BI276 - Life on Earth: Microbes (Fall 2012)
Course Description: An introduction to fundamental concepts in microbiology involved in the study of archaea, bacteria, and viruses. Course material will include prokaryotic cell structure, metabolism, microbial genetics, phylogeny, and physiological diversity. Concepts important to the many applications of microbiology will also be introduced, such as biofilm development, microbial control and bioprocessing.
BI441 - Recombinant DNA Technology (Winter 2013)
Course Description: A lecture and laboratory course on the theory and practical aspects of molecular biotechnology. Topics may include plasmid DNA and its isolation from E. coli, use of restriction endonucleases, PCR, gene cloning, manipulation of gene expression and recombinant protein expression in bacteria.
BI670 - Advanced Topics in Molecular Biology (Winter 2013)
Course Description: This course investigates recent advances in molecular approaches to the study of prokaryotic and specialized eukaryotic cells. An organismal perspective is enhanced through detailed examination of molecular processes. Specifically, cellular composition and output related to biochemical, biophysical and bioprocessing aspects are discussed. Areas of focus may include genetic organization, protein structure and function, and byproduct formation. Throughout the course, students are exposed to modern and emerging techniques used in the integration and understanding of these processes.
Courses Taught Previously
BI276 - Life on Earth: Microbes (Winter 2012)
BI441 - Recombinant DNA Technology (Winter 2012)