Spring 2016

Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
BIOL 120-01 Life at the Extremes: A Survival Guide
Instructor: Scott Boback
Course Description:
The Weddell Seal holds its breath for 40 minutes while routinely diving to a depth of 1,500 feet in -1.6C water and Bar Headed Geese migrate at thousands of feet above the summit of Mt. Everest. How do these animals accomplish these seemingly amazing tasks? Questions of survival and more will be addressed in this study of comparative physiology. We will seek explanations of these phenomena by first evaluating the physical nature of these hostile environments and then exploring the mechanisms of survival. We will also investigate our own physiology and human limits of performance. Lecture will be enhanced by laboratory experiences in experimental physiology and vertebrate dissection. Three hours classroom and three hours laboratory a week.
1030:MWF   DANA 110
1330:M   JAMESR 2228
BIOL 120-02 Life at the Extremes: A Survival Guide
Instructor: Scott Boback
Course Description:
The Weddell Seal holds its breath for 40 minutes while routinely diving to a depth of 1,500 feet in -1.6C water and Bar Headed Geese migrate at thousands of feet above the summit of Mt. Everest. How do these animals accomplish these seemingly amazing tasks? Questions of survival and more will be addressed in this study of comparative physiology. We will seek explanations of these phenomena by first evaluating the physical nature of these hostile environments and then exploring the mechanisms of survival. We will also investigate our own physiology and human limits of performance. Lecture will be enhanced by laboratory experiences in experimental physiology and vertebrate dissection. Three hours classroom and three hours laboratory a week.
1030:MWF   DANA 110
1330:T   JAMESR 2228
BIOL 121-01 Alien Worlds w/Lab
Instructor: Katherine Geszvain
Course Description:
The possibility of life elsewhere in the universe is now widely accepted, but what kind of life can we expect it to be? This course considers what we know, and don't know, about the nature of life and the way it has evolved on Earth, to make a best guess about 'alien' life. Our strategy will be to investigate how biologists use theory and data to answer questions. Challenging introductory texts, news media, and scientific journals will be our major resources for discussion and laboratory studies. On finishing this course you should approach any biological news or issue with a more analytical eye, but ideally with increased fascination as well. Three hours classroom and three hours laboratory a week.
1130:MWF   DANA 101
1330:M   JAMESR 2218
BIOL 121-02 Alien Worlds w/Lab
Instructor: Katherine Geszvain
Course Description:
The possibility of life elsewhere in the universe is now widely accepted, but what kind of life can we expect it to be? This course considers what we know, and don't know, about the nature of life and the way it has evolved on Earth, to make a best guess about 'alien' life. Our strategy will be to investigate how biologists use theory and data to answer questions. Challenging introductory texts, news media, and scientific journals will be our major resources for discussion and laboratory studies. On finishing this course you should approach any biological news or issue with a more analytical eye, but ideally with increased fascination as well. Three hours classroom and three hours laboratory a week.
1130:MWF   DANA 101
1330:T   JAMESR 2218
BIOL 128-01 Germs, Genes, and Genomes
Instructor: Dana Wohlbach, Jennifer Wanat
Course Description:
0930:MWF   ALTHSE 106
1330:W   RNORTH 1316
BIOL 128-02 Germs, Genes, and Genomes
Instructor: Dana Wohlbach
Course Description:
0930:MWF   ALTHSE 106
1330:R   RNORTH 1316
BIOL 129-01 Changing Ocean Ecosystem W/Lab
Instructor: Michael Potthoff
Course Description:
An introduction to the biology of marine communities, including salt marshes and mangroves, intertidal zones, reefs, and deep-sea vents, among others. For each community, the physical characteristics of the environment as well as the physiological adaptations of the resident species will be examined. We will also focus on how marine communities are changing in response to anthropogenic stresses in light of concepts such as diversity indexes, keystone species, and disturbance theory. Selected readings from the primary literature and the popular press are required. Laboratory projects will emphasize experimental design and hypothesis testing. Three hours classroom and three hours laboratory a week.
