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.

General Biology II
AS.020.152 (01)

This course builds on the concepts presented and discussed in General Biology I. The primary foci of this course will be on the diversity of life and on the anatomy, physiology, and evolution of plants and animals. There will be a special emphasis on human biology.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 12:00PM - 1:15PM
  • Instructor: Roberson, Christov
  • Room: Mudd 26
  • Status: Reserved Open
  • Seats Available: 69/225
  • PosTag(s): n/a

General Biology II
AS.020.152 (02)

This course builds on the concepts presented and discussed in General Biology I. The primary foci of this course will be on the diversity of life and on the anatomy, physiology, and evolution of plants and animals. There will be a special emphasis on human biology.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 12:00PM - 1:15PM
  • Instructor: Pearlman, Rebecca Shari, Shingles, Richard
  • Room: Mudd 26
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 86/225
  • PosTag(s): n/a

General Biology Lab II
AS.020.154 (01)

This course reinforces the topics covered in AS.020.152. Laboratory exercises explore subjects ranging from evolution to anatomy and physiology. Students participate in a project using molecular biology techniques to determine whether specific foods are made from genetically engineered plants. 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: Reserved Open
  • Seats Available: 12/72
  • PosTag(s): n/a

General Biology Lab II
AS.020.154 (02)

This course reinforces the topics covered in AS.020.152. Laboratory exercises explore subjects ranging from evolution to anatomy and physiology. Students participate in a project using molecular biology techniques to determine whether specific foods are made from genetically engineered plants. 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: Open
  • Seats Available: 37/72
  • PosTag(s): n/a

General Biology Lab II
AS.020.154 (03)

This course reinforces the topics covered in AS.020.152. Laboratory exercises explore subjects ranging from evolution to anatomy and physiology. Students participate in a project using molecular biology techniques to determine whether specific foods are made from genetically engineered plants. 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: Open
  • Seats Available: 6/48
  • PosTag(s): n/a

General Biology Lab II
AS.020.154 (04)

This course reinforces the topics covered in AS.020.152. Laboratory exercises explore subjects ranging from evolution to anatomy and physiology. Students participate in a project using molecular biology techniques to determine whether specific foods are made from genetically engineered plants. 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: Open
  • Seats Available: 7/48
  • PosTag(s): n/a

General Biology Lab II
AS.020.154 (05)

This course reinforces the topics covered in AS.020.152. Laboratory exercises explore subjects ranging from evolution to anatomy and physiology. Students participate in a project using molecular biology techniques to determine whether specific foods are made from genetically engineered plants. 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: Open
  • Seats Available: 18/48
  • PosTag(s): n/a

General Biology Lab II
AS.020.154 (06)

This course reinforces the topics covered in AS.020.152. Laboratory exercises explore subjects ranging from evolution to anatomy and physiology. Students participate in a project using molecular biology techniques to determine whether specific foods are made from genetically engineered plants. 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: Open
  • Seats Available: 42/72
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Current Events in Biology II
AS.020.162 (01)

Students will discuss current events and controversies in biology, ranging from genetic engineering to nanotechnology in medicine.

  • Credits: 1.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: M 12:00PM - 12:50PM
  • Instructor: Pearlman, Rebecca Shari
  • Room: Krieger 308
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/19
  • PosTag(s): n/a

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: TTh 12:00PM - 1:15PM
  • Instructor: Fisher, Emily J, Gordus, Andrew George
  • Room: Hodson 110
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 13/460
  • PosTag(s): NEUR-CM, BEHB-BIOBEH

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: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 10:30AM - 11:45AM
  • Instructor: Roberson, Christov, Tifft Oshinnaiye, Katie Elizabeth
  • Room: Mudd 100
  • Status: Reserved Open
  • Seats Available: 2/100
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Cell Biology
AS.020.306 (01)

How the molecules of living systems are organized into organelles, cells, tissues, and organisms will be explored, as well as how the activities of all of these are orchestrated and regulated to produce “life”—a phenomenon greater than the sum of its parts. Considerable emphasis is placed on experimental approaches to answering these questions. Topics covered include biological membranes, cytoskeletal elements, cell locomotion, membrane and protein traffic, the nucleus, signal transduction, the cell cycle, the extracellular matrix, epithelial structure and function. Sophomores, juniors, and seniors only. Recommended Course Background: (AS.020.151 or AS.020.305) or equivalent knowledge of biomolecules or AS.020.303.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 12:00PM - 1:15PM
  • Instructor: Kim, Yumi, Tifft Oshinnaiye, Katie Elizabeth
  • Room: Hodson 110
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 36/320
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Introduction to the Human Brain
AS.020.312 (01)

