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: 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 4:00PM - 4:50PM
  • Instructor: Horner, Robert D
  • Room: Mudd 120  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 12/12
  • 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 4:00PM - 4:50PM
  • Instructor: Horner, Robert D
  • Room: Mudd 120  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 12/12
  • 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.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 12:00PM - 1:15PM
  • Instructor: Pearlman, Rebecca Shari, Shingles, Richard
  • Room:    
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 212/285
  • 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.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 12:00PM - 1:15PM
  • Instructor: Roberson, Christov
  • Room:    
  • Status: Reserved Open
  • Seats Available: 173/285
  • 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: Reserved Open
  • Seats Available: 26/72
  • 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: Open
  • Seats Available: 35/72
  • 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: Open
  • Seats Available: 46/72
  • 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: Open
  • Seats Available: 46/72
  • PosTag(s): n/a

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: Open
  • Seats Available: 50/72
  • 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: Open
  • Seats Available: 46/72
  • PosTag(s): n/a

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: Croft Hall B32  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 1/19
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Molecular Biology
AS.020.304 (01)

This course will focus on the ways that nucleic acids direct the synthesis of nucleic acids and proteins. Emphasis will be on modern techniques to study these fundamental processes and important biological molecules. This course fulfills a core requirement for biology majors and molecular and cellular biology majors. This course does not fulfill the elective requirement for biology or molecular and cellular biology majors.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 12:00PM - 1:15PM
  • Instructor: Fisher, Emily J, Johnston, Robert J, Jr.
  • Room:    
  • Status: Reserved Open
  • Seats Available: 38/340
  • PosTag(s): n/a

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: MW 12:00PM - 1:15PM
  • Instructor: Hilser, Vincent, Tifft Oshinnaiye, Kathryn Elizabeth
  • Room:    
  • Status: Reserved Open
  • Seats Available: 40/470
  • 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: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Schildbach, Joel F
  • Room:    
  • Status: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 10/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

The Biology of Disease
AS.020.314 (01)

Explore the current understanding of the biology of diseases in this upper-level elective! Each week, a new faculty member will present one class in a lecture style, followed by one class in an interactive discussion style. The faculty member will describe a disease and the fundamental biology relating to that disease and discuss the current state of the field, how their research influenced understanding of the disease, and progress towards treatments. The topics will build upon the basic concepts covered in genetics, cell biology, and molecular biology, and introduce topics related to biochemistry and developmental biology. The class will discuss a wide range of diseases including vision disorders, neurodegenerative diseases, and cancer. Class assessment will be based on homework involving asking questions about the seminar, writing brief summaries of seminars and discussions, and a final project related to topics and techniques from the semester. Open to juniors and seniors.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 3:00PM - 4:15PM
  • Instructor: Fisher, Emily J, Tifft Oshinnaiye, Kathryn Elizabeth
  • Room:    
  • Status: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 154/240
  • 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: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/18
  • 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: 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

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: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/18
  • PosTag(s): CHBE-ACBE

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: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/18
  • PosTag(s): CHBE-ACBE

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: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/18
  • PosTag(s): CHBE-ACBE

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: 0/18
  • PosTag(s): CHBE-ACBE

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: T 1:30PM - 4:30PM
  • Instructor: Horner, Robert D
  • Room: UG Teaching Lab (UTL) 182  
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/18
  • PosTag(s): CHBE-ACBE

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: W 1:30PM - 4:30PM
  • Instructor: Horner, Robert D
  • Room: UG Teaching Lab (UTL) 182  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/18
  • PosTag(s): CHBE-ACBE

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: Th 1:30PM - 4:30PM
  • Instructor: Horner, Robert D
  • Room: UG Teaching Lab (UTL) 182  
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/18
  • PosTag(s): CHBE-ACBE

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: F 1:30PM - 4:30PM
  • Instructor: Horner, Robert D
  • Room: UG Teaching Lab (UTL) 182  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 1/18
  • 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: 2.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: T 10:30AM - 11:45AM
  • Instructor: Fisher, Emily J
  • Room: UG Teaching Lab (UTL) 189  
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/19
  • PosTag(s): BIOL-UL

Microbiology
AS.020.329 (02)

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: 2.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: Th 10:30AM - 11:45AM
  • Instructor: Fisher, Emily J
  • Room: UG Teaching Lab (UTL) 189  
  • Status: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 2/18
  • PosTag(s): BIOL-UL

Human Genetics
AS.020.331 (01)

Will examine the growing impact of human genetics on the biological sciences, on law and medicine, and on our understanding of human origins. Topics include structure and evolution of human genome, genetic and physical mapping of human chromosomes, molecular genetics of inherited diseases and forensic genetics.