0900:TR   DANA 110
1330:W   JAMESR 2228
BIOL 216-01 Genetics
Instructor: Kirsten Guss
Course Description:
A study of Mendelian genetics, linkage, and mutation. An introduction to basic DNA structure and function including replication, transcription, and translation. Laboratory exercises involve both classic and molecular approaches to genetic analysis utilizing prokaryotic and eukaryotic organisms. Six hours classroom a week. Prerequisites: two BIOL courses numbered between 120 and 129. For Neuroscience majors only, prerequisite is 124 and PSYC 125.
0930:MWF   DANA 202
1330:F   JAMESR 2218
BIOL 216-02 Genetics
Instructor: Jennifer Wanat
Course Description:
A study of Mendelian genetics, linkage, and mutation. An introduction to basic DNA structure and function including replication, transcription, and translation. Laboratory exercises involve both classic and molecular approaches to genetic analysis utilizing prokaryotic and eukaryotic organisms. Six hours classroom a week. Prerequisites: two BIOL courses numbered between 120 and 129. For Neuroscience majors only, prerequisite is 124 and PSYC 125.
1030:TR   DANA 201
1330:R   JAMESR 2218
BIOL 313-01 Cell Biology w/Lab
Instructor: John Henson
Course Description:
An introduction to the structure and function of cells, with emphasis on the molecular mechanisms of cellular processes. The course will involve discussion-oriented lectures and readings from the current literature. The laboratory will stress the discovery approach in applying state of the art techniques to cell biological experiments. Six hours classroom a week. Prerequisites: two BIOL courses numbered between 120 and 129. For Neuroscience majors only, prerequisite is 124 and PSYC 125and NRSC 200.
0930:MWF   DANA 101
1330:M   JAMESR 1218
BIOL 322-01 Plant Systematics w/Lab
Instructor: Harold Wingert
Course Description:
A systematic survey of the plant kingdom through the collection and study of living plants. Frequent field trips are conducted as weather permits. An herbarium of named plants is prepared. Emphasis will be placed on the diverse features of plants which permit effective study of fundamental biological problems. Six hours classroom a week. Prerequisites: two Biology courses numbered between 120 and 129 or ENST 131, 132 (or 130). This course is cross-listed as ENST 322.
0830:MW   DANA 101
1230:M   RNORTH 2319
BIOL 322-02 Plant Systematics w/Lab
Instructor: Harold Wingert
Course Description:
A systematic survey of the plant kingdom through the collection and study of living plants. Frequent field trips are conducted as weather permits. An herbarium of named plants is prepared. Emphasis will be placed on the diverse features of plants which permit effective study of fundamental biological problems. Six hours classroom a week. Prerequisites: two Biology courses numbered between 120 and 129 or ENST 131, 132 (or 130). This course is cross-listed as ENST 322.
0830:MW   DANA 101
1230:T   RNORTH 2319
BIOL 322-03 Plant Systematics w/Lab
Instructor: Harold Wingert
Course Description:
A systematic survey of the plant kingdom through the collection and study of living plants. Frequent field trips are conducted as weather permits. An herbarium of named plants is prepared. Emphasis will be placed on the diverse features of plants which permit effective study of fundamental biological problems. Six hours classroom a week. Prerequisites: two Biology courses numbered between 120 and 129 or ENST 131, 132 (or 130). This course is cross-listed as ENST 322.
0830:MW   DANA 101
1230:W   RNORTH 2319
BIOL 325-01 Plant Physiology w/Lab
Instructor: Thomas Arnold
Course Description:
A study of plant structure and function, with emphasis on the flowering plants. Includes plant cells and organelles, mineral nutrition, translocation processes, and hormonal regulation of growth, development, and reproduction. Biochemical and environmental aspects of photosynthesis are emphasized. Six hours classroom/laboratory a week. Prerequisites: two Biology courses numbered between 120 and 129.
1030:TR   KAUF 178
1330:W   KAUF 178
BIOL 330-01 Neurobiology w/Lab
Instructor: Anthony Pires
Course Description:
This course takes a cellular approach to the structure and function of nervous systems. Integrated laboratory and classroom study focus on the physical and chemical properties of neurons that make them different from other cells, and the relationships between neurons that allow nervous systems to interpret the environment and to generate behavior. Extracellular and intracellular electrical recording methods are used extensively, and are supplemented and neurochemical and anatomical techniques such as high-pressure liquid chromatography and immunocytochemistry. Prerequisites: two BIOL courses numbered between 120 and 129, OR, 124 and PSYC 125 and NRSC 200.
