Courses

The courses listed below are provided by Student Information Services (SIS). This listing provides a snapshot of immediately available courses within this department and may not be complete. Course registration information can be found at https://sis.jhu.edu/classes/.

Please consult the online course catalog for cross-listed courses and full course information.

Column one has the course number and section. Other columns show the course title, days offered, instructor's name, room number, if the course is cross-referenced with another program, and a option to view additional course information in a pop-up window.

Freshman Seminar: The Cell Biology of Neurodegeneration
AS.020.101 (01)

This course will examine the underlying biology of multiple neurodegenerative disorders, ranging from the well known (Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, etc.) to the rare (Cockayne syndrome, Salla disease, etc.). For each disease, relevant cellular and molecular mechanisms important for normal functioning of the nervous system will be examined, followed by exploration of the errors that can occur in these processes and give rise to disease states. Specific cellular activities to be explored include protein folding and stability, DNA repair, and lysosomal trafficking and degradation. Popular topics in biology and neuroscience (e.g., personal genome sequencing, CRISPR-based gene editing, microbiomes) will also be covered.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 1:00PM - 2:15PM
  • Instructor: Hoban, Kyle Thomas
  • Room: Mudd 120
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 1/12
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Freshman Seminar: From Genes to DNA and Back
AS.020.104 (01)

A course consisting of introductory lectures followed by student presentations in the form of seminars. The issues we usually analyze are: How did we arrive at the concept of the “gene”? What are the early observations that gave substance to this concept? How did we arrive at the “one gene, one enzyme” dogma? What is the chemical nature of the gene? Is DNA enough for regulated gene expression? Is it “all in our genes”? What is genetic plasticity and epigenetics? What about genomics and proteomics? In the course of our analyses we bring together observations, and experimental results and ideas not only from biological sciences (Genetics, Cell and Developmental Biology and Genetics) but also from Physics, Sociology, Politics and Philosophy. We do all this in order to clarify how observations turn to ideas, then dogmas and even biases that distort the true meaning of objective Sciences.

  • Credits: 1.50
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: W 3:30PM - 5:00PM
  • Instructor: Moudrianakis, E N
  • Room:  
  • Status: Canceled
  • Seats Available: 19/19
  • PosTag(s): n/a

General Biology I
AS.020.151 (01)

This course is an introduction to biology from an evolutionary, molecular and cellular perspective. Specific topics and themes include evolutionary theory, the structure and function of biological molecules, mechanisms of harvesting energy, cell division, classical genetics and gene expression. This section will involve in-class problem solving and the use of assigned pre-class videos and questions.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 12:00PM - 1:15PM
  • Instructor: Pearlman, Rebecca Shari, Shingles, Richard
  • Room: Mudd 26
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 61/285
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Freshman Seminar: Tuberculosis
AS.020.106 (01)

Mycobacterium tuberculosis is an extremely successful intracellular bacterial pathogen able to manipulate phagocytic cells and its own metabolism to survive within a host. The molecular mechanisms of this survival and resistance to antibiotics will be studied. Freshmen only.

  • Credits: 1.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: T 3:00PM - 3:50PM
  • Instructor: Horner, Robert D
  • Room: UG Teaching Lab (UTL) 189
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/12
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Project Lab: Phage Discovery
AS.020.137 (01)

In this small-section introductory research lab course, students are introduced to basic microbiological techniques as they isolate and characterize a bacteriophage, a virus that infects bacteria, from an environmental sample. One meeting per week. No textbook required. Modeled after the Phage Hunting project lab course, but with a focus on benchwork Students cannot receive credit for both AS.020.135 and AS.020.137.

  • Credits: 1.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: W 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Schildbach, Joel F
  • Room: UG Teaching Lab (UTL) G72
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/22
  • PosTag(s): n/a

General Biology Laboratory I
AS.020.153 (01)

This course reinforces the topics covered in AS.020.151. Students participate in a semester-long project, identifying bacteria from Homewood campus soils using molecular biology techniques. Other laboratory exercises cover aspects of evolution, genomics and biochemistry. Cross-listed with Behavioral Biology. Student must have enrolled in AS.020.151 either this term or in past terms. Students who have credit for AP Biology but take General Biology Lab I will lose four credits of AP Biology credit. Cross-listed with Behavioral Biology.

