Introduces major concepts in biology through the lens of molecular biology. Molecular mechanisms that comprise the Central Dogma and variants. DNA structure and function, replication, transcription, and translation. Protein synthesis, folding, structure and function. Supporting topics related to the structure of cells, metabolism and energetics. Integration of physical and quantitative principles to molecular biology. Relevance to human diseases and the biotechnology industry. Laboratory includes an introduction to recombinant DNA technology. Instructor: Baugh, Hill, Schmid, and/or Silva
Prerequisite: Chemistry 21, 21L, 101DL, 110DL, or 201DL. Not open to students who have taken or are currently enrolled in Biology 203L.
Bio Sci 111