This course explores the outstanding problem of biology: how knowledge is represented in the brain. Relating insights from cognitive psychology and systems neuroscience with formal theories of learning and memory, topics include (1) anatomical and functional relations of cerebral cortex, basal ganglia, limbic system, thalamus, cerebellum, and spinal cord; (2) cortical anatomy and physiology including laminar/columnar organization, intrinsic cortical circuit, hierarchies of cortical areas; (3) activity-dependent synaptic mechanisms; (4) functional brain imaging; (5) logicist and connectist theories of cognition; and (6) relation of mental representations and natural language.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 9:00AM - 10:15AM
  • Instructor: Hedgecock, Edward M
  • Room: Krieger 205
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 8/120
  • PosTag(s): BIOL-UL

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: Open
  • Seats Available: 1/18
  • PosTag(s): n/a

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: T 1:30PM - 4:30PM
  • Instructor: Johnson, Eric A
  • Room: UG Teaching Lab (UTL) 172
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/18
  • 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: W 1:30PM - 4:30PM
  • Instructor: Johnson, Eric A
  • Room: UG Teaching Lab (UTL) 172
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 1/18
  • PosTag(s): n/a

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: Th 1:30PM - 4:30PM
  • Instructor: Johnson, Eric A
  • Room: UG Teaching Lab (UTL) 172
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 7/18
  • 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: F 1:30PM - 4:30PM
  • Instructor: Johnson, Eric A
  • Room: UG Teaching Lab (UTL) 172
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 2/18
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Biochemistry Project lab
AS.020.315 (06)

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) 174
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/18
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Biochemistry Project lab
AS.020.315 (07)

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) 174
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/18
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Biochemistry Project lab
AS.020.315 (08)

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) 174
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 7/18
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Biochemistry Project lab
AS.020.315 (09)

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) 174
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 11/18
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Biochemistry Project lab
AS.020.315 (10)

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) 174
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 8/18
  • 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: M 1:30PM - 4:30PM
  • Instructor: Horner, Robert D
  • Room: UG Teaching Lab (UTL) 182
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/20
  • 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: M 1:30PM - 4:30PM
  • Instructor: Horner, Robert D
  • Room: UG Teaching Lab (UTL) 184
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/20
  • PosTag(s): n/a

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: T 1:30PM - 4:30PM
  • Instructor: Horner, Robert D
  • Room: UG Teaching Lab (UTL) 182
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/20
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Cell Biology Lab
AS.020.316 (04)

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
  • Room: UG Teaching Lab (UTL) 184
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/20
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Cell Biology Lab
AS.020.316 (05)

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
  • Room: UG Teaching Lab (UTL) 182
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/20
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Cell Biology Lab
AS.020.316 (06)

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
  • Room: UG Teaching Lab (UTL) 184
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/20
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Cell Biology Lab
AS.020.316 (07)

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
  • Room: UG Teaching Lab (UTL) 182
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/20
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Cell Biology Lab
AS.020.316 (08)

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
  • Room: UG Teaching Lab (UTL) 184
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/20
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Cell Biology Lab
AS.020.316 (09)

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: F 1:30PM - 4:30PM
  • Instructor: Horner, Robert D
  • Room: UG Teaching Lab (UTL) 182
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/20
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Cell Biology Lab
AS.020.316 (10)

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: F 1:30PM - 4:20PM
  • Instructor: Horner, Robert D
  • Room: UG Teaching Lab (UTL) 184
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/20
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Human Genome Variation
AS.020.319 (01)

Human Genome Variate (HGV) exposes students to the power of genomics for understanding human evolutionary history, biological traits, and medical conditions. HGV incorporates basic population genetics, direct-to-consumer DNA tests, and emerging research on human populations and their ancestors. Social and ethical issues related to the use of genetic information are also discussed.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 3:00PM - 4:20PM
  • Instructor: Cunningham, Kyle W, McCoy, Rajiv C
  • Room: Mudd 100
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/36
  • PosTag(s): BIOL-UL

Cell Division Mechanisms and Regulation
AS.020.320 (01)