  • Credits: 1.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: M 1:30PM - 4:20PM
  • Instructor: Pearlman, Rebecca Shari
  • Room: UG Teaching Lab (UTL) 272
  • Status: Closed
  • Seats Available: 4/70
  • PosTag(s): n/a

General Biology I
AS.020.151 (02)

This course is an introduction to biology from an evolutionary, molecular and cellular perspective. Specific topics and themes include evolutionary theory, the structure and function of biological molecules, mechanisms of harvesting energy, cell division, classical genetics and gene expression. This section will involve in-class problem solving and the use of assigned pre-class videos and questions.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 12:00PM - 1:15PM
  • Instructor: Roberson, Christov
  • Room: Mudd 26
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 6/285
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Freshman Seminar: Tuberculosis
AS.020.106 (02)

Mycobacterium tuberculosis is an extremely successful intracellular bacterial pathogen able to manipulate phagocytic cells and its own metabolism to survive within a host. The molecular mechanisms of this survival and resistance to antibiotics will be studied. Freshmen only.

  • Credits: 1.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: F 3:00PM - 3:50PM
  • Instructor: Horner, Robert D
  • Room: Mudd 120
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/12
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Freshman Seminar: The Cell Biology of Neurodegeneration
AS.020.101 (02)

This course will examine the underlying biology of multiple neurodegenerative disorders, ranging from the well known (Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, etc.) to the rare (Cockayne syndrome, Salla disease, etc.). For each disease, relevant cellular and molecular mechanisms important for normal functioning of the nervous system will be examined, followed by exploration of the errors that can occur in these processes and give rise to disease states. Specific cellular activities to be explored include protein folding and stability, DNA repair, and lysosomal trafficking and degradation. Popular topics in biology and neuroscience (e.g., personal genome sequencing, CRISPR-based gene editing, microbiomes) will also be covered.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 3:00PM - 4:15PM
  • Instructor: Hoban, Kyle Thomas
  • Room: Mudd 120
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 3/12
  • PosTag(s): n/a

General Biology Laboratory I
AS.020.153 (02)

This course reinforces the topics covered in AS.020.151. Students participate in a semester-long project, identifying bacteria from Homewood campus soils using molecular biology techniques. Other laboratory exercises cover aspects of evolution, genomics and biochemistry. Cross-listed with Behavioral Biology. Student must have enrolled in AS.020.151 either this term or in past terms. Students who have credit for AP Biology but take General Biology Lab I will lose four credits of AP Biology credit. Cross-listed with Behavioral Biology.

  • Credits: 1.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: T 1:30PM - 4:20PM
  • Instructor: Pearlman, Rebecca Shari
  • Room: UG Teaching Lab (UTL) 272
  • Status: Closed
  • Seats Available: 13/72
  • PosTag(s): n/a

General Biology Laboratory I
AS.020.153 (04)

This course reinforces the topics covered in AS.020.151. Students participate in a semester-long project, identifying bacteria from Homewood campus soils using molecular biology techniques. Other laboratory exercises cover aspects of evolution, genomics and biochemistry. Cross-listed with Behavioral Biology. Student must have enrolled in AS.020.151 either this term or in past terms. Students who have credit for AP Biology but take General Biology Lab I will lose four credits of AP Biology credit. Cross-listed with Behavioral Biology.

  • Credits: 1.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: Th 1:30PM - 4:20PM
  • Instructor: Pearlman, Rebecca Shari
  • Room: UG Teaching Lab (UTL) 272
  • Status: Closed
  • Seats Available: 3/72
  • PosTag(s): n/a

General Biology Laboratory I
AS.020.153 (03)

This course reinforces the topics covered in AS.020.151. Students participate in a semester-long project, identifying bacteria from Homewood campus soils using molecular biology techniques. Other laboratory exercises cover aspects of evolution, genomics and biochemistry. Cross-listed with Behavioral Biology. Student must have enrolled in AS.020.151 either this term or in past terms. Students who have credit for AP Biology but take General Biology Lab I will lose four credits of AP Biology credit. Cross-listed with Behavioral Biology.

  • Credits: 1.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: W 1:30PM - 4:20PM
  • Instructor: Pearlman, Rebecca Shari
  • Room: UG Teaching Lab (UTL) 272
  • Status: Closed
  • Seats Available: 6/72
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Developmental Genetics Lab
AS.020.340 (01)

This class will explore the development of animals from a single fertilized egg into a fully formed organism. We will emphasize experimental methods to understand the molecular mechanisms controlling development.

  • Credits: 2.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 1:30PM - 5:20PM
  • Instructor: Norris, Carolyn R
  • Room: UG Teaching Lab (UTL) 284
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 1/22
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Master's Sseminar in Molecular & Cellular Biology I
AS.020.401 (01)

This is a weekly seminar designed for graduate students enrolled in the B.A./M.S. and Ph.D. programs. The seminar involves student presentations of research and discussion of topics of current interest in the field. BA/MS candidates only.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: W 9:00AM - 12:00PM
  • Instructor: Coppola, Anna
  • Room: Mudd 120
  • Status: Closed
  • Seats Available: 16/18
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Epigenetics
AS.020.385 (01)

