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 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 Students who have credit for AP Biology but take General Biology Lab II will lose all four credits of their overall credit for AP Biology.

  • Credits: 1.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 24/72
  • PosTag(s): n/a

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
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 59/150
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Project Lab: Phage Discovery
AS.020.137 (01)

This is a shortened version of the Phage Hunting I course. Students will isolate, purify, characterize, and image novel bacteriophages from the environment based on their ability to lyse and kill specific bacteria.

  • Credits: 1.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 3/22
  • 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 Students who have credit for AP Biology but take General Biology Lab II will lose all four credits of their overall credit for AP Biology.

  • Credits: 1.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 17/72
  • 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
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 8/315
  • 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 Students who have credit for AP Biology but take General Biology Lab II will lose all four credits of their overall credit for AP Biology.

  • Credits: 1.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/72
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Phage Hunting II
AS.020.136 (01)

This is an introductory course open to all freshman regardless of intended major. No science background is required. This is the second semester of a year-long research-based project lab course in which students will participate in a nation-wide program in collaboration with undergraduates at other colleges. In the spring semester, students will annotate the genome of a bacteriophage isolated and characterized by a student in AS.020.135, in preparation for submission to a database and eventual publication. Enrollment by permission of the instructor only.

  • Credits: 1.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 12/24
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Bioenergetics
AS.020.115 (01)

This course is a combination of lectures, student presentations and group discussions that address fundamental principles and also contemporary issues examining the way all forms of Life on Earth are ultimately dependent on sunlight to satisfy their food and energy requirements. We examine the steps from the capture of Physical energy (photons), to the development of electrochemical potentials and finally, to their utilization by cellular organelles towards the synthesis of the chemical "currency" that fuels all biological processes (biosynthesis, cell communication, movements, etc.). Special emphasis will be on current developments in biotechnologies that utilize microbial populations to supply us with fuels and also to clean up environmental hazards. The course will also consider ways to extract lessons from Nature's successful designs and harmonious adaptations so that we, in the long run, can utilize them towards a minimization of our negative impact on the environment. Note: Freshmen and Sophomores only, with good foundations in any two of the following: Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Biophysics.

  • Credits: 2.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 15/25
  • 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 Students who have credit for AP Biology but take General Biology Lab II will lose all four credits of their overall credit for AP Biology.

  • Credits: 1.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 1/72
  • 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 Students who have credit for AP Biology but take General Biology Lab II will lose all four credits of their overall credit for AP Biology.

  • Credits: 1.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 34/72
  • 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: 4.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 28/100
  • 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
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 3/19
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Developmental Genetics Lab
AS.020.340 (01)

This laboratory explores the genetics of living organisms, and students in each section will therefore be required to return to lab on succeeding days to observe and record the results of their experiments. Recommended Course Background: AS.020.316

  • Credits: 2.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/17
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Developmental Genetics Lab
AS.020.340 (02)

This laboratory explores the genetics of living organisms, and students in each section will therefore be required to return to lab on succeeding days to observe and record the results of their experiments. Recommended Course Background: AS.020.316

  • Credits: 2.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/17
  • 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: 4.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 27/320
  • 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
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/20
  • 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
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 2/20
  • 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
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/20
  • 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
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 2/20
  • 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
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 2/22
  • 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
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/305
  • 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
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 13/22
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Human Genome Variation
AS.020.319 (01)

Our bodies differ from one another because of variations in our DNA. This course explores how human populations obtained their unique patterns of variation, and how this variation can be utilized to understand the history, migrations, and interactions of peoples. We will study modern DNA testing methods and what they can tell consumers about their ancestry, health, preferences, and other types of phenotypic diversity. Are such DNA tests ethical?

  • Credits: 2.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/24
  • PosTag(s): BIOL-UL

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
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 3/20
  • PosTag(s): CHBE-ACBE

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
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 3/20
  • PosTag(s): CHBE-ACBE

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
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 2/20
  • PosTag(s): CHBE-ACBE

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
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 12/27
  • 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
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 2/114
  • PosTag(s): BIOL-UL, CHBE-ACBE

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
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 3/20
  • 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
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 1/20
  • PosTag(s): CHBE-ACBE

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
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/20
  • PosTag(s): CHBE-ACBE

Bioenergetics
AS.020.335 (01)

This course is a combination of lectures, student presentations and group discussions that address fundamental principles and also contemporary issues examining the way all forms of Life on Earth are ultimately dependent on sunlight to satisfy their food and energy requirements. We examine the steps from the capture of Physical energy (photons), to the development of electrochemical potentials and finally, to their utilization by cellular organelles towards the synthesis of the chemical "currency" that fuels all biological processes (biosynthesis, cell communication, movements, etc.). Special emphasis will be on current developments in biotechnologies that utilize microbial populations to supply us with fuels and also to clean up environmental hazards. The course will also consider ways to extract lessons from Nature's successful designs and harmonious adaptations so that we, in the long run, can utilize them towards a minimization of our negative impact on the environment. Note for Juniors and Seniors: in addition to attending the lectures they are expected to analyze assigned relevant research articles and submit reports of their analyses and conclusions. Admission, by approval of instructor.

