2021 Remote Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology Summer Courses


    Cell and Molecular Biology (5 credits)

  • BIOL 20A

    Session 1

    Introduction to biochemistry, cell biology, molecular biology, and genetics.

    Prerequisite(s): CHEM 1A; students with a chemistry AP score of 4 or higher who wish to start their biology coursework prior to completing the CHEM 1A, may enroll by permission of the instructor.

    Proposed Instructor - John Tamkun


  • Biology of Emerging and Pandemic Diseases (5 credits)

  • BIOL 80J

    Session 2

    Designed to introduce non-biology majors to the biology of viruses, the human immune system, HIV/AIDS, and emerging viral pandemics. Also explores vaccine technology and viral mediated therapies. Social, political, and economic influences of HIV and other viral pandemics discussed. General Education Code PE-T

    Proposed Instructor - James Shanks


  • Biochemistry (5 credits)

  • BIOL 100

    Session 1

    An introduction to biochemistry including biochemical molecules, protein structure and function, membranes, bioenergetics, and regulation of biosynthesis. Provides students with basic essentials of modern biochemistry and the background needed for upper-division biology courses. Students who plan to do advanced work in biochemistry and molecular biology should take the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 100 series directly. Students cannot receive credit for this course after they have completed any two courses from the BIOC 100ABIOC 100B, and BIOC 100C sequence.

    Prerequisite(s): BIOL 20A and BIOE 20B; and CHEM 8A or CHEM 112A.

    Proposed Instructor - Jeremy Lee


  • Genetics (5 credits)

  • BIOL 105

    Session 1

    Mendelian and molecular genetics; mechanisms of heredity, mutation, recombination, and gene action.

    Prerequisite(s): BIOL 20A and BIOE 20B.

    Proposed Instructor - Rohinton Kamakaka


  • Cell Biology (5 credits)

  • BIOL 110

    Session 1

    Covers the structure, organization, and function of eukaryotic cells. Topics include biological membranes, organelles, protein and vesicular trafficking, cellular interactions, the cytoskeleton, and signal transduction. Requires a good understanding of basic biochemistry and molecular biology.

    Prerequisite(s): BIOL 101 or BIOC 100A; and BIOL 105; and BIOL 101L or BIOL 102L or BIOL 20L.

    Proposed Instructor - Guido Bordignon


  • Human Physiology (5 credits)

  • BIOL 130

    Session 2

    Function, organization, and regulation of the major organ systems of humans, with emphasis on integration among systems. Students cannot receive credit for this course and BIOL 131.

    Prerequisite(s): BIOL 110.

    Proposed Instructor - Giulia Gurun