Fall 2015

Molecular Genetics

Listed in: Biochemistry-Biophysics, as BCBP-281  |  Biology, as BIOL-251

Formerly listed as: BIOL-25

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Jeeyon Jeong (Section 01)
David I. Ratner (Section 01)


(Offered as BIOL 251 and BCBP 281) A study of the molecular mechanisms underlying the transmission and expression of genes. DNA replication and recombination, RNA synthesis and processing, and protein synthesis and modification will be examined. Both prokaryotic and eukaryotic systems will be analyzed, with an emphasis upon the regulation of gene expression. Application of modern molecular methods to biomedical and agricultural problems will also be considered. The laboratory component will focus upon recombinant DNA methodology. Four classroom hours and four hours of laboratory per week.

Requisite: BIOL 191 or equivalent. Limited to 30 students. Not open to first-year students.  Fall semester. Professors Jeong and Ratner.

Biol 251 will NOT meet in the Tuesday Discussion slot on September 8. Rather, the first class meeting will be in Lecture, on Wednesday, Sept 9

If Overenrolled: Equal preference given to Biology, BCBP, and Neuroscience Majors; additionally, seniors have preference.


Lab Science Course


2018-19: Offered in Fall 2018
Other years: Offered in Fall 2008, Fall 2010, Fall 2011, Fall 2013, Fall 2015, Fall 2016, Fall 2017