Course description: This course emphasizes epigenetic regulatory mechanisms including DNA methylation, histone modifications, histone variants, non-coding RNA regulation, and chromatin remodeling, etc. We will discuss the broad impact of epigenetic regulation in various biological events, ranging from stem cell activity, small RNAs’ and long non-coding RNAs’ function, to transgenerational epigenetic inheritance and human diseases. We will mainly use recent literatures to discuss various topics. There are both students’ presentation and writing components for this course. Students will be assigned a series of papers for their presentation and faculty will meet with student presenters ahead of the time to go through the presentation content.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 1:30PM - 2:45PM
  • Instructor: Chen, Xin, Kim, John
  • Room: Mudd 100
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 3/19
  • PosTag(s): BIOL-UL

Fundamentals of Drug Discovery
AS.020.384 (01)

The creation and implementation of new approaches to the drug discovery and development process is a very active area of research. Currently, only one compound out of 5,000 that enter preclinical studies becomes a drug. Moreover, the development process is time consuming, lasting more than ten years on average. The rate of failure is extremely high. It has become evident that this field is in urgent need of revolutionary changes. This course will cover drug discovery issues ranging from the identification of hits to their optimization as drug candidates. Current as well as novel and proposed approaches aimed at accelerating discovery, potency optimization, selectivity, pharmacokinetics and other drug properties will be discussed.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 10:30AM - 11:45AM
  • Instructor: Freire, Ernesto I
  • Room: Mudd 120
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/7
  • PosTag(s): BIOL-UL

Biochemistry Project lab
AS.020.315 (04)

This research project laboratory investigates the flow of energy through biological systems using focused examination of key cellular energy-conversion processes. Students will be introduced to the broad field of biochemistry research through computational structural analysis, directed mutation, recombinant protein production, and enzymatic analysis. Participants will be trained in biochemical laboratory techniques and expected to contribute their findings to the scientific community using formal, academic communications.

  • Credits: 1.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: W 1:30PM - 4:30PM
  • Instructor: Johnson, Eric A
  • Room: UG Teaching Lab (UTL) 172
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 1/18
  • PosTag(s): CHBE-ACBE

Current Events in Biology I
AS.020.161 (01)

In this lively and collaborative course, students discuss current events and controversies in biology ranging from bioterrorism to the health of the Chesapeake Bay.

  • Credits: 1.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: T 12:00PM - 12:50PM
  • Instructor: Pearlman, Rebecca Shari
  • Room: Shaffer 100
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 2/19
  • PosTag(s): n/a

General Biology Laboratory I
AS.020.153 (06)

This course reinforces the topics covered in AS.020.151. Students participate in a semester-long project, identifying bacteria from Homewood campus soils using molecular biology techniques. Other laboratory exercises cover aspects of evolution, genomics and biochemistry. Cross-listed with Behavioral Biology. Student must have enrolled in AS.020.151 either this term or in past terms. Students who have credit for AP Biology but take General Biology Lab I will lose four credits of AP Biology credit. Cross-listed with Behavioral Biology.

  • Credits: 1.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: T 9:00AM - 11:50AM
  • Instructor: Pearlman, Rebecca Shari
  • Room: UG Teaching Lab (UTL) 272
  • Status: Closed
  • Seats Available: 2/72
  • PosTag(s): n/a

JHUBiochemistry
AS.020.305 (31)

The molecules responsible for the life processes of animals, plants, and microbes will be examined. The structures, biosynthesis, degradation, and interconversion of the major cellular constituents including carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids will illustrate the similarity of the biomolecules and metabolic processes involved in diverse forms of life. Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors Only.

  • Credits: 4.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Schildbach, Joel F
  • Room:  
  • Status: Closed
  • Seats Available: 10/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Cell Biology Lab
AS.020.316 (01)

The Cell Biology Laboratory will use projects with the nematode C. elegans and mouse 3T3 cells in culture to illustrate experimental systems which are used in cell biology. Light microscopy, fluorescence microscopy, RNA interference, fluorescence-activated cell sorting, Western blotting and the culture of nematodes and cells are techniques which will be used. Because we will be using growing organisms, there will be at least one week when students will have to visit the lab the day after their section meets to complete an experiment.

  • Credits: 1.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: T 1:30PM - 4:30PM
  • Instructor: Horner, Robert D, White, Jordan T
  • Room: UG Teaching Lab (UTL) 182
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 1/20
  • PosTag(s): CHBE-ACBE

Biochemistry
AS.020.305 (01)

The molecules responsible for the life processes of animals, plants, and microbes will be examined. The structures, biosynthesis, degradation, and interconversion of the major cellular constituents including carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids will illustrate the similarity of the biomolecules and metabolic processes involved in diverse forms of life. Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors Only.