This course will focus upon the molecular mechanisms that underpin the reproduction of eukaryotic cells. General topics will include chromosome duplication, mitotic spindle action, cytokinesis, meiosis, cell cycle control, damage repair and checkpoints, and aberrant regulation characteristic of cancer. Most readings will be from recent research manuscripts and review articles. Classes will consist of a mix of lectures and student oral presentations.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 3:00PM - 4:15PM
  • Instructor: Hoyt, Andrew Andrew
  • Room: Mudd 23
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/24
  • PosTag(s): BIOL-UL

Human Genome Variation with Computational Lab
AS.020.321 (01)

This option combines the main course and computational lab components of HGV. HGV exposes students to the power of genomic studies for understanding human evolutionary history, biological traits, and genetic conditions. HGV incorporates basic population genetics, direct-to-consumer DNA tests, and emerging research on human populations and their ancestors. What does real human genomic data look like? How are these data analyzed in practice? Supplementing the main course, the computational lab component will explore public datasets and bioinformatic tools used to analyze human genomic data to better understand how patterns in these data can be used to test hypotheses about evolution and human phenotypes.

  • Credits: 1.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: T 3:00PM - 3:50PM
  • Instructor: McCoy, Rajiv C
  • Room: BLC 5015
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 29/36
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Big Data & Biology: Modeling Biological Processes
AS.020.322 (01)

This course will cover classical and contemporary models used in the mathematical analysis of large biological datasets, ranging in scale from individual genomes to the ecology of entire populations. In particular, the course will begin with genomics, (1) covering technologies for genomic sequencing and approaches for assembly, (2) describing approaches for comparing genomes and modeling genome evolution, (3) exploring the Wright-Fisher model for allele frequencies throughout a population’s history, and (4) detailing computational models for functional element discovery. As time allows, the course will extend its discussion to consider agent-based modeling and population dynamics for such topics as (5) molecular dynamics, (6) locomotion, and (7) predator-prey systems. By emphasizing the mathematical concepts, assumptions, and limitations of each model (or algorithm), students will be able to generalize approaches to the analysis of a wide range of biological data. Students will actively walk through the algorithmic steps and break down the equations of many models, but no proofs or coding will be required.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 9:00AM - 10:15AM
  • Instructor: Weaver, Kate Jane
  • Room: UG Teaching Lab (UTL) 398
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 6/20
  • PosTag(s): n/a

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 microbial evolution and microbial communities including that of the human microbiome. Recommended Course Background: AS.020.305

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 10:30AM - 11:45AM
  • Instructor: DiRuggiero, Jocelyne
  • Room: Hodson 203
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/30
  • PosTag(s): BIOL-UL

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: T 3:00PM - 4:40PM
  • Instructor: Zirkin, Barry R
  • Room: Mudd 100
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/100
  • PosTag(s): BIOL-UL

Developmental Genetics Lab
AS.020.340 (01)

CRISPR (clustered regularly-interspaced short palindromic repeat) is one of the greatest advances in biology in the past decade, providing researchers with the tools to precisely and affordably edit genomes and physicians a new tool to cure disease. However, the ability to edit plant and animal genomes, including human genomes, comes with significant ethical considerations. This course will utilize a hybrid classroom-laboratory approach to provide students with both a comprehensive knowledge of the CRISPR system and a deeper understanding of how gene function is studied. At the end of the semester, you will not only understand how CRISPR works, but also have a better understanding of the power of genetics to illuminate molecular mechanisms of protein function.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: T 1:30PM - 5:20PM
  • Instructor: Norris, Carolyn R
  • Room: UG Teaching Lab (UTL) 284
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/20
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Developmental Genetics Lab
AS.020.340 (02)

CRISPR (clustered regularly-interspaced short palindromic repeat) is one of the greatest advances in biology in the past decade, providing researchers with the tools to precisely and affordably edit genomes and physicians a new tool to cure disease. However, the ability to edit plant and animal genomes, including human genomes, comes with significant ethical considerations. This course will utilize a hybrid classroom-laboratory approach to provide students with both a comprehensive knowledge of the CRISPR system and a deeper understanding of how gene function is studied. At the end of the semester, you will not only understand how CRISPR works, but also have a better understanding of the power of genetics to illuminate molecular mechanisms of protein function.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: W 1:30PM - 5:20PM
  • Instructor: Norris, Carolyn R
  • Room: UG Teaching Lab (UTL) 284
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/20
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Developmental Genetics Lab
AS.020.340 (03)

