BIOL 321. Please contact Katie Bingman, undergraduate coordinator for the Department of Biology, for information about major or minor declaration. Problems whose solution involves using packaged statistical programs. Case Western Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology Master’s Program. We will learn to critique examples of current scientific papers, and learn how to conduct observations and experiments with real animals. Counts as SAGES Departmental Seminar. Plant Genomics and Proteomics. Although each student will cooperate on the team, they each have a specific role, and must develop a final paper that describes the research generated on their aspect of the project. Offered as BIOL 379 and BIOL 479. Students taking the graduate-level course will prepare an NIH-format research proposal as the required term paper. Students may become eligible for teacher licensure in the field of Life Sciences (Adolescents and Young Adults) by completing content area requirements as well as 36 semester hours in education courses (including student teaching) offered through CWRU. 3 Units. During this formal classroom period, students will discuss behaviors in general and , as the course progresses, the specific topics that each student is investigating. Graduate students will be expected to write a report and give an oral presentation at the end of the course. In the hybrid mode students watch online lectures from the course instructor and attend one discussion section with the course instructor each week. Offered as BIOL 328 and BIOL 428. 3 Units. The course introduces students to dynamical systems theory for the analysis of neurons and neural learning, models of brain systems, and their relationship to artificial and neural networks. in Biology. Science. The descriptive and experimental aspects of animal development. in Biology. Counts as SAGES Departmental Seminar. Prereq: Undergraduate Student or Requisites Not Met permission. Case Western Reserve University. Prereq; Graduate standing and consent of instructor. This course satisfies the Population Biology/Ecology breadth requirement of the B.A. Prereq: BIOL 388 or BIOL 388S. Biorobotics Team Research. MARINE BIOLOGY. Students isolate and characterize DNA, construct recombinant DNA molecules, and reintroduce them into eukaryotic cells (yeast, plant, animal) to assess their viability and function. The course is organized as a weekly journal club, with instructors leading the discussion of recent literature in the field of bioinformatics. Counts for CAS Quantitative Reasoning Requirement. Prereq: Undergraduate Student or Requisites Not Met Permission. Functional morphology, physiology, behavior and ecology as they relate to the groups' relationships with their environment. Taming the Tree of Life: Phylogenetic Comparative Methods-from Concept to Practical Application. 3 Units. Applied Probability and Stochastic Processes for Biology. BIOL 427. BIOL 345. This course satisfies either the Organismal breadth requirement of the B.A. Students usually learn from textbooks, but scientists communicate with each other through journal articles. Offered on a credit only basis. The course is designed to explore as well as test a variety of ecological paradigms. Prereq: (Undergraduate Student and MATH 121 and MATH 122) or (Undergraduate Student and MATH 125 and MATH 126) or Requisites Not Met permission. The Cleveland Center for Membrane and Structural Biology (CCMSB) brings together structural biologists from the Cleveland area and beyond. BIOL 379. 2 Units. Prereq: Undergraduate Student and BIOL 214 and (BIOL 225 or BIOL 364) or Requisites Not Met permission. Bachelor of Science with a Major in Marine Biology Degree Requirements Use the following tables to plan for a Major in Marine Biology. BIOL 339. 3 Units. The requirements for a PhD degree in Molecular Virology include course work, participation in formal and informal seminars, a research qualifying examination, and the PhD thesis. This course satisfies either the Organismal breadth requirement of the B.A. Registration requires submission of a proposal for a project or study and approval of the department. The application of new techniques to improve food crops, including the development of genetically modified crops, has also become controversial. Prereq: BIOL 305 or BIOL 318 or BIOL 358 or BIOL 373 or BIOL 374. This course satisfies a laboratory or quantitative laboratory requirement of the B.S. Offered as BIOL 315 and BIOL 415. The Plan B Master of Science degree in biology is a non-thesis graduate degree program. Additionally, it will explore the basic understanding of how scientific research in the area of hematology and oncology is conducted and how we apply laboratory discoveries towards treating blood-related disorders. 3 Units. Because of the extra course work and research requirements, the Biology BS program may present scheduling challenges to students who wish to pursue multiple majors, a junior year abroad or internship, or significant extracurricular activities. 