  • Credits: 2.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Canceled
  • Seats Available: 5/5
  • PosTag(s): BIOL-UL, BEHB-BIOBEH

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 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 epigenetic factors conserved 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 very large protein complexes are organized in nuclear space and time. Students will also gain practical experience in yeast molecular genetics by engineering protein tags on designated nuclear and chromatin factors, and evaluating protein functionality under natural levels of expression. The focus for spring 2019 will be sequence-specific transcription factors, including pioneer-like transcription factors which are master regulators of gene expression. Students will have 24/7 access to laboratory facilities and are expected to commit two afternoons (~8 hours/week) to their projects. Pre-requisites: Advanced sophomores or upper level students. A minimum of four introductory science courses, including Genetics, Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Physics, Computational Biology, Biophysics, or Computer Sciences. Not open to freshmen. Class size 4-6 students. Permission required to register; interested students should contact Professor Carl Wu (wuc@jhu.edu). The semester course fulfills 3 credits towards the undergraduate B.S. research requirement. Laboratory and Lecture: 2.00 pm – 6.00 pm Tuesdays, Thursdays (spring semester)

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Closed
  • Seats Available: 2/6
  • PosTag(s): BIOL-UL

Seminar: Molecular & Cellular Biology
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
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 9/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Developmental Genetics Lab
AS.020.340 (04)

This laboratory explores the genetics of living organisms, and students in each section will therefore be required to return to lab on succeeding days to observe and record the results of their experiments. Recommended Course Background: AS.020.316

  • Credits: 2.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/17
  • 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, 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. The deadline to apply is April 8th. Recommended Course Background: AS.020.151/AS.020.152

  • Credits: 1.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/24
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Virology
AS.020.344 (01)

This course will cover basic principles of viral replication and pathogenesis, as well as the host response to viral infection. It will then focus on several viruses of interest, including HIV-1, Influenza, Human Papilloma Virus, Hepatitis C, Ebola Virus, and Zika Virus.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 29/60
  • PosTag(s): BIOL-UL

Mentoring in General Biology
AS.020.442 (02)

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/AS.020.152, must apply using the form on the Biology Department website, and must be accepted by the instructors. The deadline to apply is April 8th. Recommended Course Background: AS.020.151/AS.020.152

  • Credits: 1.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 3/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

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
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 7/12
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Fundamentals of Genome Informatics
AS.020.355 (01)

This course will cover fundamental methods used in the analysis of genomic sequencing data, with a particular focus on recent developments in comparative and functional genomic assays. In particular, we will cover approaches for 1) genomic sequencing and assembly, including resequencing and personal genomes, 2) comparing genomes and modeling genome evolution, 3) identifying functional elements using both functional genomicsand computational models. While the course will focus on particular problems in genomics, we will emphasize core algorithmic concepts that generalize to the analysis of other types of biological data.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 7/25
  • PosTag(s): BIOL-UL

Comparative Physiology Lab
AS.020.377 (04)

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
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/12
  • 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
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/12
  • PosTag(s): n/a

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
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 21/90
  • PosTag(s): BIOL-UL, BEHB-BIOBEH

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. Prerequisite: AS.020.306

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 40/75
  • PosTag(s): BIOL-UL

Human Anatomy
AS.020.375 (01)

This course is meant to be an introduction to human gross anatomy. It will seek to give students enough background in anatomical knowledge and vocabulary to help them in their initial training in medical school, however, it will not be a substitute for anatomy courses in medical school. It will focus on normal adult anatomy, and it will cover each of the main regions of the body – i.e., thorax, abdomen and pelvis, back and limbs, and head-&-neck. Lectures will cover descriptive and functional anatomy, ultimately leaving students with a better understanding of anatomical terminology and 3D relationships of structures within the human body, and better problem-solving skills as they begin to relate symptoms to causes, again at the gross anatomical level.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 13/125
  • PosTag(s): BIOL-UL, BEHB-BIOBEH

Developmental Genetics Lab
AS.020.340 (03)

This laboratory explores the genetics of living organisms, and students in each section will therefore be required to return to lab on succeeding days to observe and record the results of their experiments. Recommended Course Background: AS.020.316

  • Credits: 2.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/17
  • PosTag(s): n/a

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
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 146/300
  • PosTag(s): BMED-CTE

Comparative Physiology Lab
AS.020.377 (03)

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
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 1/12
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Intro To Human Skeleton
AS.020.365 (01)

This course will provide a basic understanding of human skeletal biology, including bone composition and bone growth, recognition of skeletal elements, functional anatomy of different skeletal systems, comparative anatomy, and forensic anthropology (sexing and aging, body size reconstruction, bone pathology). Lectures will be combined with hands-on experience with bone models and real bone specimens.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/30
  • PosTag(s): ARCH-RELATE, BEHB-BIOBEH, BIOL-UL

