Spring 2024

Molecular Genetics with Lab

Listed in: Biochemistry-Biophysics, as BCBP-371  |  Biology, as BIOL-371


Jeeyon Jeong (Sections 01, 01L and 02L)
Tommy Tashjian (Sections 01, 01L and 02L)


(Offered as BIOL 371 and BCBP 371) 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. Spring semester. Professor Jeong and Lecturer Tashjian.

How to handle overenrollment: Equal preference given to Biology, BCBP, and Neuroscience Majors; additionally, seniors have preference.

Students who enroll in this course will likely encounter and be expected to engage in the following intellectual skills, modes of learning, and assessment: readings, oral presentations, group work, in-class quizzes or exams, lab work

BIOL 371 - LEC

Section 01
Tu 10:00 AM - 11:20 AM SCCE E208
Th 10:00 AM - 11:20 AM SCCE E208

BIOL 371 - LAB

Section 01L
Tu 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM SCCE B237

Section 02L
W 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM SCCE B237

This is preliminary information about books for this course. Please contact your instructor or the Academic Coordinator for the department, before attempting to purchase these books.

Section(s) ISBN Title Publisher Author(s) Comment Book Store Price
Section(s): Moleular Biology: Principles and Practice (2nd Ed. 2015) Freeman (MacMillan publishing Michael M. Cox, Jennifer Doudna, Michael O'Donnell Required; Please purchase online;e-textbook available, must be this edition TBD


Other years: Offered in Fall 2017, Fall 2018, Fall 2019, Spring 2020, Fall 2020, Fall 2021, Fall 2024, Spring 2025