CRISPR (clustered regularly-interspaced short palindromic repeat) is one of the greatest advances in biology in the past decade, providing researchers with the tools to precisely and affordably edit genomes and physicians a new tool to cure disease. However, the ability to edit plant and animal genomes, including human genomes, comes with significant ethical considerations. This course will utilize a hybrid classroom-laboratory approach to provide students with both a comprehensive knowledge of the CRISPR system and a deeper understanding of how gene function is studied. At the end of the semester, you will not only understand how CRISPR works, but also have a better understanding of the power of genetics to illuminate molecular mechanisms of protein function.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: W 1:30PM - 5:20PM
  • Instructor: Norris, Carolyn R
  • Room: UG Teaching Lab (UTL) 282
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/20
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Developmental Genetics Lab
AS.020.340 (04)

CRISPR (clustered regularly-interspaced short palindromic repeat) is one of the greatest advances in biology in the past decade, providing researchers with the tools to precisely and affordably edit genomes and physicians a new tool to cure disease. However, the ability to edit plant and animal genomes, including human genomes, comes with significant ethical considerations. This course will utilize a hybrid classroom-laboratory approach to provide students with both a comprehensive knowledge of the CRISPR system and a deeper understanding of how gene function is studied. At the end of the semester, you will not only understand how CRISPR works, but also have a better understanding of the power of genetics to illuminate molecular mechanisms of protein function.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: W 5:30PM - 9:20PM
  • Instructor: Norris, Carolyn R
  • Room: UG Teaching Lab (UTL) 284
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/20
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Developmental Genetics Lab
AS.020.340 (05)

CRISPR (clustered regularly-interspaced short palindromic repeat) is one of the greatest advances in biology in the past decade, providing researchers with the tools to precisely and affordably edit genomes and physicians a new tool to cure disease. However, the ability to edit plant and animal genomes, including human genomes, comes with significant ethical considerations. This course will utilize a hybrid classroom-laboratory approach to provide students with both a comprehensive knowledge of the CRISPR system and a deeper understanding of how gene function is studied. At the end of the semester, you will not only understand how CRISPR works, but also have a better understanding of the power of genetics to illuminate molecular mechanisms of protein function.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: W 5:30PM - 9:20PM
  • Instructor: Norris, Carolyn R
  • Room: UG Teaching Lab (UTL) 282
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/20
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Developmental Genetics Lab
AS.020.340 (06)

CRISPR (clustered regularly-interspaced short palindromic repeat) is one of the greatest advances in biology in the past decade, providing researchers with the tools to precisely and affordably edit genomes and physicians a new tool to cure disease. However, the ability to edit plant and animal genomes, including human genomes, comes with significant ethical considerations. This course will utilize a hybrid classroom-laboratory approach to provide students with both a comprehensive knowledge of the CRISPR system and a deeper understanding of how gene function is studied. At the end of the semester, you will not only understand how CRISPR works, but also have a better understanding of the power of genetics to illuminate molecular mechanisms of protein function.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: Th 1:30PM - 5:20PM
  • Instructor: Norris, Carolyn R
  • Room: UG Teaching Lab (UTL) 284
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/20
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Developmental Genetics Lab
AS.020.340 (07)

CRISPR (clustered regularly-interspaced short palindromic repeat) is one of the greatest advances in biology in the past decade, providing researchers with the tools to precisely and affordably edit genomes and physicians a new tool to cure disease. However, the ability to edit plant and animal genomes, including human genomes, comes with significant ethical considerations. This course will utilize a hybrid classroom-laboratory approach to provide students with both a comprehensive knowledge of the CRISPR system and a deeper understanding of how gene function is studied. At the end of the semester, you will not only understand how CRISPR works, but also have a better understanding of the power of genetics to illuminate molecular mechanisms of protein function.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: Th 1:30PM - 5:20PM
  • Instructor: Norris, Carolyn R
  • Room: UG Teaching Lab (UTL) 282
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/20
  • PosTag(s): n/a

AIDS
AS.020.347 (01)

AIDS is the world's deadliest infectious disease. This course will cover the biology of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV, the infectious agent that causes AIDS), the effects of HIV on the immune system, the pharmacology of the anti-viral agents that are used to suppress HIV infection, and the ongoing quest for an HIV vaccine. Because HIV drugs cannot cure HIV-infected individuals and no HIV vaccine yet exists, we will also study the long-term consequences of HIV infection including opportunistic infections, comorbid conditions, and the HIV-related cancers Kaposi's Sarcoma and AIDS-Related lymphoma. Recommended Course Background: AS.020.306