  • Credits: 4.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MWF 12:00PM - 1:20PM
  • Instructor: Fisher, Emily J, Hilser, Vincent, Tifft Oshinnaiye, Kathryn Elizabeth
  • Room: Hodson 110
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 7/469
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Biochemistry Project lab
AS.020.315 (03)

This research project laboratory investigates the flow of energy through biological systems using focused examination of key cellular energy-conversion processes. Students will be introduced to the broad field of biochemistry research through computational structural analysis, directed mutation, recombinant protein production, and enzymatic analysis. Participants will be trained in biochemical laboratory techniques and expected to contribute their findings to the scientific community using formal, academic communications.

  • Credits: 1.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: T 1:30PM - 4:30PM
  • Instructor: Johnson, Eric A
  • Room: UG Teaching Lab (UTL) 172
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/18
  • PosTag(s): CHBE-ACBE

General Biology Laboratory I
AS.020.153 (07)

This course reinforces the topics covered in AS.020.151. Students participate in a semester-long project, identifying bacteria from Homewood campus soils using molecular biology techniques. Other laboratory exercises cover aspects of evolution, genomics and biochemistry. Cross-listed with Behavioral Biology. Student must have enrolled in AS.020.151 either this term or in past terms. Students who have credit for AP Biology but take General Biology Lab I will lose four credits of AP Biology credit. Cross-listed with Behavioral Biology.

  • Credits: 1.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: Th 9:00AM - 11:50AM
  • Instructor: Pearlman, Rebecca Shari
  • Room: UG Teaching Lab (UTL) 272
  • Status: Closed
  • Seats Available: 43/72
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Cell Biology Lab
AS.020.316 (02)

The Cell Biology Laboratory will use projects with the nematode C. elegans and mouse 3T3 cells in culture to illustrate experimental systems which are used in cell biology. Light microscopy, fluorescence microscopy, RNA interference, fluorescence-activated cell sorting, Western blotting and the culture of nematodes and cells are techniques which will be used. Because we will be using growing organisms, there will be at least one week when students will have to visit the lab the day after their section meets to complete an experiment.

  • Credits: 1.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: W 1:30PM - 4:30PM
  • Instructor: Horner, Robert D, White, Jordan T
  • Room: UG Teaching Lab (UTL) 182
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 1/40
  • PosTag(s): CHBE-ACBE

Biochemistry Project lab
AS.020.315 (02)

This research project laboratory investigates the flow of energy through biological systems using focused examination of key cellular energy-conversion processes. Students will be introduced to the broad field of biochemistry research through computational structural analysis, directed mutation, recombinant protein production, and enzymatic analysis. Participants will be trained in biochemical laboratory techniques and expected to contribute their findings to the scientific community using formal, academic communications.

  • Credits: 1.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: F 1:30PM - 4:30PM
  • Instructor: Johnson, Eric A
  • Room: UG Teaching Lab (UTL) 172
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 2/18
  • PosTag(s): CHBE-ACBE

Stem Cells & the Biology of Aging & Disease
AS.020.337 (01)

This will be a team-taught lecture course that focuses on the properties of stem cells, their possible role in cancer (breast and prostate), stem cell aging, and the potential utilization of stem cells for therapy. Topics will include: mechanisms of stem cell renewal, stem cell potency, the impact of the stem cell niche, stem cells and the hematopoietic system, stem cells and the neural system, stem cells in the male and female gonads, induced pluripotent stem cells and cellular reprogramming, stem cell changes with aging, and ethical and policy issues in stem cell research and use. Most lectures will be research-oriented. Students will be expected to read and critically analyze current literature, with an emphasis on the experimental bases from which our current understandings derive.

  • Credits: 2.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: W 5:00PM - 6:30PM
  • Instructor: Zirkin, Barry R
  • Room: Shaffer 301
  • Status: Closed
  • Seats Available: 1/100
  • PosTag(s): BIOL-UL

Genetics
AS.020.303 (01)

Presentation of the principles of heredity and variation, and their application to evolution and development; physico-chemical nature of the gene; problems of recombination; gene action.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MWF 10:00AM - 10:50AM
  • Instructor: Fisher, Emily J, Gordus, Andrew George
  • Room: Hodson 110
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 19/430
  • PosTag(s): NEUR-CM

General Biology Laboratory I
AS.020.153 (05)

This course reinforces the topics covered in AS.020.151. Students participate in a semester-long project, identifying bacteria from Homewood campus soils using molecular biology techniques. Other laboratory exercises cover aspects of evolution, genomics and biochemistry. Cross-listed with Behavioral Biology. Student must have enrolled in AS.020.151 either this term or in past terms. Students who have credit for AP Biology but take General Biology Lab I will lose four credits of AP Biology credit. Cross-listed with Behavioral Biology.

