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BIOLOGY

BIO-583
Molecular Biology (3)

Course Level: Undergraduate/Graduate

An in-depth study of gene structure and expression. Concepts are described and illustrated further with examples and discussion of classic and current papers from the scientific literature. Includes DNA, RNA and protein synthesis, regulation of gene expression in procaryotes and eucaryotes, nucleic acid structure, RNA processing, DNA binding proteins and transcription factors, oncogenes, transformation, mutations, DNA repair and recombination. Usually offered every fall. Prerequisite: BIO-356, CHEM-560 is recommended.