Course # (Section) Title Day/Times Instructor Room PosTag(s) Info
AS.020.154 (05)General Biology Lab IIF 1:30PM - 4:20PMPearlman, Rebecca ShariUG Teaching Lab (UTL) 272
AS.020.152 (01)General Biology IIMWF 12:00PM - 12:50PMPearlman, Rebecca Shari, Shingles, RichardRemsen Hall 1
AS.020.137 (01)Project Lab: Phage DiscoveryW 1:30PM - 4:00PMFisher, Emily JUG Teaching Lab (UTL) G72
AS.020.154 (04)General Biology Lab IITh 1:30PM - 4:20PMPearlman, Rebecca ShariUG Teaching Lab (UTL) 272
AS.020.152 (02)General Biology IITTh 12:00PM - 1:15PMRoberson, ChristovMudd 26
AS.020.154 (02)General Biology Lab IIT 1:30PM - 4:20PMPearlman, Rebecca ShariUG Teaching Lab (UTL) 272
AS.020.136 (01)Phage Hunting IIT 1:30PM - 4:00PMFisher, Emily JUG Teaching Lab (UTL) 189
AS.020.115 (01)BioenergeticsT 1:30PM - 3:00PMMoudrianakis, E NMudd 23
AS.020.154 (01)General Biology Lab IIM 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.020.305 (01)BiochemistryMWF 10:00AM - 11:20AMFisher, Emily J, Roberson, Christov, Tifft Oshinnaiye, Kathryn ElizabethMudd 100
AS.020.162 (01)Current Events in Biology IITh 12:00PM - 12:50PMPearlman, Rebecca ShariCroft Hall B32
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.020.306 (01)Cell BiologyMWF 12:00PM - 1:15PMKim, Yumi, Tifft Oshinnaiye, Kathryn ElizabethMudd 26
AS.020.316 (03)Cell Biology LabT 1:30PM - 4:30PMHorner, Robert DUG Teaching Lab (UTL) 182CHBE-ACBE
AS.020.316 (01)Cell Biology LabM 1:30PM - 4:30PMHorner, Robert DUG Teaching Lab (UTL) 182CHBE-ACBE
AS.020.316 (04)Cell Biology LabT 1:30PM - 4:30PMHorner, Robert DUG Teaching Lab (UTL) 182CHBE-ACBE
AS.020.316 (02)Cell Biology LabM 1:30PM - 4:30PMHorner, Robert DUG Teaching Lab (UTL) 182CHBE-ACBE
AS.020.315 (02)Biochemistry Project labF 1:30PM - 5:20PMJohnson, Eric AUG Teaching Lab (UTL) 172
AS.020.312 (01)Introduction to the Human BrainTTh 10:30AM - 11:45AMHedgecock, Edward MRemsen Hall 1BIOL-UL
AS.020.315 (01)Biochemistry Project labTh 1:30PM - 5:20PMJohnson, Eric AUG Teaching Lab (UTL) 172
AS.020.319 (01)Human Genome VariationF 2:00PM - 4:00PMCunningham, Kyle WMudd 100BIOL-UL
AS.020.316 (06)Cell Biology LabW 1:30PM - 4:30PMHorner, Robert DUG Teaching Lab (UTL) 182CHBE-ACBE
AS.020.316 (07)Cell Biology LabTh 1:30PM - 4:30PMHorner, Robert DUG Teaching Lab (UTL) 182CHBE-ACBE
AS.020.316 (08)Cell Biology LabTh 1:30PM - 4:30PMHorner, Robert DUG Teaching Lab (UTL) 182CHBE-ACBE
AS.020.320 (01)Cell Division Mechanisms and RegulationMW 1:30PM - 2:45PMHoyt, Myles AndrewMudd 100BIOL-UL
AS.020.337 (01)Stem Cells & the Biology of Aging & DiseaseW 3:00PM - 4:45PMZirkin, Barry ROlin 305BIOL-UL, CHBE-ACBE
AS.020.316 (09)Cell Biology LabF 1:30PM - 4:30PMHorner, Robert DUG Teaching Lab (UTL) 182CHBE-ACBE
AS.020.316 (05)Cell Biology LabW 1:30PM - 4:30PMHorner, Robert DUG Teaching Lab (UTL) 182CHBE-ACBE
AS.020.316 (10)Cell Biology LabF 1:30PM - 4:20PMHorner, Robert DUG Teaching Lab (UTL) 182CHBE-ACBE
AS.020.335 (01)BioenergeticsT 1:30PM - 3:00PMMoudrianakis, E NMudd 23BIOL-UL, BEHB-BIOBEH
AS.020.361 (01)Advanced Research Lab in Cell and Molecular BiologyTTh 2:00PM - 6:00PMWu, CarlUG Teaching Lab (UTL) 387BIOL-UL
AS.020.402 (01)Seminar: Molecular & Cellular BiologyTh 5:00PM - 8:00PMTifft Oshinnaiye, Kathryn ElizabethMudd 120
AS.020.340 (04)Developmental Genetics LabW 5:30PM - 9:20PMNorris, Carolyn RUG Teaching Lab (UTL) 284
AS.020.442 (01)Mentoring in General BiologyF 1:10PM - 1:20PMPearlman, Rebecca Shari, Shingles, RichardUG Teaching Lab (UTL) 289
AS.020.344 (01)VirologyTTh 1:30PM - 2:45PMBeemon, Karen LMudd 100BIOL-UL
AS.020.442 (02)Mentoring in General BiologyF 1:30PM - 1:40PMPearlman, Rebecca Shari, Shingles, RichardUG Teaching Lab (UTL) 289
AS.020.377 (01)Comparative Physiology LabM 1:30PM - 5:30PMCoppola, AnnaUG Teaching Lab (UTL) G72
AS.020.355 (01)Fundamentals of Genome InformaticsMW 12:00PM - 1:15PMTaylor, JamesUG Teaching Lab (UTL) 398BIOL-UL
AS.020.377 (04)Comparative Physiology LabF 1:30PM - 5:30PMCoppola, AnnaUG Teaching Lab (UTL) G72
AS.020.377 (02)Comparative Physiology LabT 1:30PM - 5:30PMCoppola, AnnaUG Teaching Lab (UTL) G72
AS.020.374 (01)Comparative PhysiologyTTh 12:00PM - 1:15PMCoppola, AnnaShaffer 303BIOL-UL, BEHB-BIOBEH
AS.020.347 (01)AIDSTTh 1:30PM - 2:45PMSchroer, Trina ABloomberg 361BIOL-UL
AS.020.375 (01)Human AnatomyTTh 3:00PM - 4:15PMSylvester, AdamMergenthaler 111BIOL-UL, BEHB-BIOBEH
AS.020.340 (03)Developmental Genetics LabTh 1:30PM - 5:20PMNorris, Carolyn RUG Teaching Lab (UTL) 284
AS.020.363 (01)Developmental BiologyMWF 10:00AM - 10:50AMNorris, Carolyn R, Van Doren, MarkMudd 26BMED-CTE
AS.020.377 (03)Comparative Physiology LabTh 1:30PM - 5:30PMCoppola, AnnaUG Teaching Lab (UTL) G72
AS.020.365 (01)Intro To Human SkeletonMW 3:00PM - 4:15PMRuff, Christopher BBloomberg 464ARCH-RELATE, BEHB-BIOBEH, BIOL-UL