  • Credits: 1.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: F 1:30PM - 4:20PM
  • Instructor: Pearlman, Rebecca Shari
  • Room: UG Teaching Lab (UTL) 272
  • Status: Closed
  • Seats Available: 18/72
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Biochemistry Project lab
AS.020.315 (05)

This research project laboratory investigates the flow of energy through biological systems using focused examination of key cellular energy-conversion processes. Students will be introduced to the broad field of biochemistry research through computational structural analysis, directed mutation, recombinant protein production, and enzymatic analysis. Participants will be trained in biochemical laboratory techniques and expected to contribute their findings to the scientific community using formal, academic communications.

  • Credits: 1.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: Th 1:30PM - 4:30PM
  • Instructor: Johnson, Eric A
  • Room: UG Teaching Lab (UTL) 172
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/18
  • PosTag(s): CHBE-ACBE

Microbiology
AS.020.329 (01)

This course explores the physiology and genetics of microorganisms within an evolutionary and ecological framework. Concepts in microbiology will be supported by molecular studies of Prerequisite: AS.020.306

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 10:30AM - 11:45AM
  • Instructor: Diruggiero, Jocelyne, Fisher, Emily J
  • Room: Mudd 100
  • Status: Closed
  • Seats Available: 0/30
  • PosTag(s): BIOL-UL

Planets, Life and the Universe
AS.020.334 (01)

This multidisciplinary course explores the origins of life, planet formation, Earth's evolution, extrasolar planets, habitable zones, life in extreme environments, the search for life in the Universe, space missions, and planetary protection. Recommended Course Background: Three upper level (300+) courses in sciences (Biophysics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Astronomy, Math, or Computer Science) Co-listed with AS.020.616

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MWF 11:00AM - 11:50AM
  • Instructor: Diruggiero, Jocelyne, Levin, Naomi E, Norman, Colin
  • Room: Mudd 100
  • Status: Closed
  • Seats Available: 3/30
  • PosTag(s): BIOL-UL, BEHB-SOCSCI

Cell Biology Lab
AS.020.316 (03)

The Cell Biology Laboratory will use projects with the nematode C. elegans and mouse 3T3 cells in culture to illustrate experimental systems which are used in cell biology. Light microscopy, fluorescence microscopy, RNA interference, fluorescence-activated cell sorting, Western blotting and the culture of nematodes and cells are techniques which will be used. Because we will be using growing organisms, there will be at least one week when students will have to visit the lab the day after their section meets to complete an experiment.

  • Credits: 1.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: Th 1:30PM - 4:30PM
  • Instructor: Horner, Robert D, White, Jordan T
  • Room: UG Teaching Lab (UTL) 182
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/20
  • PosTag(s): CHBE-ACBE

Biochemistry Project lab
AS.020.315 (01)

This research project laboratory investigates the flow of energy through biological systems using focused examination of key cellular energy-conversion processes. Students will be introduced to the broad field of biochemistry research through computational structural analysis, directed mutation, recombinant protein production, and enzymatic analysis. Participants will be trained in biochemical laboratory techniques and expected to contribute their findings to the scientific community using formal, academic communications.

  • Credits: 1.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: M 1:30PM - 4:30PM
  • Instructor: Johnson, Eric A
  • Room: UG Teaching Lab (UTL) 172
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/18
  • PosTag(s): CHBE-ACBE

Developmental Genetics Lab
AS.020.340 (03)

This class will explore the development of animals from a single fertilized egg into a fully formed organism. We will emphasize experimental methods to understand the molecular mechanisms controlling development.

  • Credits: 2.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 1:30PM - 5:20PM
  • Instructor: Norris, Carolyn R
  • Room: UG Teaching Lab (UTL) 284
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 2/22
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Introduction to Clinical Medicine
AS.020.350 (01)

Perm. Req’d. Post-Bac Students Only

  • Credits: 2.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: T 6:30PM - 8:50PM
  • Instructor: Bernstein, Jenny
  • Room: Croft Hall B32
  • Status: Closed
  • Seats Available: 13/35
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Evolution
AS.020.379 (01)

This course takes a broad look at the impact of natural selection and other evolutionary forces on evolution. Emphasis is placed on what we can learn from genome sequences about the history of life, as well as current evolutionary pressures. Recommended Course Background: AS.020.306, AS.020.330, or permission required

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 12:00PM - 1:20PM
  • Instructor: Norris, Carolyn R
  • Room: Mudd 100
  • Status: Closed
  • Seats Available: 0/19
  • PosTag(s): BIOL-UL, BEHB-BIOBEH, ARCH-RELATE

Developmental Genetics Lab
AS.020.340 (04)

This class will explore the development of animals from a single fertilized egg into a fully formed organism. We will emphasize experimental methods to understand the molecular mechanisms controlling development.

