, or ENTM699K.
BIOL609
Special Problems in Biology
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.
BIOL667
Mathematical Biology
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg
Credit only granted for: BIOL667 or ZOOL625.
Formerly: ZOOL625.
Mathematical methods of analyzing deterministic and stochastic biological processes from a variety of areas (including population and evolutionary biology, neurobiology, physiology, and morphogenesis). Qualitative aspects of dynamical systems which are usually given as difference or differential equations. The computer program Mathematica will be used to obtain the numerical solutions of these equations.
BIOL704
Cell Biology from a Biophysical Perspective
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Recommended: BSCI330, PHYS121, and PHYS122.
Cross-listed with: BIPH704.
Jointly offered with: BSCI404.
Credit only granted for: BSCI404, BIOL704, BIOL708O, or BIPH704.
Formerly: BIOL708O.
An approach to cell biology by focusing on mechanisms and unifying paradigms. It will not assume a great deal of factual biological knowledge, but will expect a background that prepares students to think quantitatively and mechanistically.
BIOL708B
Advanced Topics in Biology; Animal Behavior
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Credit only granted for BSCI360 and BIOL708B.

Study of animal behavior with emphasis on its evolution and function. Topics include genetic basis of behavior, communication, aggression, foraging, cooperation, mate selection, and relevance for conservation.
BIOL708Q
Advanced Topics in Biology; Neurobiology of Chemosensory Systems
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Cross-listed with NACS728J. Credit only granted for BSCI339D, BSCI357, BIOL708Q, or NACS728J.

Chemosensation is essential for all forms of life, orchestrating several physiological processes, such as feeding, sexual behaviors, and body homeostasis. This course will review the function of chemosensory systems, including olfaction, gustatory and central chemoreception, among others. Through lectures and discussion of papers, we will examine the cell biology, systems neuroscience, and evolutionary aspects in these chemosensory systems.
BIOL709W
Selected Advanced Topics in Biology; Molecular Neuroethology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Credit only granted for BSCI339W, BSCI381, or BIOL709W.

The brain generates a tremendous variety of behaviors, but how it achieves these feats remains largely unknown. Genetics and molecular tools yield fundamental insights into how the brain senses its environment and determines an appropriate course of action. This course will describe modern genetic manipulations (eg, CRISPR editing) and neuronal interventions (e. g., optogenetics), and discuss the quantification of behavioral outputs. Course consists of lectures plus readings and group discussionsof primary scientific literature.
BIOL799
Master's Thesis Research
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: S-F
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BIOL898
Pre-Candidacy Research
Credits: 1 - 8
Grad Meth: Reg
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BIOL899
(Perm Req)
Doctoral Dissertation Research
Credits: 6
Grad Meth: S-F
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