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.

Developmental Genetics Lab
AS.020.340 (11)

Modern Advances in Genome Engineering with CRISPR: CRISPR is widely considered to be one of the greatest advances in science in the past decade, providing researchers with the tools to precisely and affordably edit genomes in a timely and targeted manner. In additional to this commonly discussed laboratory usage of the CRISPR system, this technique serves many other roles in both nature and laboratory settings, and is utilized in a vast array of model organisms.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 25/30
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Mini-Term: Model Organisms in Medical Research
AS.020.390 (21)

This course is an analysis of model organisms, such as nematodes, fruit flies, and mice. Students will be going into details about the characteristics (e.g. genders, genetics tools, life span, cost, housing, organ systems, & development, etc.) and advantages of each model organism and what fields of research they are used for (e.g. how a fly versus a mouse are both used in cardiac research but for different reasons) and how to choose which model organism to use to address a biological question.

  • Credits: 1.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 25/30
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Discover Hopkins: Introduction to Laboratory Research
AS.020.120 (51)

This course will introduce students to a variety of biochemical and molecular biological laboratory techniques. These will include DNA analysis by restriction enzyme mapping, amplification of DNA segments by PCR, lipid analysis by chromatography. Additionally, students will visit a variety of biological laboratories to observe actual research projects. * Prerequisites: High school biology and chemistry.

  • Credits: 1.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 12/20
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Mini-Term: Techniques in Molecular Biology
AS.020.126 (73)

This course is designed to supplement the scientific classroom experience of students by providing hands on experience with the essential core molecular biology techniques of bacterial DNA cloning, DNA analysis, and protein analysis. Students will be able to understand and explain how these methodologies work scientifically and will develop the basic laboratory skills necessary for the successful completion of the assays.

  • Credits: 1.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 24/30
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Introduction to Biological Molecules
AS.020.205 (21)

This course presents an overview to biochemistry and molecular biology, especially focusing on biotechnology and medicine. Students will have classroom and laboratory experience and group presentations. Prerequisite: High school level Chemistry and Biology (both with a grade of A).

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 3/24
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Biochemistry
AS.020.305 (11)

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.

  • Credits: 4.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 37/50
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Discover Hopkins: Introduction to Laboratory Research
AS.020.120 (41)

This course will introduce students to a variety of biochemical and molecular biological laboratory techniques. These will include DNA analysis by restriction enzyme mapping, amplification of DNA segments by PCR, lipid analysis by chromatography. Additionally, students will visit a variety of biological laboratories to observe actual research projects. * Prerequisites: High school biology and chemistry.

  • Credits: 1.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/20
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Introduction to Biological Molecules
AS.020.205 (22)

This course presents an overview to biochemistry and molecular biology, especially focusing on biotechnology and medicine. Students will have classroom and laboratory experience and group presentations. Prerequisite: High school level Chemistry and Biology (both with a grade of A).

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/24
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Discover Hopkins: Introduction to Laboratory Research
AS.020.120 (61)

This course will introduce students to a variety of biochemical and molecular biological laboratory techniques. These will include DNA analysis by restriction enzyme mapping, amplification of DNA segments by PCR, lipid analysis by chromatography. Additionally, students will visit a variety of biological laboratories to observe actual research projects. * Prerequisites: High school biology and chemistry.

  • Credits: 1.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/20
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Mini-Term: Model Organisms in Medical Research
AS.020.390 (73)

This course is an analysis of model organisms, such as nematodes, fruit flies, and mice. Students will be going into details about the characteristics (e.g. genders, genetics tools, life span, cost, housing, organ systems, & development, etc.) and advantages of each model organism and what fields of research they are used for (e.g. how a fly versus a mouse are both used in cardiac research but for different reasons) and how to choose which model organism to use to address a biological question.