  • Credits: 2.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 1:30PM - 5:20PM
  • Instructor: Norris, Carolyn R
  • Room: UG Teaching Lab (UTL) 284
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 3/22
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Chromatin, Chromosomes and The Cell Nucleus
AS.020.380 (01)

The course will present analysis of the structural basis of the genome organization in a eukaryotic nucleus and the utilization of its genomic content. We start with the analysis of the fluctuations of the structure of the double helix in response to its cellular microenvironment that yield DNA structural and functional polymorphism. Next we will deal with the mechanics of DNA compaction into chromatin and the differentiation of the chromatin structure at the level of the nucleosome via histone variants and posttranslational modifications and chromatin-based epigenetics. We will next move to chromosomal territories, chromosomal imprinting and chromosome inactivation. Finally, a few lectures will focus on selected topics of special interests that bridge current basic discoveries with potential medical applications such as the nature of telomeres and telomerase-related diseases; the role of histone octamer tails in epigenetics; transcription factors and the regulated expression of the genome. Whenever possible. paradigms will be used that correlate chromatin differentiation to certain human diseases.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 1:30PM - 2:45PM
  • Instructor: Moudrianakis, E N
  • Room: Mudd 100
  • Status: Canceled
  • Seats Available: 35/35
  • PosTag(s): BIOL-UL

Developmental Genetics Lab
AS.020.340 (02)

This class will explore the development of animals from a single fertilized egg into a fully formed organism. We will emphasize experimental methods to understand the molecular mechanisms controlling development.

  • Credits: 2.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 1:30PM - 5:20PM
  • Instructor: Norris, Carolyn R
  • Room: UG Teaching Lab (UTL) 284
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 1/22
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Comparative Animal Physiology
AS.020.374 (01)

This class examines animal physiology from an evolutionary and comparative viewpoint. The goal is to examine the commonalities, as well as unique differences, in how various animal organisms address the necessary life functions. Topics will include metabolism, neural systems, respiration, muscle systems, water and salt homeostasis, thermal regulation, and reproduction

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 12:00PM - 1:15PM
  • Instructor: Coppola, Anna
  • Room: Maryland 114
  • Status: Closed
  • Seats Available: 0/19
  • PosTag(s): BIOL-UL

A Biophysical View of Biology
AS.020.382 (01)

The objective of this course is to develop in students a strong, intuitive, and physically based sense of how fundamental biological processes work—that is, the sizes, shapes, motions, interactions, and cellular functions of biological molecules. Topics will include cell and population growth, diffusion, enzyme kinetics, the qualitative and quantitative aspects of the synthesis, structure, and function of proteins and nucleic acids, least squares equation fitting, Bayesian statistics, and the fluctuation test. The biophysical constraints that dictate the form of the immune system and constraints relevant to development will be discussed.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 1:30PM - 2:45PM
  • Instructor: Schleif, Robert F
  • Room: Mudd 23
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 16/19
  • PosTag(s): BIOL-UL

Cancer Biology
AS.020.351 (01)

While the “war on cancer” has produced modest victories with respect to clinical outcomes, our knowledge of the cellular mechanisms of cancer is now vast and represents one of the most significant scientific achievements of the past 40 years. Key aspects of cancer biology will be covered with a combination of textbook and original literature readings. Topics will include cancer cell characteristics, oncogenes, tumor suppressor genes, apoptosis, metastasis and immuno-surveillance of cancer cells. Application of our knowledge to the rational treatment of cancer will also be discussed.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 1:30PM - 2:45PM
  • Instructor: Hoyt, Myles Andrew
  • Room: Mudd 100
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/26
  • PosTag(s): BIOL-UL

Planets, Life and the Universe
AS.360.339 (01)

This multidisciplinary course explores the origins of life, planet formation, Earth's evolution, extrasolar planets, habitable zones, life in extreme environments, the search for life in the Universe, space missions, and planetary protection. Recommended Course Background: Three upper level (300+) courses in sciences (Biophysics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Astronomy, Math, or Computer Science)

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MWF 11:00AM - 11:50AM
  • Instructor: Diruggiero, Jocelyne, Norman, Colin
  • Room: Mudd 100
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/20
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Reproductive Physiology
AS.250.351 (01)

Focuses on reproductive physiology and biochemical and molecular regulation of the female and male reproductive tracts. Topics include the hypothalamus and pituitary, peptide and steroid hormone action, epididymis and male accessory sex organs, female reproductive tract, menstrual cycle, ovulation and gamete transport, fertilization and fertility enhancement, sexually transmitted diseases, and male and female contraceptive methods. Introductory lectures on each topic followed by research-oriented lectures and readings from current literature.

