Courses Taught

Bio 54 – Molecular Genetics Projects Lab

A discovery-based research experience in the field of molecular genetics, taught at the introductory level. Students will each carry out a related independent research project using modern techniques in genetics and molecular biology to discover gene function, identify proteins that play a role in maintaining genome stability, and develop testable hypotheses. Techniques used will include genetic assays, PCR, gene knockouts, and phenotype analysis. Bio 13 is a corequisite or prerequisite. The course is appropriate for sophomores and juniors with no prior laboratory experience. Spring. Freudenreich

Bio 243 – Graduate Seminar in Molecular and Cell Biology

Topics may include regulation of gene transcription, chromatin structure and epigenetic regulation, mechanisms of chromosome segregation, DNA replication, recombination & repair, genome structure, genome stability and genome evolution, as well as the relationship of these topics to mutations and disease. Students will read and present papers from the current literature. Novel experimental techniques used to answer central questions will be emphasized. Prerequisite: Biology 105 or equivalent and consent (Group A/B). Fall. Freudenreich and members of the department.