  • Credits: 1.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Canceled
  • Seats Available: 30/30
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Mini-Term: Model Organisms in Medical Research
AS.020.390 (71)

This course is an analysis of model organisms, such as nematodes, fruit flies, and mice. Students will be going into details about the characteristics (e.g. genders, genetics tools, life span, cost, housing, organ systems, & development, etc.) and advantages of each model organism and what fields of research they are used for (e.g. how a fly versus a mouse are both used in cardiac research but for different reasons) and how to choose which model organism to use to address a biological question.

  • Credits: 1.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Canceled
  • Seats Available: 30/30
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Mini-Term: Model Organisms in Medical Research
AS.020.390 (75)

This course is an analysis of model organisms, such as nematodes, fruit flies, and mice. Students will be going into details about the characteristics (e.g. genders, genetics tools, life span, cost, housing, organ systems, & development, etc.) and advantages of each model organism and what fields of research they are used for (e.g. how a fly versus a mouse are both used in cardiac research but for different reasons) and how to choose which model organism to use to address a biological question.

  • Credits: 1.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Canceled
  • Seats Available: 30/30
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Discover Hopkins Medical School Intensive
AS.360.163 (47)

The 2-week program is designed to engage bright high school students who are interested in medicine. Taught and guided by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine faculty post-docs and fellows, students will learn basic knowledge and techniques related to surgery, internal medicine, pediatrics, emergency medicine, and biomedical science by participating in interactive lectures and labs, experiencing hands-on medical trainings at Johns Hopkins Medical Simulation Center, interviewing and networking with diverse medical professionals, and visiting the world-renowned hospital.

  • Credits: 1.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Closed
  • Seats Available: 0/22
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Discover Hopkins: Anatomy, Physiology, & Disease I
AS.360.101 (45)

An understanding of physiology is an invaluable part of any budding physicians or scientists repertoire. This course introduces classical physiology in the human body, and how it functions in both health and disease. This course will cover the core topics including nervous system, muscular, and cardiopulmonary physiology and disease. Additionally, students will be working outside the classroom to consolidate and reinforce their new understanding of the subject. Ultimately, knowledge of basic physiology should impact future research and serve as a foundation for all future scientific and biomedical endeavors. There are no prerequisites for the course.

  • Credits: 1.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 18/30
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Discover Hopkins Medical School Intensive
AS.360.163 (43)

The 2-week program is designed to engage bright high school students who are interested in medicine. Taught and guided by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine faculty post-docs and fellows, students will learn basic knowledge and techniques related to surgery, internal medicine, pediatrics, emergency medicine, and biomedical science by participating in interactive lectures and labs, experiencing hands-on medical trainings at Johns Hopkins Medical Simulation Center, interviewing and networking with diverse medical professionals, and visiting the world-renowned hospital.

  • Credits: 1.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/22
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Discover Hopkins Medical School Intensive
AS.360.163 (44)

The 2-week program is designed to engage bright high school students who are interested in medicine. Taught and guided by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine faculty post-docs and fellows, students will learn basic knowledge and techniques related to surgery, internal medicine, pediatrics, emergency medicine, and biomedical science by participating in interactive lectures and labs, experiencing hands-on medical trainings at Johns Hopkins Medical Simulation Center, interviewing and networking with diverse medical professionals, and visiting the world-renowned hospital.

  • Credits: 1.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/22
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Anatomy & Physiology
AS.020.392 (21)

Lectures will cover descriptive and functional anatomy; and should leave students with a better understanding of anatomical terminology and the relationship of structure to biological function within the human body. Additionally, students will gain perspective on human disease as they study the anatomical and functional basis of clinical symptoms.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 9/30
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Discover Hopkins: Anatomy, Physiology, & Disease
AS.360.101 (55)

An understanding of physiology is an invaluable part of any budding physicians or scientists repertoire. This course introduces classical physiology in the human body, and how it functions in both health and disease. This course will cover the core topics including nervous system, muscular, and cardiopulmonary physiology and disease. Additionally, students will be working outside the classroom to consolidate and reinforce their new understanding of the subject. Ultimately, knowledge of basic physiology should impact future research and serve as a foundation for all future scientific and biomedical endeavors. There are no prerequisites for the course.

  • Credits: 1.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 16/30
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Discover Hopkins Medical School Intensive
AS.360.163 (64)

The 2-week program is designed to engage bright high school students who are interested in medicine. Taught and guided by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine faculty post-docs and fellows, students will learn basic knowledge and techniques related to surgery, internal medicine, pediatrics, emergency medicine, and biomedical science by participating in interactive lectures and labs, experiencing hands-on medical trainings at Johns Hopkins Medical Simulation Center, interviewing and networking with diverse medical professionals, and visiting the world-renowned hospital.

  • Credits: 1.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/22
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Discover Hopkins Medical School Intensive
AS.360.163 (53)

The 2-week program is designed to engage bright high school students who are interested in medicine. Taught and guided by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine faculty post-docs and fellows, students will learn basic knowledge and techniques related to surgery, internal medicine, pediatrics, emergency medicine, and biomedical science by participating in interactive lectures and labs, experiencing hands-on medical trainings at Johns Hopkins Medical Simulation Center, interviewing and networking with diverse medical professionals, and visiting the world-renowned hospital.

