Cell & Molecular Biology (MICR 3033-001 and MICR 3033-503 Online)

This course introduces students to the basic units of life – from molecules to cells.  The goal is to present to you a comprehensive set of information, entirely based on experimental evidence showing how cells function at the molecular level.  Because the common basic cellular mechanisms, underlining ALL living things, are fairly complex, and molecular biology has made impressive progress in the last decade, we partition the course into five hypothetical parts.  First, composition of matter and basic chemistry of living cells; second, energy and chemical transformations in cells; third, structure and function of cells; fourth, information flow in cells, and fifth, specific cell functions.

Medical Mycology (MICR 3143)

This course has been designed to give students a unique opportunity to observe and explore the world of fungi and to be exposed to the many problems and modern issues related to the discomfort that fungi cause to humans.  As you probably are aware, myco-infections are becoming alarmingly common in recent years and a great deal of attention is being given to fungal infections.  Two modules contain the course: lectures (that will provide you with historical and contemporary background information) and laboratory experiments (that will allow you to observe and identify pathogenic fungi). The course was designed to attend the needs of undergraduate biology majors with emphasis in the medical field.

Eukaryotic Genetics: From Genes to Genomes (MICR 4263 MICR 5263)

Integration of genetics, bioinformatics and genomics principles, the basic processes of gene transmission, molecular biology of gene expression and evolutionary genetics by gaining social and historical context in which genetics has developed.  Participants are expected to comprehend the dramatic change in our understanding of human genetics and the role such information has in our view of disability and disease