BIO 443/643 Epigenetic regulation of gene expression
Course Description: Epigenetics describes how acquired gene expression states can be inherited through cell divisions or between generations without a change in DNA sequence. This class will cover how epigenetic mechanisms regulate gene expression for the proper development of organisms, as well as how they regulate the health and behavior of animals as a result of environmental stimuli. Seminar format including lectures, discussions, student presentations and writing assignments.
Prerequisites: BIO 326 & BIO

BIO 705 Graduate Student Seminar
Course Description: Department of Biology graduate students give seminars on dissertation research and critically evaluate presentations of fellow students.

BIO 435 Genetics Laboratory
Course Description: Students will gain experience in genetic methods and analyses using various model organisms, such as budding yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisae), fruit flies (Drosophila melanogaster), nematodes (Caenorhabditis elegans), and mustard plants (Arabidopsis thaliana). Experiments will include gene mapping, phenotypic analysis, transformation, complementation, and an introduction to molecular biology.
Prerequisites: BIO 326 AND 327.

BIO 503 Developmental Biology
Course description: Regulation of form and differentiation in eucaryotic organisms. Control of development at the molecular, cellular, and organismal levels. Experimental approaches to provide an understanding of developmental processes.
Prerequisites: BIO 326 AND 327.