  • Credits: 1.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/22
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Discover Hopkins: Anatomy, Physiology, & Disease I
AS.360.101 (65)

An understanding of physiology is an invaluable part of any budding physicians or scientists repertoire. This course introduces classical physiology in the human body, and how it functions in both health and disease. This course will cover the core topics including nervous system, muscular, and cardiopulmonary physiology and disease. Additionally, students will be working outside the classroom to consolidate and reinforce their new understanding of the subject. Ultimately, knowledge of basic physiology should impact future research and serve as a foundation for all future scientific and biomedical endeavors. There are no prerequisites for the course.

  • Credits: 1.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 34/35
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Discover Hopkins Medical School Intensive
AS.360.163 (54)

The 2-week program is designed to engage bright high school students who are interested in medicine. Taught and guided by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine faculty post-docs and fellows, students will learn basic knowledge and techniques related to surgery, internal medicine, pediatrics, emergency medicine, and biomedical science by participating in interactive lectures and labs, experiencing hands-on medical trainings at Johns Hopkins Medical Simulation Center, interviewing and networking with diverse medical professionals, and visiting the world-renowned hospital.

  • Credits: 1.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 1/22
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Discover Hopkins Medical School Intensive
AS.360.163 (63)

The 2-week program is designed to engage bright high school students who are interested in medicine. Taught and guided by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine faculty post-docs and fellows, students will learn basic knowledge and techniques related to surgery, internal medicine, pediatrics, emergency medicine, and biomedical science by participating in interactive lectures and labs, experiencing hands-on medical trainings at Johns Hopkins Medical Simulation Center, interviewing and networking with diverse medical professionals, and visiting the world-renowned hospital.

  • Credits: 1.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/22
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Discover Hopkins Medical School Intensive
AS.360.163 (57)

The 2-week program is designed to engage bright high school students who are interested in medicine. Taught and guided by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine faculty post-docs and fellows, students will learn basic knowledge and techniques related to surgery, internal medicine, pediatrics, emergency medicine, and biomedical science by participating in interactive lectures and labs, experiencing hands-on medical trainings at Johns Hopkins Medical Simulation Center, interviewing and networking with diverse medical professionals, and visiting the world-renowned hospital.

  • Credits: 1.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 0/22
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Discover Hopkins Medical School Intensive
AS.360.163 (67)

The 2-week program is designed to engage bright high school students who are interested in medicine. Taught and guided by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine faculty post-docs and fellows, students will learn basic knowledge and techniques related to surgery, internal medicine, pediatrics, emergency medicine, and biomedical science by participating in interactive lectures and labs, experiencing hands-on medical trainings at Johns Hopkins Medical Simulation Center, interviewing and networking with diverse medical professionals, and visiting the world-renowned hospital.

  • Credits: 1.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 1/22
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Course # (Section) Title Day/Times Instructor Room PosTag(s) Info
AS.020.340 (11)Developmental Genetics LabMWF 1:30PM - 5:30PMHaversat, Jocelyn M, Norris, Carolyn RUG Teaching Lab (UTL) 284
AS.020.390 (21)Mini-Term: Model Organisms in Medical ResearchMTWThF 9:00AM - 11:00AMJohnson, Kelli 
AS.020.120 (51)Discover Hopkins: Introduction to Laboratory ResearchMTWThF 9:30AM - 4:00PMSorenson, Jaime LynnUG Teaching Lab (UTL) G89
AS.020.126 (73)Mini-Term: Techniques in Molecular BiologyMTWThF 2:00PM - 3:30PMVenezia, JarrettShaffer 303
AS.020.205 (21)Introduction to Biological MoleculesMWF 9:00AM - 11:30AM, T 9:00AM - 11:30AMShingles, RichardMudd 23
AS.020.305 (11)BiochemistryMTWThF 9:00AM - 11:30AMHorner, Robert DOlin 305
AS.020.120 (41)Discover Hopkins: Introduction to Laboratory ResearchMTWThF 9:30AM - 4:00PMSorenson, Jaime LynnUG Teaching Lab (UTL) G89
AS.020.205 (22)Introduction to Biological MoleculesMWF 1:00PM - 3:30PM, Th 1:00PM - 3:30PMShingles, RichardMudd 23
AS.020.120 (61)Discover Hopkins: Introduction to Laboratory ResearchMTWThF 9:30AM - 4:00PMSorenson, Jaime LynnUG Teaching Lab (UTL) G89
AS.020.390 (73)Mini-Term: Model Organisms in Medical ResearchMTWThF 9:00AM - 10:30AMJohnson, KelliKrieger 309
AS.020.390 (71)Mini-Term: Model Organisms in Medical ResearchMTWThF 9:00AM - 10:30AMJohnson, KelliKrieger 309
AS.020.390 (75)Mini-Term: Model Organisms in Medical ResearchMTWThF 9:00AM - 10:30AMJohnson, KelliKrieger 309
AS.360.163 (47)Discover Hopkins Medical School IntensiveMTWThF 9:30AM - 4:00PMXu, XiangAmes 234
AS.360.101 (45)Discover Hopkins: Anatomy, Physiology, & Disease IMTWThF 9:30AM - 4:00PMCiarleglio, Christopher M.Latrobe 107
AS.360.163 (43)Discover Hopkins Medical School IntensiveMTWThF 9:30AM - 4:00PMJohnson, Kenji KatherineMaryland 309
AS.360.163 (44)Discover Hopkins Medical School IntensiveMTWThF 9:30AM - 4:00PMBehensky, Adam AlexanderAmes 218
AS.020.392 (21)Anatomy & PhysiologyMWF 9:00AM - 12:00PMIglesias Lozano, Marcos, Ramos Amigo, AdrianaMergenthaler 426
AS.360.101 (55)Discover Hopkins: Anatomy, Physiology, & DiseaseMTWThF 9:30AM - 4:00PMCiarleglio, Christopher M.Krieger 205
AS.360.163 (64)Discover Hopkins Medical School IntensiveMTWThF 9:30AM - 4:00PMBehensky, Adam AlexanderShaffer 304
AS.360.163 (53)Discover Hopkins Medical School IntensiveMTWThF 9:30AM - 4:00PMWilliams, Dionna WOlin 305
AS.360.101 (65)Discover Hopkins: Anatomy, Physiology, & Disease IMTWThF 9:30AM - 4:00PMCiarleglio, Christopher M.Latrobe 107
AS.360.163 (54)Discover Hopkins Medical School IntensiveMTWThF 9:30AM - 4:00PMBehensky, Adam AlexanderCroft Hall G02
AS.360.163 (63)Discover Hopkins Medical School IntensiveMTWThF 9:30AM - 4:00PMWilliams, Dionna WMaryland 309
AS.360.163 (57)Discover Hopkins Medical School IntensiveMTWThF 9:30AM - 4:00PMJohnson, Kenji KatherineMaryland 309
AS.360.163 (67)Discover Hopkins Medical School IntensiveMTWThF 9:30AM - 4:00PMSharma, ApurvaGilman 400