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 1:30PM - 2:45PM
  • Instructor: Schroer, Trina A
  • Room: Mudd 100
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/75
  • PosTag(s): BIOL-UL

Advanced Research Lab in Cell and Molecular Biology
AS.020.361 (01)

An intensive research laboratory course on single-molecule, live-cell imaging of chromatin and epigenetic factors designed for undergraduate students with interests in biochemistry, molecular, cellular and computational biology. The course introduces the use of advanced fluorescence microscopy to visualize the single-molecule dynamic behaviors and spatial distributions of important nuclear proteins and chromatin factors in living cells of Saccharomyces cerevisiae as a model for conserved epigenetic regulators in humans. Students will learn and apply imaging and computational tools to localize and track single protein molecules in real time and calculate their diffusive parameters. Students are expected to interpret and integrate data to acquire conceptual insights on chromatin functions, e.g. how chromatin proteins, enzymes, and large protein complexes are distributed in nuclear space and time. After course completion, there is a further option for post-course research in the Wu laboratory. Open to advanced sophomores or upper level students with permission of Professor Carl Wu (wuc@jhu.edu)

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 2:30PM - 6:30PM
  • Instructor: Wu, Carl
  • Room: UG Teaching Lab (UTL) 387
  • Status: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 0/4
  • PosTag(s): BIOL-UL

Developmental Biology
AS.020.363 (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: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MWF 10:00AM - 10:50AM
  • Instructor: Norris, Carolyn R, Van Doren, Mark
  • Room: Mudd 26
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 92/300
  • PosTag(s): BMED-CTE

Comparative Physiology
AS.020.374 (01)

This course addresses the basic principles that underlie physiological processes in animals. Framed in an evolutionary context, processes ranging from respiration, circulation, neural control, movement, excretion and metabolism will be understood in terms of core principles that also apply to humans. Emphasis is placed on the physical and chemical principles underlying the comparative biology of how different animals solve physiological problems.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 12:00PM - 1:15PM
  • Instructor: Coppola, Anna
  • Room: Shaffer 303
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 43/100
  • PosTag(s): BIOL-UL, BEHB-BIOBEH

Comparative Physiology Lab
AS.020.377 (01)

This course examines the physiological principles that guide animal life processes. As a complement to the Comparative Animal Physiology lecture course, this Laboratory examines fundamental physiological principles through hands-on investigations of animal physiology using zebrafish and mussel as model systems and research-grade data acquisition systems.

  • Credits: 1.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: M 1:30PM - 5:00PM
  • Instructor: Coppola, Anna
  • Room: UG Teaching Lab (UTL) G72
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/14
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Comparative Physiology Lab
AS.020.377 (02)

This course examines the physiological principles that guide animal life processes. As a complement to the Comparative Animal Physiology lecture course, this Laboratory examines fundamental physiological principles through hands-on investigations of animal physiology using zebrafish and mussel as model systems and research-grade data acquisition systems.

  • Credits: 1.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: F 1:30PM - 5:00PM
  • Instructor: Coppola, Anna
  • Room: UG Teaching Lab (UTL) G72
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 2/14
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Master's Seminar: Molecular and Cellular Biology II
AS.020.402 (01)

This is a weekly seminar designed for students enrolled in the BA/MS program. The seminar involves student presentations of research and discussion of topics of current interest in the field. BA/MS students only.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: F 9:00AM - 12:00PM
  • Instructor: Coppola, Anna
  • Room: Mudd 120
  • Status: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 13/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Teaching and Learning in Biology
AS.020.410 (01)

This course is by instructor permission only and exclusively for students who are invited and accepted to be learning assistants for other biology courses. The course will focus on discussing education and application of current best teaching practices to biology classes.

  • Credits: 1.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: F 11:00AM - 11:50AM
  • Instructor: Fisher, Emily J, Roberson, Christov, Tifft Oshinnaiye, Katie Elizabeth
  • Room: UG Teaching Lab (UTL) 189
  • Status: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 6/16
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Mentoring in General Biology
AS.020.442 (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, create study materials for students, 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/AS.020.152, must apply using the form on the Biology Department website, and must be accepted by the instructors.