  • Credits: 2.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: W 3:00PM - 4:45PM
  • Instructor: Zirkin, Barry R
  • Room: Shaffer 301
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 1/100
  • PosTag(s): BIOL-UL, BEHB-BIOBEH

Neuroscience: Cellular and Systems I
AS.080.305 (01)

(Formerly Nervous Systems I) Neuroscience: Cellular and Systems I is a fully integrated, two-semester course that surveys the cellular and molecular biology of neurons as well as the structure and function of the nervous system. Students must register for Neuroscience: Cellular and Systems II offered in the second term. Course open to JHU undergraduates only.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 10:30AM - 11:45AM
  • Instructor: Fetsch, Christopher R, Kuchibhotla, Kishore V, Zhao, Haiqing
  • Room: Mudd 26
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 23/190
  • PosTag(s): BIOL-UL, BMED-SB, COGS-NEURO

Mentoring in General Biology
AS.020.441 (01)

This course provides students who have taken General Biology I & II the opportunity to mentor new students in General Biology I & II. Mentors collaborate with faculty on how to lead effective sessions, help student teams complete team assignments, and generally help students understand difficult concepts and principles in biology. Mentors must have a firm command of the topics covered in biology and must meet with both faculty and students through the course of the semester. To become a mentor, students must have successfully completed AS.020.151/152, must apply using the form on the Biology Dept. Website, and must be accepted by the instructors. The deadline to apply is April 1st. S/U only. Perm. Req’d