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 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
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 34/72
  • 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
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 22/22
  • 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
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 12/12
  • 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
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 21/72
  • 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
  • Status: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 19/19
  • 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
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 30/72
  • 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
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 34/72
  • 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
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 12/12
  • 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
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 141/305
  • 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
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 231/305
  • 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
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 39/72
  • 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
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 57/72
  • 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
  • Status: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 35/35
  • 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
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 19/190
  • PosTag(s): BIOL-UL, BMED-SB, COGS-NEURO, NEUR-CG

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
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/19
  • PosTag(s): n/a

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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/30
  • PosTag(s): BIOL-UL

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
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 20/469
  • 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
  • Status: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 10/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Developmental Genetics Lab
AS.020.340 (02)

This laboratory explores the genetics of living organisms, and students in each section will therefore be required to return to lab on succeeding days to observe and record the results of their experiments. Recommended Course Background: AS.020.316.

  • Credits: 2.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/22
  • 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
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/20
  • PosTag(s): CHBE-ACBE

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
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/30
  • PosTag(s): BIOL-UL, BEHB-SOCSCI

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
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/20
  • 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
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/18
  • PosTag(s): CHBE-ACBE

Developmental Genetics Lab
AS.020.340 (03)

This laboratory explores the genetics of living organisms, and students in each section will therefore be required to return to lab on succeeding days to observe and record the results of their experiments. Recommended Course Background: AS.020.316.

  • Credits: 2.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/22
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Developmental Genetics Lab
AS.020.340 (04)

This laboratory explores the genetics of living organisms, and students in each section will therefore be required to return to lab on succeeding days to observe and record the results of their experiments. Recommended Course Background: AS.020.316.

  • Credits: 2.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/22
  • 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
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/18
  • PosTag(s): CHBE-ACBE

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
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 60/430
  • PosTag(s): NEUR-CM

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
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 1/40
  • PosTag(s): CHBE-ACBE

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
  • Status: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 0/19
  • PosTag(s): BIOL-UL

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
  • Status: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 15/36
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Developmental Genetics Lab
AS.020.340 (01)

This laboratory explores the genetics of living organisms, and students in each section will therefore be required to return to lab on succeeding days to observe and record the results of their experiments. Recommended Course Background: AS.020.316.

  • Credits: 2.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/22
  • PosTag(s): n/a

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
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 14/19
  • PosTag(s): BIOL-UL

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
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/19
  • PosTag(s): BIOL-UL, BEHB-BIOBEH, ARCH-RELATE

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
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/19
  • 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
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/5
  • 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
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/26
  • PosTag(s): BIOL-UL

Advanced Seminar: Molecular and Cellular Biology
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
  • Status: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 17/18
  • 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
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/100
  • PosTag(s): BIOL-UL, BEHB-BIOBEH

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
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/35
  • PosTag(s): BIOL-UL

