My teaching responsibilities include the following  courses.

Cell Biology: Biol 305: Taught every fall semester.

Cell Biology is a sophomore-level lecture and laboratory course in which cells are considered as the basic structural and functional units of biological organization. Cell structures and activities will be discussed from functional and structural points of view. Topics emphasized are chemical components of the cell, cell structures, enzyme kinetics, intermediary metabolism, cell regulation, membrane transport and information flow. The laboratory part of the courses emphasizes the use of electrophoresis for the separation and characterization of biological molecules, centrifugation, enzyme kinetics, cellular respiration and photosynthesis. Prerequisites: Plants as Organisms (Biology 208), Animals as Organisms (Biology 209), General Chemistry 207, 207L, 209, and 209L; or their equivalents.

NERVE CELL

 

Principles of Biological Research: Biol. 394. Taught every spring semester.

A sophomore-level or junior-level course that addresses the philosophical and historical bases of science, properties of the scientific process, the basic abilities required to conduct scientific inquiry, the presentation of data, the evaluation of the scientific literature, the safe and appropriate use of chemicals and organisms in research, and the role that science and scientists play in society.  Emphasis will be given to the universality of the scientific approach to problem solving rather than to specific methodologies or disciplines. Readings will be drawn from several textbooks and library assignments. Prerequisites are: Animals as Organisms (Biol 207), Plants as Organisms (Biol 208), Cell Biology (Biol 305), and Genetics (Biol 344) as well as completion of Chemistry 207,  207L, 209, and 209L or their equivalents.

During the course students will given an application form for the Biology Department's Internship Program. Completed forms will be reviewed by the faculty and returned during the course. Students will be assigned to either an Internship (Biol 425), Biological Research, (Biol 415) or Alternative Study (Biol 415).

RAPHAEL'S SCHOOL AT ATHENS - 1509-1510

 

Immunology: Biol 404.  Taught every other spring semester.

Immunology is a senior-level lecture and laboratory course designed to introduce students to the study of immunological processes and the methods used to initiate, describe, differentiate, and measure such process. Attention is given to the biological basis of immunity, the nature of the humoral and cell mediated immune responses, the chemical and biological features of immunoglobulins, the in vivo and in vitro interaction of antigen and antibody, and immunological diseases. Emphasis will be on the mammalian immune system. Prerequisites: Plants as Organisms (Biology 208), Animals as Organisms (Biology 209), Cell Biology (Biology 305), Genetics (Biology 344), General Chemistry 207, 207L, 209, 209L, Organic Chemistry 315, 315L, 316 and 316L or their equivalents. Biochemistry is strongly recommended

 

 

Virology: Biol 418.  Taught every other spring semester.

A senior-level lecture and laboratory course in which the nature of viruses and their interactions with prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells and organisms will be discussed. The emphasis is on animal viruses but plant and bacterial viruses will be covered. The first section of the course will discuss viral structure, viral replication, and viral effects at the cellular level. The second section of the course will discuss virally caused disease states in mammalian hosts, antiviral therapies, mechanisms of host immunity, and viral epidemiology. Laboratory exercises will include the development of animal cell cultures, demonstration of viral cytopathic effects, determination of viral titers, viral neutralization, and the immunological detection of viruses. Prerequisites: Plants as Organisms (Biology 208), Animals as Organisms (Biology 209), Cell Biology (Biology 305), Genetics (Biology 344), General Chemistry 207, 207L, 209, 209L, Organic Chemistry 315, 315L, 316 and 316L or their equivalents. Biochemistry is strongly recommended.

POLIO VIRUS

 

General Biology 101 and 102. Biol 101 is taught every fall semester and 102 every spring semester. General

Biology 101 and 102 are a lecture and laboratory course sequence typically for non-science majors dealing with the living processes of animals and plants. It is an integrated approach, with General Biology 101 emphasizing ecological principles and species interactions and General Biology 102 emphasizing the genetics, molecular biology and physiology of organisms particularly the regulatory (homeostatic) functions.  The laboratory exercises are sequenced to illustrate lecture topics. Together the two courses satisfy the core curriculum science requirement.