UNLV School of Life Sciences
BIO 403X, 730C Great Biological Discoveries
Office Hours: Spring 2010: Tues, Thurs. 3:45 PM - 5:45 PM
Scheduled Class Time: Spring 2013, TBA
Location: TBA
Semesters: Spring, 2010, 2013 , EXPECTED SPRING 2015, 2017 Course Objectives: Students will critically examine 25 of the most import Biological discoveries of all time. We will critically examine data, develop hypotheses, challenge the interpretation of results and discuss the significance of these studies. The course will help students identify the origins of different Biological fields and develop a “big picture” view of science.

Upcoming Classes

Previous Classes
Spring 2010: Tues, Thurs. 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
Spring 2013 Mon., Wed.. 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM

Prerequisites: BIOL 196, BIOL 197 or with prior consent of instructor
Readings: Required and suggested reading material will be provided in Webcampus.
BIOL 416, BIOL730C Bioinformatics
Office Hours: Spring 2014: M/W 1:00-2:15 PM
Scheduled Class Time: EXPECTED 2014, 2016, 2018
Location: BHS 130
Introduction to Bioinformatics
Bioinformatics is an upper division course designed for Biology majors with an interest in the roles of computers in Biology. We will primarily explore practical applications in computational Biology, including gene expression arrays, mass spectrometry, biological databases, phylogeny, multiple sequence alignment, BLAST, and macromolecular structure. Additionally, the fundamentals of computer programming, and database design and management will be covered. Students will be introduced to a rich set of tools for analysis of biological data.

Previous Classes
Spring 2012: WHI 101, 8:30- 10:00, M,W
EXPECTED Spring 2014, 2016, 2018
Book: Bioinformatics and Functional Genomics, 2nd ed. Johnathan Pevsner, Wiley-Blackwell
Bioinformatics Ad_2014
Biol 793C Advanced Topics in Life Sciences (Cell and Molecular Biology)
Office Hours: Spring 2012: M/W 3:00-5:00 PM
Scheduled Class Time: Friday
Location: WHI Faculty Lounge
Journal club presentations and discussion of influential papers in cell and molecular biology published in the last few years. Students will be required to present at least one paper. Students are also required to read all papers covered and ask question for each paper that demonstrate critical analysis of the literature.
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Scheduled Class Time: N/A
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Fall semester, 2010-2013,. BIOL196 covers the basic principles of cell biology including, biochemistry, cell structure and function, metabolism, and genetics. The major emphasis is placed on eukaryotic cells. A laboratory section reinforces these themes with “hands-on” activities and individual/group learning exercises.
Current Classes
Previous Classes
Fall 2010: FDH 109, 11:30- 12:45
Fall 2011: SEB 1311, 11:30- 12:45
Fall 2012: CBC A112, 11:30- 12:45
Fall 2013: SEB 1311, 2:30- 3:45

Future Classes
FALL 2015, 2016, 2017

Book: Life: Principles of Life, 1st Ed. - Hillus, Sadava, Heller, Price