2 Units. Offered as BIOL 318 and BIOL 418. podcast) media. Papers and Figures will be assigned by instructor. Since the Biology BA degree does not formally require undergraduate research, students interested in graduate research careers should plan to take at least one semester of undergraduate research as an elective (BIOL 388 Undergraduate Research or BIOL 388S Undergraduate Research - SAGES Capstone) sometime during the senior year. The course will begin with basic programming and continue to data output and acquisition, image analysis, and statistics. Prereq: Graduate Standing. We will conclude with two writing assignments. The emphasis is on approximations that lead to analytic solutions, not numerical analysis. The goal of this course is to discover that, for the most part, insects are not aliens from another planet. in Biology. ... the most comprehensive global spatial dataset on marine and terrestrial protected areas. Quantitative Biology Laboratory. Prereq: Graduate Standing. 3 Units. BIOL 310. This course will fulfill an additional laboratory requirement of the B.S. In the second part of the course, students will search for primary research papers on vertebrate and human stem cells, and application of stem cell research in regenerative medicine and cancer. in Biology. BIOL 357. BIOL 351L. Our distinguished faculty have successful nationally-funded research programs and publish in the most prestigious journals. This course provides the tools scientists need to determine whether a technology is ready for commercialization. and B.S. Field Studies in Evolutionary Ecology. Sometimes we will meet at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, or in the field to collect and observe insects. Through readings and discussions of research articles as well as presented content, the relevant course material will be utilized in practice by students analyzing their project data sets. Typically two lecture/discussion style presentations are followed by a student lead journal club on recent high profile papers. Mathematical topics will include: introduction to discrete and continuous probability spaces (including numerical generation of pseudo random samples from specified probability distributions), Markov processes in discrete and continuous time with discrete and continuous sample spaces, point processes including homogeneous and inhomogeneous Poisson processes and Markov chains on graphs, and diffusion processes including Brownian motion and the Ornstein-Uhlenbeck process. Early in the semester we will focus on collecting the insects, and later, when insects are gone for the winter, we will work to identify the specimens collected earlier. The way the Journal club is done is that one student presents a paper (background and figures in powerpoint slides) while presentation of the main figures is shared between the class. 3 Units. Prereq: Undergraduate Student and (BIOL 214L and BIOL 326) or Requisites Not Met permission. These assignments are designed to check that students are keeping up with weekly discussions and synthesizing what they have learned into a deeper understanding of how we develop questions and construct arguments in biological research. Following an introduction to the principles of protein structure, the physical basis of protein folding and stability, and a brief overview of structural and bioinformatics approaches to protein analysis is presented. From Blackbox to Toolbox: How Molecular Biology Moves Forward. Conversations on Protein Structure and Function. The field seeks to explain evolutionary events through the mechanisms of Developmental Biology and Medical Genetics. Yet clean experimental design and careful analysis let them ask and answer fundamental biological questions and enabled the development of better tools to use the next time around. The descriptive and experimental aspects of animal development. Applications of probability and stochastic processes to biological systems. 3 Units. Biophysical, biochemical and molecular biological properties of nerve cells, their organization into circuitry, and their function within networks. BIOL 388S. 1 Unit. The undergraduate version requires students to plan and conduct a group research project and present results independently. and B.S. Student projects will comprise a major part of the course. This lecture course explores spatial and temporal relationships involving organisms and the environment at individual, population, and community levels. A final project will consist of a research project formulated by a group of 2-3 students to test a hypothesis formulated by the students using the bioinformatics tools learned in the course. The objectives of this course are to provide students with an introduction to human biological variation and to understand the variation within an evolutionary framework through lecture, readings, discussion, and labs. It will focus on understanding the basic and fundamental