Course # (Section) Title Day/Times Instructor Room PosTag(s) Info
AS.020.153 (03)General Biology Laboratory IW 1:30PM - 4:20PMPearlman, Rebecca ShariUG Teaching Lab (UTL) 272
AS.020.137 (01)Project Lab: Phage DiscoveryW 1:30PM - 4:00PMSchildbach, Joel FUG Teaching Lab (UTL) G72
AS.020.106 (01)Freshman Seminar: TuberculosisT 3:00PM - 3:50PMHorner, Robert DMudd 120
AS.020.153 (01)General Biology Laboratory IM 1:30PM - 4:20PMPearlman, Rebecca ShariUG Teaching Lab (UTL) 272
AS.020.104 (01)Freshman Seminar: From Genes to DNA and BackW 3:30PM - 5:00PMMoudrianakis, E NMudd 23
AS.020.153 (04)General Biology Laboratory ITh 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.020.106 (02)Freshman Seminar: TuberculosisF 3:00PM - 3:50PMHorner, Robert DMudd 120
AS.020.151 (02)General Biology ITTh 12:00PM - 1:15PMRoberson, ChristovMudd 26
AS.020.151 (01)General Biology IMW 12:00PM - 1:15PMPearlman, Rebecca Shari, Shingles, RichardMudd 26
AS.020.153 (06)General Biology Laboratory IT 9:00AM - 11:50AMPearlman, 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.020.350 (01)Introduction to Clinical MedicineT 6:30PM - 8:50PMBrady, Mary Beth, Ziai, Wendy CCroft Hall B32
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, NEUR-CG
AS.020.161 (01)Current Events in Biology IT 12:00PM - 12:50PMPearlman, Rebecca ShariAmes 320
AS.020.315 (01)Biochemistry Project labM 1:30PM - 4:30PMJohnson, Eric AUG Teaching Lab (UTL) 172CHBE-ACBE
AS.020.315 (02)Biochemistry Project labF 1:30PM - 4:30PMJohnson, Eric AUG Teaching Lab (UTL) 172CHBE-ACBE
AS.020.315 (03)Biochemistry Project labT 1:30PM - 4:30PMJohnson, Eric A CHBE-ACBE
AS.020.329 (01)MicrobiologyTTh 10:30AM - 11:45AMDiruggiero, Jocelyne, Fisher, Emily JMudd 100BIOL-UL
AS.020.305 (01)BiochemistryMWF 12:00PM - 1:20PMCoppola, Anna, Fisher, Emily J, Hilser, Vincent, Tifft Oshinnaiye, Kathryn ElizabethHodson 110
AS.020.305 (31)JHUBiochemistrySchildbach, Joel F 
AS.020.340 (02)Developmental Genetics LabMW 1:30PM - 5:20PMNorris, Carolyn RUG Teaching Lab (UTL) 284
AS.020.316 (03)Cell Biology LabTh 1:30PM - 4:30PMHorner, Robert DUG Teaching Lab (UTL) 182CHBE-ACBE
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 (01)Cell Biology LabT 1:30PM - 4:30PMHorner, Robert DUG Teaching Lab (UTL) 182CHBE-ACBE
AS.020.315 (04)Biochemistry Project labW 1:30PM - 4:30PMJohnson, Eric A CHBE-ACBE
AS.020.340 (03)Developmental Genetics LabTTh 1:30PM - 5:20PMNorris, Carolyn RUG Teaching Lab (UTL) 284
AS.020.340 (04)Developmental Genetics LabMW 1:30PM - 5:20PMNorris, Carolyn RUG Teaching Lab (UTL) 284
AS.020.315 (05)Biochemistry Project labTh 1:30PM - 4:30PMJohnson, Eric A CHBE-ACBE
AS.020.303 (01)GeneticsMWF 10:00AM - 10:50AMCunningham, Kyle W, Fisher, Emily J, Gordus, Andrew GeorgeHodson 110NEUR-CM
AS.020.316 (02)Cell Biology LabW 1:30PM - 4:30PMHorner, Robert DUG Teaching Lab (UTL) 182CHBE-ACBE
AS.020.374 (01)Comparative Animal PhysiologyTTh 12:00PM - 1:15PMCoppola, AnnaMaryland 114BIOL-UL
AS.020.441 (01)Mentoring in General BiologyM 5:00PM - 5:15PMPearlman, Rebecca Shari, Shingles, Richard 
AS.020.340 (01)Developmental Genetics LabTTh 1:30PM - 5:20PMNorris, Carolyn RUG Teaching Lab (UTL) 284
AS.020.382 (01)A Biophysical View of BiologyTTh 1:30PM - 2:45PMSchleif, Robert FMudd 23BIOL-UL
AS.020.379 (01)EvolutionMW 12:00PM - 1:20PMNorris, Carolyn RMudd 100BIOL-UL, BEHB-BIOBEH, ARCH-RELATE
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.020.351 (01)Cancer BiologyTTh 1:30PM - 2:45PMHoyt, Myles AndrewKrieger 300BIOL-UL
AS.020.401 (01)Advanced Seminar: Molecular and Cellular BiologyTh 5:00PM - 8:00PMTifft Oshinnaiye, Kathryn ElizabethMudd 120
AS.250.351 (01)Reproductive PhysiologyW 3:00PM - 4:45PMZirkin, Barry RMergenthaler 111BIOL-UL, BEHB-BIOBEH
AS.020.380 (01)Chromatin, Chromosomes and The Cell NucleusTTh 1:30PM - 2:45PMMoudrianakis, E NMudd 100BIOL-UL