  • Credits: 2.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 10:30AM - 11:45AM
  • Instructor: Hedgecock, Edward M
  • Room:    
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 91/190
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Bioenergetics
AS.020.335 (01)

Lectures will focus on the study of energy flow in living organisms and between them and their environment. For all of land and most of aquatic living systems the ultimate source of energy is sunlight, which, in turn, drives the primary conversion of physical energy (photon flow) into chemical energy, ultimately stored in primary metabolites. This process is Photosynthesis, in which the capture of photons initiates a chain of oxidation-reduction reactions which, via ensuing electron flow among appropriate carries embedded within biological insulators (bio-membranes), yield a transmembrane electrochemical gradient ( a battery). This potential is ultimately utilized to produce high energy chemicals, the fuel that drives all forms of metabolism and supports the manifestation of the phenomena of Life. The sequence of events is reversed during oxidative metabolism, e.g. in mitochondria. Student presentations will follow focused on specific topics of energy utilization by selected biological process as well as on issues of Bioremediation. Course performance will be assessed by short quizzes (30%),the extent and quality of student participation in group discussions (20%) and by the quality of the presentation (50%) of the student-selected topic in the second part of the course. Enrollment priority to Biology, MCB and Biophysics majors. Prerequisite: Biochemistry 020.305 or equivalent. Enrollment by instructor only

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 3:00PM - 4:15PM
  • Instructor: Moudrianakis, E N
  • Room: Mudd 100  
  • Status: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 0/18
  • PosTag(s): BIOL-UL

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: 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)

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: 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)

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: 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 (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: 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

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: Meyers, David L
  • Room: Krieger 170  
  • Status: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 12/35
  • PosTag(s): n/a

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: Krieger 170  
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/40
  • PosTag(s): BIOL-UL

Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Reproduction
AS.020.364 (01)

This course will address current research in the cellular and molecular biology of fundamental reproductive processes. The topics covered will vary from year to year, based on current issues in the scientific literature. The focus will be on cellular and molecular mechanisms involved in the synthesis and actions of hormones, gametogenesis, fertilization, pathologies of the reproductive tracts, developmental origins of reproductive health and disease, contraception, and infertility. The emphasis will be on defining cellular and molecular mechanisms that regulate reproductive processes, identifying the hypotheses tested in scientific papers and the strengths and limitations of experimental methods used to test the hypotheses, and evaluating and integrating data described in scientific papers. Classes will consist of a mix of lectures and student oral presentations. Recommended coursework: Reproductive Physiology

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: W 5:00PM - 6:45PM
  • Instructor: Zirkin, Barry R
  • Room: Olin 305  
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/19
  • PosTag(s): BIOL-UL

Comparative 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:    
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/100
  • PosTag(s): BIOL-UL, BEHB-BIOBEH

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: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 1/18
  • PosTag(s): BIOL-UL

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: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/22
  • PosTag(s): BIOL-UL

Master's Seminar: 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: F 9:00AM - 12:00PM
  • Instructor: Coppola, Anna
  • Room: Mudd 100  
  • Status: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 14/20
  • 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 10:00AM - 10:50AM
  • Instructor: Fisher, Emily J, Roberson, Christov, Tifft Oshinnaiye, Kathryn Elizabeth
  • Room: Mudd 23  
  • Status: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 3/18
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Mentoring in General Biology
AS.020.441 (01)

To become a mentor, students must have successfully completed AS.020.151/152, must apply using the form on the Biology Dept. website ( https://bio.jhu.edu/undergraduate/courses/ ), and must be accepted by the instructors. The deadline to apply is April 15th. S/U

  • Credits: 1.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: M 5:00PM - 5:15PM
  • Instructor: Pearlman, Rebecca Shari, Shingles, Richard
  • Room:    
  • Status: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 10/36
  • PosTag(s): n/a

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:    
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 2/195
  • PosTag(s): BIOL-UL, BMED-SB, COGS-NEURO

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:    
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/100
  • PosTag(s): BIOL-UL, BEHB-BIOBEH

Course # (Section) Title Day/Times Instructor Room PosTag(s) Info
AS.020.106 (01)Freshman Seminar: TuberculosisT 4:00PM - 4:50PMHorner, Robert DMudd 120
 
AS.020.106 (02)Freshman Seminar: TuberculosisF 4:00PM - 4:50PMHorner, Robert DMudd 120
 
AS.020.151 (01)General Biology IMW 12:00PM - 1:15PMPearlman, Rebecca Shari, Shingles, Richard 
 
AS.020.151 (02)General Biology ITTh 12:00PM - 1:15PMRoberson, Christov 
 
AS.020.153 (01)General Biology Laboratory IM 1:30PM - 4:20PMPearlman, Rebecca ShariUG Teaching Lab (UTL) 272
 
AS.020.153 (02)General Biology Laboratory IT 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.020.153 (04)General Biology Laboratory ITh 1:30PM - 4:20PMPearlman, Rebecca ShariUG Teaching Lab (UTL) 272
 
AS.020.153 (05)General Biology Laboratory IF 1:30PM - 4:20PMPearlman, Rebecca ShariUG Teaching Lab (UTL) 272
 
AS.020.153 (06)General Biology Laboratory IT 9:00AM - 11:50AMPearlman, Rebecca ShariUG Teaching Lab (UTL) 272
 
AS.020.161 (01)Current Events in Biology IT 12:00PM - 12:50PMPearlman, Rebecca ShariCroft Hall B32
 
AS.020.304 (01)Molecular BiologyTTh 12:00PM - 1:15PMFisher, Emily J, Johnston, Robert J, Jr. 
 