  • Credits: 1.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: M 5:00PM - 5:50PM
  • Instructor: Pearlman, Rebecca Shari, Shingles, Richard
  • Room:  
  • Status: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 35/35
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Course # (Section) Title Day/Times Instructor Room PosTag(s) Info
AS.020.152 (01)General Biology IIMW 12:00PM - 1:15PMRoberson, ChristovMudd 26
AS.020.152 (02)General Biology IITTh 12:00PM - 1:15PMPearlman, Rebecca Shari, Shingles, RichardMudd 26
AS.020.154 (01)General Biology Lab IIM 1:30PM - 4:20PMPearlman, Rebecca ShariUG Teaching Lab (UTL) 272
AS.020.154 (02)General Biology Lab IIT 1:30PM - 4:20PMPearlman, Rebecca ShariUG Teaching Lab (UTL) 272
AS.020.154 (03)General Biology Lab IIW 1:30PM - 4:20PMPearlman, Rebecca ShariUG Teaching Lab (UTL) 272
AS.020.154 (04)General Biology Lab IITh 1:30PM - 4:20PMPearlman, Rebecca ShariUG Teaching Lab (UTL) 272
AS.020.154 (05)General Biology Lab IIF 1:30PM - 4:20PMPearlman, Rebecca ShariUG Teaching Lab (UTL) 272
AS.020.154 (06)General Biology Lab IIT 9:00AM - 11:50AMPearlman, Rebecca ShariUG Teaching Lab (UTL) 272
AS.020.162 (01)Current Events in Biology IIM 12:00PM - 12:50PMPearlman, Rebecca ShariKrieger 308
AS.020.303 (01)GeneticsTTh 12:00PM - 1:15PMFisher, Emily J, Gordus, Andrew GeorgeHodson 110NEUR-CM, BEHB-BIOBEH
AS.020.305 (01)BiochemistryTTh 10:30AM - 11:45AMRoberson, Christov, Tifft Oshinnaiye, Katie ElizabethMudd 100
AS.020.306 (01)Cell BiologyMW 12:00PM - 1:15PMKim, Yumi, Tifft Oshinnaiye, Katie ElizabethHodson 110
AS.020.312 (01)Introduction to the Human BrainTTh 9:00AM - 10:15AMHedgecock, Edward MKrieger 205BIOL-UL
AS.020.315 (01)Biochemistry Project labM 1:30PM - 4:30PMJohnson, Eric AUG Teaching Lab (UTL) 172
AS.020.315 (02)Biochemistry Project labT 1:30PM - 4:30PMJohnson, Eric AUG Teaching Lab (UTL) 172
AS.020.315 (03)Biochemistry Project labW 1:30PM - 4:30PMJohnson, Eric AUG Teaching Lab (UTL) 172
AS.020.315 (04)Biochemistry Project labTh 1:30PM - 4:30PMJohnson, Eric AUG Teaching Lab (UTL) 172
AS.020.315 (05)Biochemistry Project labF 1:30PM - 4:30PMJohnson, Eric AUG Teaching Lab (UTL) 172
AS.020.315 (06)Biochemistry Project labM 1:30PM - 4:30PMJohnson, Eric AUG Teaching Lab (UTL) 174
AS.020.315 (07)Biochemistry Project labT 1:30PM - 4:30PMJohnson, Eric AUG Teaching Lab (UTL) 174
AS.020.315 (08)Biochemistry Project labW 1:30PM - 4:30PMJohnson, Eric AUG Teaching Lab (UTL) 174
AS.020.315 (09)Biochemistry Project labTh 1:30PM - 4:30PMJohnson, Eric AUG Teaching Lab (UTL) 174
AS.020.315 (10)Biochemistry Project labF 1:30PM - 4:30PMJohnson, Eric AUG Teaching Lab (UTL) 174
AS.020.316 (01)Cell Biology LabM 1:30PM - 4:30PMHorner, Robert DUG Teaching Lab (UTL) 182
AS.020.316 (02)Cell Biology LabM 1:30PM - 4:30PMHorner, Robert DUG Teaching Lab (UTL) 184
AS.020.316 (03)Cell Biology LabT 1:30PM - 4:30PMHorner, Robert DUG Teaching Lab (UTL) 182
