2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Oct 05, 2022  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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BIOL 427 - Molecular Mechanisms of Disease


4 credits
This course will develop the principles of molecular biology including the biology, structure, and function of DNA and RNA. Lecture will cover a broad range of topics addressing modern tenets of Molecular Biology and how genetic factors contribute to the mechanisms of disease. Particular attention will be given to the action of enzymes on DNA and RNA as a standard process of life, and principles of gene expression. Laboratory sessions will be dedicated to the design and implementation of novel genetic “machines” to understand molecular mechanisms. Course content will be developed through individual and group discussions of select topics. The course is designed for students planning to continue into graduate and professional education. 3 lecture periods and two 1.5-hour lab periods.

Prerequisite(s): BIOL 288  with a minimum grade of C-; BIOL 305  or BIOL 324 ; or permission of instructor
Corequisite(s): None



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