AS.020.305 (01)BiochemistryMW 12:00PM - 1:15PMHilser, Vincent, Tifft Oshinnaiye, Kathryn Elizabeth 
 
AS.020.305 (31)JHUBiochemistrySchildbach, Joel F 
 
AS.020.314 (01)The Biology of DiseaseMW 3:00PM - 4:15PMFisher, Emily J, Tifft Oshinnaiye, Kathryn Elizabeth 
 
BIOL-UL
AS.020.315 (01)Biochemistry Project labM 1:30PM - 4:30PMJohnson, Eric AUG Teaching Lab (UTL) 172
 
CHBE-ACBE
AS.020.315 (02)Biochemistry Project labT 1:30PM - 4:30PMJohnson, Eric AUG Teaching Lab (UTL) 172
 
CHBE-ACBE
AS.020.315 (03)Biochemistry Project labW 1:30PM - 4:30PMJohnson, Eric AUG Teaching Lab (UTL) 172
 
CHBE-ACBE
AS.020.315 (04)Biochemistry Project labTh 1:30PM - 4:30PMJohnson, Eric AUG Teaching Lab (UTL) 172
 
CHBE-ACBE
AS.020.315 (05)Biochemistry Project labF 1:30PM - 4:30PMJohnson, Eric AUG Teaching Lab (UTL) 172
 
CHBE-ACBE
AS.020.316 (01)Cell Biology LabM 1:30PM - 4:30PMHorner, Robert DUG Teaching Lab (UTL) 182
 
CHBE-ACBE
AS.020.316 (02)Cell Biology LabT 1:30PM - 4:30PMHorner, Robert DUG Teaching Lab (UTL) 182
 
CHBE-ACBE
AS.020.316 (03)Cell Biology LabW 1:30PM - 4:30PMHorner, Robert DUG Teaching Lab (UTL) 182
 
CHBE-ACBE
AS.020.316 (04)Cell Biology LabTh 1:30PM - 4:30PMHorner, Robert DUG Teaching Lab (UTL) 182
 
CHBE-ACBE
AS.020.316 (05)Cell Biology LabF 1:30PM - 4:30PMHorner, Robert DUG Teaching Lab (UTL) 182
 
CHBE-ACBE
AS.020.329 (01)MicrobiologyT 10:30AM - 11:45AMFisher, Emily JUG Teaching Lab (UTL) 189
 
BIOL-UL
AS.020.329 (02)MicrobiologyTh 10:30AM - 11:45AMFisher, Emily JUG Teaching Lab (UTL) 189
 
BIOL-UL
AS.020.331 (01)Human GeneticsTTh 10:30AM - 11:45AMHedgecock, Edward M 
 
AS.020.335 (01)BioenergeticsMW 3:00PM - 4:15PMMoudrianakis, E NMudd 100
 
BIOL-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 5:30PM - 9:20PMNorris, Carolyn RUG Teaching Lab (UTL) 284
 
AS.020.340 (04)Developmental Genetics LabTh 1:30PM - 5:20PMNorris, Carolyn RUG Teaching Lab (UTL) 284
 
AS.020.350 (01)Introduction to Clinical MedicineT 6:30PM - 8:50PMMeyers, David LKrieger 170
 
AS.020.351 (01)Cancer BiologyTTh 1:30PM - 2:45PMHoyt, Myles AndrewKrieger 170
 
BIOL-UL
AS.020.364 (01)Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of ReproductionW 5:00PM - 6:45PMZirkin, Barry ROlin 305
 
BIOL-UL
AS.020.374 (01)Comparative PhysiologyTTh 12:00PM - 1:15PMCoppola, Anna 
 
BIOL-UL, BEHB-BIOBEH
AS.020.382 (01)A Biophysical View of BiologyTTh 1:30PM - 2:45PMSchleif, Robert FMudd 23
 
BIOL-UL
AS.020.385 (01)EpigeneticsMW 1:30PM - 2:45PMChen, Xin, Kim, JohnMudd 100
 
BIOL-UL
AS.020.401 (01)Master's Seminar: Molecular & Cellular Biology IF 9:00AM - 12:00PMCoppola, AnnaMudd 100
 
AS.020.410 (01)Teaching and Learning in BiologyF 10:00AM - 10:50AMFisher, Emily J, Roberson, Christov, Tifft Oshinnaiye, Kathryn ElizabethMudd 23
 
AS.020.441 (01)Mentoring in General BiologyM 5:00PM - 5:15PMPearlman, Rebecca Shari, Shingles, Richard 
 
AS.080.305 (01)Neuroscience: Cellular and Systems ITTh 10:30AM - 11:45AMFetsch, Christopher R, Kuchibhotla, Kishore V, Zhao, Haiqing 
 
BIOL-UL, BMED-SB, COGS-NEURO
AS.250.351 (01)Reproductive PhysiologyW 3:00PM - 4:45PMZirkin, Barry R 
 
BIOL-UL, BEHB-BIOBEH