  • Credits: 1.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: M 5:00PM - 5:15PM
  • Instructor: Pearlman, Rebecca Shari, Shingles, Richard
  • Room: UG Teaching Lab (UTL) 289
  • Status: Closed
  • Seats Available: 6/36
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Course # (Section) Title Day/Times Instructor Room PosTag(s) Info
AS.020.101 (01)Freshman Seminar: The Cell Biology of NeurodegenerationTTh 1:00PM - 2:15PMHoban, Kyle ThomasMudd 120
AS.020.104 (01)Freshman Seminar: From Genes to DNA and BackW 3:30PM - 5:00PMMoudrianakis, E N 
AS.020.151 (01)General Biology IMW 12:00PM - 1:15PMPearlman, Rebecca Shari, Shingles, RichardMudd 26
AS.020.106 (01)Freshman Seminar: TuberculosisT 3:00PM - 3:50PMHorner, Robert DUG Teaching Lab (UTL) 189
AS.020.137 (01)Project Lab: Phage DiscoveryW 1:30PM - 4:00PMSchildbach, Joel FUG Teaching Lab (UTL) G72
AS.020.153 (01)General Biology Laboratory IM 1:30PM - 4:20PMPearlman, Rebecca ShariUG Teaching Lab (UTL) 272
AS.020.151 (02)General Biology ITTh 12:00PM - 1:15PMRoberson, ChristovMudd 26
AS.020.106 (02)Freshman Seminar: TuberculosisF 3:00PM - 3:50PMHorner, Robert DMudd 120
AS.020.101 (02)Freshman Seminar: The Cell Biology of NeurodegenerationTTh 3:00PM - 4:15PMHoban, Kyle ThomasMudd 120
AS.020.153 (02)General Biology Laboratory IT 1:30PM - 4:20PMPearlman, Rebecca ShariUG Teaching Lab (UTL) 272
AS.020.153 (04)General Biology Laboratory ITh 1:30PM - 4:20PMPearlman, Rebecca ShariUG Teaching Lab (UTL) 272
AS.020.153 (03)General Biology Laboratory IW 1:30PM - 4:20PMPearlman, Rebecca ShariUG Teaching Lab (UTL) 272
AS.020.340 (01)Developmental Genetics LabTTh 1:30PM - 5:20PMNorris, Carolyn RUG Teaching Lab (UTL) 284
AS.020.401 (01)Master's Sseminar in Molecular & Cellular Biology IW 9:00AM - 12:00PMCoppola, AnnaMudd 120
AS.020.385 (01)EpigeneticsMW 1:30PM - 2:45PMChen, Xin, Kim, JohnMudd 100BIOL-UL
AS.020.384 (01)Fundamentals of Drug DiscoveryTTh 10:30AM - 11:45AMFreire, Ernesto IMudd 120BIOL-UL
AS.020.315 (04)Biochemistry Project labW 1:30PM - 4:30PMJohnson, Eric AUG Teaching Lab (UTL) 172CHBE-ACBE
AS.020.161 (01)Current Events in Biology IT 12:00PM - 12:50PMPearlman, Rebecca ShariShaffer 100
AS.020.153 (06)General Biology Laboratory IT 9:00AM - 11:50AMPearlman, Rebecca ShariUG Teaching Lab (UTL) 272
AS.020.305 (31)JHUBiochemistrySchildbach, Joel F 
AS.020.316 (01)Cell Biology LabT 1:30PM - 4:30PMHorner, Robert D, White, Jordan TUG Teaching Lab (UTL) 182CHBE-ACBE
AS.020.305 (01)BiochemistryMWF 12:00PM - 1:20PMFisher, Emily J, Hilser, Vincent, Tifft Oshinnaiye, Kathryn ElizabethHodson 110
AS.020.315 (03)Biochemistry Project labT 1:30PM - 4:30PMJohnson, Eric AUG Teaching Lab (UTL) 172CHBE-ACBE
AS.020.153 (07)General Biology Laboratory ITh 9:00AM - 11:50AMPearlman, Rebecca ShariUG Teaching Lab (UTL) 272
AS.020.316 (02)Cell Biology LabW 1:30PM - 4:30PMHorner, Robert D, White, Jordan TUG Teaching Lab (UTL) 182CHBE-ACBE
AS.020.315 (02)Biochemistry Project labF 1:30PM - 4:30PMJohnson, Eric AUG Teaching Lab (UTL) 172CHBE-ACBE
AS.020.337 (01)Stem Cells & the Biology of Aging & DiseaseW 5:00PM - 6:30PMZirkin, Barry RShaffer 301BIOL-UL
AS.020.303 (01)GeneticsMWF 10:00AM - 10:50AMFisher, Emily J, Gordus, Andrew GeorgeHodson 110NEUR-CM
AS.020.153 (05)General Biology Laboratory IF 1:30PM - 4:20PMPearlman, Rebecca ShariUG Teaching Lab (UTL) 272
AS.020.315 (05)Biochemistry Project labTh 1:30PM - 4:30PMJohnson, Eric AUG Teaching Lab (UTL) 172CHBE-ACBE
AS.020.329 (01)MicrobiologyTTh 10:30AM - 11:45AMDiruggiero, Jocelyne, Fisher, Emily JMudd 100BIOL-UL
AS.020.334 (01)Planets, Life and the UniverseMWF 11:00AM - 11:50AMDiruggiero, Jocelyne, Levin, Naomi E, Norman, ColinMudd 100BIOL-UL, BEHB-SOCSCI
AS.020.316 (03)Cell Biology LabTh 1:30PM - 4:30PMHorner, Robert D, White, Jordan TUG Teaching Lab (UTL) 182CHBE-ACBE
AS.020.315 (01)Biochemistry Project labM 1:30PM - 4:30PMJohnson, Eric AUG Teaching Lab (UTL) 172CHBE-ACBE
AS.020.340 (03)Developmental Genetics LabTTh 1:30PM - 5:20PMNorris, Carolyn RUG Teaching Lab (UTL) 284
AS.020.350 (01)Introduction to Clinical MedicineT 6:30PM - 8:50PMBernstein, JennyCroft Hall B32
AS.020.379 (01)EvolutionMW 12:00PM - 1:20PMNorris, Carolyn RMudd 100BIOL-UL, BEHB-BIOBEH, ARCH-RELATE
AS.020.340 (04)Developmental Genetics LabMW 1:30PM - 5:20PMNorris, Carolyn RUG Teaching Lab (UTL) 284
AS.020.380 (01)Chromatin, Chromosomes and The Cell NucleusTTh 1:30PM - 2:45PMMoudrianakis, E NMudd 100BIOL-UL
AS.020.340 (02)Developmental Genetics LabMW 1:30PM - 5:20PMNorris, Carolyn RUG Teaching Lab (UTL) 284
AS.020.374 (01)Comparative Animal PhysiologyTTh 12:00PM - 1:15PMCoppola, AnnaMaryland 114BIOL-UL
AS.020.382 (01)A Biophysical View of BiologyTTh 1:30PM - 2:45PMSchleif, Robert FMudd 23BIOL-UL
AS.020.351 (01)Cancer BiologyTTh 1:30PM - 2:45PMHoyt, Myles AndrewMudd 100BIOL-UL
AS.360.339 (01)Planets, Life and the UniverseMWF 11:00AM - 11:50AMDiruggiero, Jocelyne, Norman, ColinMudd 100
AS.250.351 (01)Reproductive PhysiologyW 3:00PM - 4:45PMZirkin, Barry RShaffer 301BIOL-UL, BEHB-BIOBEH
AS.080.305 (01)Neuroscience: Cellular and Systems ITTh 10:30AM - 11:45AMFetsch, Christopher R, Kuchibhotla, Kishore V, Zhao, HaiqingMudd 26BIOL-UL, BMED-SB, COGS-NEURO
AS.020.441 (01)Mentoring in General BiologyM 5:00PM - 5:15PMPearlman, Rebecca Shari, Shingles, RichardUG Teaching Lab (UTL) 289