principles as it relates to biological and disease processes of blood. These assignments are designed to give each student experience in writing biologically-relevant documents. Offered as BIOL 322 and BIOL 422. Evo-Devo:Evolution of Body Plans and Pathologies. ... Department of Biology Contact Information. The "tree of life" describes phylogenetic hypotheses for evolutionary history among species, and modern phylogenetic comparative methods allow us to incorporate the tree of life into statistical analyses. The course will include hands-on laboratory experiences of DNA manipulation and detection using the polymerase chain reaction and gel electrophoresis. See below for details of degree-specific requirements. As a teenager, he worked at a farm in sweltering heat and, when that work ended, cleaned bathrooms and bussed tables at a local truck stop. 4 Units. For more information about undergraduate studies in biology, please contact: Katie Bingman Department of Biology Case Western Reserve University 10900 Euclid Avenue Cleveland, OH 44106-7080. 3 Units. Traditional lectures will be accompanied by discussions of primary literature articles. A candidate may wish to use BIOL 599 Advanced Independent Study for Graduate Students; the letter grade assigned will reflect the evaluation by the entire Advisory Committee. BIOL 117 covers the endocrine, circulatory, respiratory, digestive, lymphatic, urinary systems including acid-base regulation, and reproductive systems. 1 - 3 Units. 3 Units. Prereq: Undergraduate Student and BIOL 215 or Requisites Not Met permission. This course fulfills the Cell & Molecular Breadth Requirement of the BA and BS in Biology. In the lecture mode students attend class for their instruction. BIOL 368. An important aspect of this course is translating between verbal and mathematical descriptions: the goal is not just to solve mathematical problems but to extract biological meaning from the answers we find. It is especially recommended for students who are pre-professional, have multiple majors, intend to do a junior year abroad or an internship program, or have significant extracurricular commitments (e.g., varsity athletics, student government, Greek life, or other campus involvement). This course satisfies a laboratory or quantitative laboratory requirement of the B.S. The course will consist of a combination of interactive lectures, in-class problem solving and data analysis, and the discussion of peer-reviewed scientific papers. Biobank to house 800 coral species so we can restore reefs in future. The remaining credits may be research credits (BIOL 601 Research and BIOL 651 Thesis M.S.). The objectives of this course are to provide students with an introduction to human biological variation and to understand the variation within an evolutionary framework through lecture, readings, discussion, and labs. Along the way, students will learn some basic tenets of probability and develop competency in R, a commonly used statistical package. Students will discuss basic principles of parasitology, parasite life cycles, host-parasite interaction, therapeutic and control programs, epidemiology, and ecological and societal considerations. Theoretical, mathematical, and computational approaches to these fields are emphasized in the Systems Biology BS program. The ethical, legal, and social issues associated with personal genetic testing will also be covered. Plant Genomics and Proteomics. Recommended preparation: CBIO 453. Offered as BIOL 301 and BIOL 401. BIOL 424. The Developmental Biology section will review topics such as gametogenesis, fertilization, cleavage, gastrulation, the genetic control of development, stem cells and cloning. Team members are chosen from appropriate majors through interviews with the faculty. Students will finish the course with a research project on a topic of their choice; graduate students will present this project to the class. Students are expected to spend at least three hours of unscheduled laboratory each week. BIOL 401. Two lectures and one laboratory per week. Core concepts to be covered include the principles of genetics including the inheritance of traits determined by single genes and by multiple genes, the assignment of risk to particular genetic constitutions, and the nature and use of stem cells. A written report must be submitted to the Evolutionary Biology Steering Committee before credit is granted. BIOL 419. Selected Topics. 3 Units. Intended for graduate students who have already taken undergraduate ecology (BIOL 351/451 or equivalent). 