Required: Biol Foundation Courses

BIOL 101a or b. Biochemistry and Biophysics.
     Fall: Michael Koelle (Samantha Lin)
     Spring: Anthony Koleske (Julie Park)
     MW 11.35-12.50, 1 HTBA
Foundational study of life at the molecular level. Topics include the three-dimensional structures and function of large biological molecules, the human genome, and the design of antiviral drugs to treat HIV/AIDS. Prerequisite: The first of four modules in a year-long foundational biology sequence; meets for the first half of the term.

BIOL 102a or b. Principles of Cell Biology.
     Fall: Mark Mooseker (Samantha Lin)
     Spring: Valerie Horsley (Julie Park)
     MW 11.35-12.50, 1 HTBA
Foundational study of cell biology and membrane physiology. Topics include organization and functional properties of biological membranes, membrane physiology and signaling, rough endoplasmic reticulum and synthesis of membrane/secretory membrane proteins, endocytosis, the cytoskeleton, and cell division. Prerequisite: The second of four modules in a year-long foundational biology sequence; meets for the second half of the term.

BIOL 103a or b. Genetics and Development.
     Fall: Vivian Irish (Julie Park)
     Spring: Weimin Zhong (Samantha Lin)
     MW 11.35-12.50, 1 HTBA
Genes, genetics, and developmental biology. How genes control development and disease; Mendel’s rules; examples of organ physiology. Prerequisite: The third of four modules in a year-long foundational biology sequence; meets for the first half of the term.

BIOL 104a or b. Principles of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.
     Fall: Thomas Near (Julie Park)
     Spring: Michael Donoghue (Samantha Lin)
     MW 11.35-12.50, 1 HTBA
Ecology, evolutionary biology, animal behavior, and the history of life. Evolutionary transitions and natural selection. Adaptation at genic, chromosomal, cellular, organismal, and supra- organismal levels. Distributional and social consequences of particular suites of organismal adaptations. Prerequisite: The fourth of four modules in a year-long foundational biology sequence; meets for the second half of the term.