0900:TR   DANA 101
1330:T   JAMESR 1228
BIOL 330-02 Neurobiology w/Lab
Instructor: Anthony Pires
Course Description:
This course takes a cellular approach to the structure and function of nervous systems. Integrated laboratory and classroom study focus on the physical and chemical properties of neurons that make them different from other cells, and the relationships between neurons that allow nervous systems to interpret the environment and to generate behavior. Extracellular and intracellular electrical recording methods are used extensively, and are supplemented and neurochemical and anatomical techniques such as high-pressure liquid chromatography and immunocytochemistry. Prerequisites: two BIOL courses numbered between 120 and 129, OR, 124 and PSYC 125 and NRSC 200.
0900:TR   DANA 101
1330:R   JAMESR 1228
BIOL 334-01 Vertebrate Biology w/Lab
Instructor: Charles Zwemer
Course Description:
An integrated lecture and laboratory study of the anatomy, embryology, physiology, and evolution of vertebrates. Representative live and dissection specimens are studied from the perspective of structure and function. Six hours classroom a week. Prerequisites: two BIOL courses numbered between 120 and 129. For Neuroscience majors only, prerequisite is 124 and PSYC 125.
0900:TR   RNORTH 1317
BIOL 342-01 Structure and Function of Biomolecules w/Lab
Instructor: Rebecca Connor
Course Description:
Cross-listed with CHEM 342-01. This course is an introductory biochemistry course focused on the chemistry of the major molecules that compose living matter. The structure and function of the major classes of biomolecules (nucleic acids, proteins, lipids, and carbohydrates) are addressed along with other topics including bioenergetics, enzyme catalysis, and information transfer at the molecular level. The laboratory portion of the course focuses on methods used to study the properties and behavior of biological molecules and their functions in the cell. Three hours lecture and four hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: CHEM 242; an introductory biology course is highly recommended. This course is cross-listed as CHEM 342.
1230:M   STUART 2112
1030:TR   TOME 115
BIOL 342-02 Structure and Function of Biomolecules w/Lab
Instructor: Jason Gavenonis, Rebecca Connor
Course Description:
Cross-listed with CHEM 342-02. This course is an introductory biochemistry course focused on the chemistry of the major molecules that compose living matter. The structure and function of the major classes of biomolecules (nucleic acids, proteins, lipids, and carbohydrates) are addressed along with other topics including bioenergetics, enzyme catalysis, and information transfer at the molecular level. The laboratory portion of the course focuses on methods used to study the properties and behavior of biological molecules and their functions in the cell. Three hours lecture and four hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: CHEM 242; an introductory biology course is highly recommended. This course is cross-listed as CHEM 342.
1315:T   STUART 2112
1030:TR   TOME 115
BIOL 401-01 Advanced Topics in Neurobiology
Instructor: Mary Niblock
Course Description:
This course will focus on current research approaches in neurobiology and will have an integrated laboratory component.
1330:R   JAMESR 2206
BIOL 401-02 Insects and Human Sustainability w/Lab
Instructor: Jason Smith
Course Description:
Lectures and readings in this course will focus on the sustainable control, consumption and conservation of insects. Insect behavior and chemical ecology will be emphasized in relation to integrated pest management in agricultural systems. Labs will be staged in greenhouse, field and classroom settings to test insect pest biocontrols and to monitor biodiversity of orchard pollinators and stream arthropods. Field projects will be coupled with substantial insect curation and identification work. Completion of this course fulfills the botany requirement for the biology major.