AS.020.316 (04)Cell Biology LabT 1:30PM - 4:30PMHorner, Robert DUG Teaching Lab (UTL) 184
AS.020.316 (05)Cell Biology LabW 1:30PM - 4:30PMHorner, Robert DUG Teaching Lab (UTL) 182
AS.020.316 (06)Cell Biology LabW 1:30PM - 4:30PMHorner, Robert DUG Teaching Lab (UTL) 184
AS.020.316 (07)Cell Biology LabTh 1:30PM - 4:30PMHorner, Robert DUG Teaching Lab (UTL) 182
AS.020.316 (08)Cell Biology LabTh 1:30PM - 4:30PMHorner, Robert DUG Teaching Lab (UTL) 184
AS.020.316 (09)Cell Biology LabF 1:30PM - 4:30PMHorner, Robert DUG Teaching Lab (UTL) 182
AS.020.316 (10)Cell Biology LabF 1:30PM - 4:20PMHorner, Robert DUG Teaching Lab (UTL) 184
AS.020.319 (01)Human Genome VariationMW 3:00PM - 4:20PMCunningham, Kyle W, McCoy, Rajiv CMudd 100BIOL-UL
AS.020.320 (01)Cell Division Mechanisms and RegulationMW 3:00PM - 4:15PMHoyt, Andrew AndrewMudd 23BIOL-UL
AS.020.321 (01)Human Genome Variation with Computational LabT 3:00PM - 3:50PMMcCoy, Rajiv CBLC 5015
AS.020.322 (01)Big Data & Biology: Modeling Biological ProcessesTTh 9:00AM - 10:15AMWeaver, Kate JaneUG Teaching Lab (UTL) 398
AS.020.329 (01)MicrobiologyTTh 10:30AM - 11:45AMDiRuggiero, JocelyneHodson 203BIOL-UL
AS.020.337 (01)Stem Cells & the Biology of Aging & DiseaseT 3:00PM - 4:40PMZirkin, Barry RMudd 100BIOL-UL
AS.020.340 (01)Developmental Genetics LabT 1:30PM - 5:20PMNorris, Carolyn RUG Teaching Lab (UTL) 284
AS.020.340 (02)Developmental Genetics LabW 1:30PM - 5:20PMNorris, Carolyn RUG Teaching Lab (UTL) 284
AS.020.340 (03)Developmental Genetics LabW 1:30PM - 5:20PMNorris, Carolyn RUG Teaching Lab (UTL) 282
AS.020.340 (04)Developmental Genetics LabW 5:30PM - 9:20PMNorris, Carolyn RUG Teaching Lab (UTL) 284
AS.020.340 (05)Developmental Genetics LabW 5:30PM - 9:20PMNorris, Carolyn RUG Teaching Lab (UTL) 282
AS.020.340 (06)Developmental Genetics LabTh 1:30PM - 5:20PMNorris, Carolyn RUG Teaching Lab (UTL) 284
AS.020.340 (07)Developmental Genetics LabTh 1:30PM - 5:20PMNorris, Carolyn RUG Teaching Lab (UTL) 282
AS.020.347 (01)AIDSTTh 1:30PM - 2:45PMSchroer, Trina AMudd 100BIOL-UL
AS.020.361 (01)Advanced Research Lab in Cell and Molecular BiologyTTh 2:30PM - 6:30PMWu, CarlUG Teaching Lab (UTL) 387BIOL-UL
AS.020.363 (01)Developmental BiologyMWF 10:00AM - 10:50AMNorris, Carolyn R, Van Doren, MarkMudd 26BMED-CTE
AS.020.374 (01)Comparative PhysiologyTTh 12:00PM - 1:15PMCoppola, AnnaShaffer 303BIOL-UL, BEHB-BIOBEH
AS.020.377 (01)Comparative Physiology LabM 1:30PM - 5:00PMCoppola, AnnaUG Teaching Lab (UTL) G72
AS.020.377 (02)Comparative Physiology LabF 1:30PM - 5:00PMCoppola, AnnaUG Teaching Lab (UTL) G72
AS.020.402 (01)Master's Seminar: Molecular and Cellular Biology IIF 9:00AM - 12:00PMCoppola, AnnaMudd 120
AS.020.410 (01)Teaching and Learning in BiologyF 11:00AM - 11:50AMFisher, Emily J, Roberson, Christov, Tifft Oshinnaiye, Katie ElizabethUG Teaching Lab (UTL) 189
AS.020.442 (01)Mentoring in General BiologyM 5:00PM - 5:50PMPearlman, Rebecca Shari, Shingles, Richard