3 Units. Animal models are extremely important in the study of biology and in modern medicine. Counts as SAGES Departmental Seminar. Prereq: Undergraduate Student and BIOL 214 or Requisites Not Met permission. Research Methods in Evolutionary Biology. This course will provide an overview of plant biology. Prereq: BIOL 214, BIOL 216, BIOL 251. Graduate students will be graded separately from undergraduates, and 22 percent of the grade will be based on a critical analysis of a recently published, landmark scientific article. Computational Neuroscience. Students will be graded based on exams, class participation and their insect collections. This course will be an integrative approach emphasizing experimental studies of animal behavior. Case Western Reserve University; Genetics Research Programs. Students will be required to present, read, and discuss primary literature in each module. Prereq: BIOL 214 and BIOL 215. in Biology. Instructor consent required to register. The course is divided into four major areas: bacteria, viruses, medical microbiology, and environmental and applied microbiology. Offered as BIOL 316, BIOL 416, CLBY 416, PATH 316 and PATH 416. The Department of Biology offers both thesis and non-thesis Master of Science degree programs. Using a case study approach, students will explore causes of impairments of normal function, will assemble diverse sets of information into a database format for the analysis of causes of impairment, will analyze the data with appropriate statistical and other quantitative tools, and be able to communicate their results to both technical and non-technical audiences. Currently, concentrations have been developed in the following areas: biotechnology and genetic engineering; computational biology; developmental biology; genetics; cell and molecular biology; neurobiology and animal behavior; population biology, ecology and environmental science. Theoretical, mathematical, and computational approaches to these fields are emphasized in the Systems Biology BS program. Case Western Reserve University Prereq: BIOL 214 and BIOL 215. A public presentation is required. ANAT/ANTH/EEPS/PHIL/PHOL 467/BIOL 468 will require a longer, more sophisticated term paper, and additional class presentation. This course satisfies the Organismal breadth requirement of the B.A. BIOL 311B. Moreover, some animal models are more relevant than others to studying a particular human disease. ANAT/ANTH/EEPS/PHIL/PHOL 467/BIOL 468 will require a longer, more sophisticated term paper, and additional class presentation. BIOL 474. in Biology. This course will cover many aspects of amphibian and reptile biology, including anatomy, evolution, geographical distribution, physiological adaptations to their environment, reproductive strategies, moisture-, temperature-, and food-relations, sensory mechanisms, predator-prey relationships, communication (vocal, chemical, behavioral), population biology, and the effects of venomous snake bite. 3 Units. We will use computer models to study how infectious diseases enter and spread through populations, and how factors like physiological and behavioral differences among host individuals, host and pathogen evolution, and the environment affect this spread. For example, issues of public health can be more deeply addressed using these tools. 2 Units. May be carried out within the biology department or in associated departments. podcast) media. Time at the field site will be spent listening to resident lecturers, receiving guided tours, observing and identifying wild organisms in their natural habitat, and conducting a research project. BIOL 492. Cells and Proteins Laboratory. Readings and class discussions will focus on the following topics: learning and education systems, major structures of the brain and their role in learning, neuronal wiring of the brain and how learning changes it, the emotional brain and its essential role in learning, language and the brain, the role of images in learning, memory and learning (and related pathologies, such as PTSD). We will cover introductory neurobiology and principles of sensory system organization before delving more deeply into vision, olfaction, audition, mechanosensation, and multi-modal sensory integration. This course will be an integrative approach emphasizing experimental studies of animal behavior. Biology of fishes. 3 Units. This course satisfies the Organismal breadth requirement of the B.A. | Topics will include cell structure, protein structure and function, internal organization of the eukaryotic cell, membrane structure and function, protein sorting, organelle biogenesis, and cytoskeleton structure and function. Development and Physiology. This course is designed to teach the theory and practice of molecular based phylogenetics with attention to evolutionary analysis through lecture, readings, discussion, and a quantitative laboratory section. Discussions will be centered in primary research papers that used these tools to address specific biological questions. The field of neuroscience is both interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary, using concepts and methods from biology, biophysics, chemistry, cognitive science, computer science, engineering, physiology, and psychology. Prereq: Undergraduate Student and (BIOL 216 or (EBME 201 and EBME 202)) or Requisites Not Met Permission. BIOL 112. 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