1130:MWF   DANA 202
1230:F   RNORTH 2319
BIOL 412-01 Critical Care Physiology
Instructor: Charles Zwemer
Course Description:
The Critical Care of patients requires a continuum of care for the very sickest or most injured from the prehospital setting to discharge from the ICU. The basis of this clinical practice is applied physiology and pharmacology. Over the semester, we will explore topics in integrated cardiac, respiratory, renal, and metabolic physiology using the primary basic science and clinical literature. Through detailed study of the primary biological literature, students acquire an understanding of the methodology and philosophy of scientific research. Includes study of the formulation of hypotheses, the design of experiments or observations to test these hypotheses, and the interpretation of results. This course will normally require a major research-based presentation and/or paper and may also involve the conduct of research by students. This course satisfies the requirement for a research experience for the biology major. Prerequisites: two Biology courses numbered between 120 and 129, and one upper-level biology course.
1330:T   TOME 227
BIOL 433-01 Molecular Pathophysiology w/Lab
Instructor: Tiffany Frey
Course Description:
Permission of instructor required Human diseases often result from disordered physiology (pathophysiology) and therefore the abilities to understand disease and design specific and effective treatments are dependent on understanding normal physiological processes and the ways in which these can become disordered. This course will review the normal structure and function of select systems in the human body and subsequently examine the cellular, molecular, and systemic pathophysiological mechanisms that underlie common diseases related to that system with an emphasis on critical analysis of current biomedical literature. The laboratory portion of the course will involve original research projects using cell culture and animal models of human disease. Six hours of classroom/laboratory a week. Prerequisites: at least one upper-level physiology or cellular & molecular biology course: 216, 313, 318, 326, 327, 330 ,333, 334, 335, 342, 380 or permission of instructor.
1030:MWF   DANA 202
1330:W   JAMESR 2206
BIOL 500-01 Introduction to Programming for Bioinformatics
Instructor: Dana Wohlbach
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BIOL 550-01 Museum Curatorial Techniques
Instructor: Scott Boback
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BIOL 560-01 Biomechanics of Striking in Boa Constrictor II
Instructor: Scott Boback
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BIOL 560-02 Neural Regulation of Breathing During Exercise
Instructor: Mary Niblock
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BIOL 560-03 Neurobiology of Marine Larvae
Instructor: Anthony Pires
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BIOL 560-04 Ocean Acidification and Marine Larvae
Instructor: Anthony Pires
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BIOL 560-05 Population Biology of American Toads (Anaxyrus Americanus) in an Agroecosystem
Instructor: Scott Boback
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BIOL 560-06 Biomechanics of Striking in Boa Constrictor
Instructor: Scott Boback
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BIOL 560-07 Movement and Survival of American Toads Within an Agroecosystem II
Instructor: Scott Boback
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BIOL 560-08 Phylogenetic and Phenotypic Characterization of Ascomycete Yeast From Detritivorous Beetles
Instructor: Dana Wohlbach
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BIOL 560-09 Student/Faculty Collaborative Research
Instructor: John Henson
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BIOL 560-10 Student/Faculty Collaborative Research
Instructor: John Henson
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BIOL 560-11 Exercise Physiology: Airway Resistance in Exercise Trianing
Instructor: Charles Zwemer
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BIOL 560-12 Initation of Scalloped Expression During Drosophila Development
Instructor: Kirsten Guss
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BIOL 560-13 Effect of Isoprenoid Depletion on LPS - Induced Gene Expression
Instructor: Tiffany Frey
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BIOL 560-14 Comparison of Snout-Vent Length With Clutch Size and Ova Diameter in Wood Frogs
Instructor: Harold Wingert
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BIOL 560-15 An Investigation of the Occurrence of Chytrid in the Cumberland Valley
Instructor: Harold Wingert
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BIOL 560-16 Diet and Population Biology of American Toads (Anaxyrus americanus) in an Agroecosystem
Instructor: Scott Boback
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BIOL 560-17 Intrinsic Apoptosis in AML
Instructor: Tiffany Frey
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BIOL 560-18 Localization of Scalloped Homologs in the Embryonic Mouse Brain
Instructor: Mary Niblock
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BIOL 560-19 Torpor Induction in Mice Through Opioid Receptor Activation
Instructor: Charles Zwemer
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BIOL 560-20 Effects of ocean acidification and nutrition on the early development of Crepidula fornicata
Instructor: Anthony Pires
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