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BIOMG 1150

Knowledge of the principles of genetics will be acquired through active discussion of human examples. Topics include transmission of genes and chromosomes, sex determination, and chromosomal abnormalities. ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Graded

BIOMG 1350

The course introduces molecular mechanisms that underlie the organization, division, and growth of individual cells; how they organize during embryonic development to form functional tissues and organs ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  3956BIOMG 1350  LEC 001

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  • Biological science majors must take this course for a letter grade. Questions about the course write to biomg1350@cornell.edu.

  •  4002BIOMG 1350  DIS 201

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BIOMG 2800

General introduction to the fundamental principles of genetics in eukaryotes and bacteria. Topics include gene transmission, linkage, recombination, structure, mutations, and manipulation, as well as analysis ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  1089BIOMG 2800  LEC 001

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  • Problem Solving Sessions are strongly recommended: Tuesday or Wednesday 8:30 - 10:00 AM. (3rd Session by arrangement with instructor).

BIOMG 2801

General introduction to laboratory experimental genetics in eukaryotes and bacteria.  Topics include gene transmission, linkage, recombination, structure, mutations, and manipulation. view course details

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  • 2 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4635BIOMG 2801  LAB 401

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    • Goldberg, M

      Nero, D

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  • Prerequisite or corequisite: BIOMG 2800; BIOG 1500 strongly recommended as pre-requisite. Not open to freshman, fall semester. Biological sciences majors must take course for a letter grade. Course has an evening prelim.Course may not be added after the 1st week of class.

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  • 2 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4636BIOMG 2801  LAB 402

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    • Goldberg, M

      Nero, D

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  • Prerequisite or corequisite: BIOMG 2800; BIOG 1500 strongly recommended as pre-requisite. Not open to freshman, fall semester. Biological sciences majors must take course for a letter grade. Course has an evening prelim.Course may not be added after the 1st week of class.

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  • 2 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4637BIOMG 2801  LAB 403

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    • Goldberg, M

      Nero, D

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  • Prerequisite or corequisite: BIOMG 2800; BIOG 1500 strongly recommended as pre-requisite. Not open to freshman, fall semester. Biological sciences majors must take course for a letter grade. Course has an evening prelim.Course may not be added after the 1st week of class.

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  • 2 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4638BIOMG 2801  LAB 404

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    • Goldberg, M

      Nero, D

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  • Prerequisite or corequisite: BIOMG 2800; BIOG 1500 strongly recommended as pre-requisite. Not open to freshman, fall semester. Biological sciences majors must take course for a letter grade. Course has an evening prelim.Course may not be added after the 1st week of class.

BIOMG 2820

A course designed for non-majors with a background in science.  Lectures provide the technical background needed to understand recent scientific papers as well as the controversial personal, social and ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16156BIOMG 2820  LEC 001

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  • Prerequisite: BIOMG 1350 or two majors level biology courses.

BIOMG 3300

Thirteen units that cover protein structure and function, enzymes, basic metabolic pathways, DNA, RNA, protein synthesis, and an introduction to recombinant DNA techniques. No formal lectures, auto-tutorial ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  1099BIOMG 3300  LEC 001

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  • Prerequisite: one majors-level biology course and one year general chemistry and any of the following organic chemistry courses: CHEM 1570, or CHEM 3530, or CHEM 3570, or CHEM 3590, or equivalent, or permission of instructor. Recommended corequisite: BIOMG 3340.Biological sciences majors must take course for a letter grade. Organizational meeting: Tuesday, Aug 25, 4:30 - 5:30 PM, BKL 200. Attendance is required.

BIOMG 3310

The chemical reactions important to biology, and the enzymes that catalyze these reactions, are discussed in an integrated format. Topics include protein folding, enzyme catalysis, bioenergetics, and key ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  1255BIOMG 3310  LEC 001

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  • Prerequisite: one majors-level biology course and one year general chemistry, and CHEM 1570, or CHEM 3530, or CHEM 3570, or CHEM 3590, or equivalent, or permission of instructor. The organic chem pre-requisite should be completed before taking BIOMG 3310. An optional discussion section is held on most Fridays from 2:55-3:45pm focusing on issues such as application to medical school or graduate school, and undergraduate research. Evening Prelim. View Prelim Schedule: http://registrar.sas.cornell.edu/Sched/exams.html.

BIOMG 3340

Visualization of complex biomolecules using computer graphics techniques. Group presentations on current topics in molecular biology. view course details

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  • 1 Credit Graded

  •  1100BIOMG 3340  LEC 001

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  • Prerequisite: BIOMG 3330 , BIOMG 3350 , BIOMG 3310 /BIOMG 3320 (BIOMG 3320 may be taken concurrently), or corequisite: BIOMG 3300.

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  • 1 Credit Graded

  •  1101BIOMG 3340  LEC 002

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  • Prerequisite: BIOMG 3330 , BIOMG 3350 , BIOMG 3310 /BIOMG 3320 (BIOMG 3320 may be taken concurrently), or corequisite: BIOMG 3300.

BIOMG 3850

Introduction to the morphogenetic, molecular and cellular, and genetic aspects of the developmental biology of animals. view course details

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  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  1090BIOMG 3850  LEC 001

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  • Prerequisite: BIOMG 2800 or permission of instructor.

BIOMG 4000

Introduction to principles underlying the organization of genomes and the methods of studying them, emphasizing genome-wide approaches to research. Covers the application of genomics methodologies for ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  1275BIOMG 4000  LEC 001

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  • Prerequisite: two majors-level biology courses and BIOMG 2800 or BIOMG 3300, or 3330, or 3350, or 3310/3320, or permission of instructor.

BIOMG 4310

Overview of current research in biophysics at Cornell by faculty from different departments across the university. Designed for undergraduates considering a career in biophysics and for graduate students ... view course details

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  • 0.5 Credits Sat/Unsat

  •  1512BIOMG 4310  LEC 001

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BIOMG 4370

Covers a wide spectrum of issues related to cell proliferation in eukaryotes. Lectures include various aspects of the regulation of cell division cycle and signal transduction pathways, with additional ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: TOX 4370

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  3884BIOMG 4370  LEC 001

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  • Prerequisite: two majors-level biology courses and BIOMG 3300, or 3330, or 3350, or 3310/3320. Recommended prerequisite: BIOMG 2800 and 4320.

  •  4034BIOMG 4370  DIS 201

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  • Prerequisite: two majors-level biology courses and BIOMG 3300, or 3330, or 3350, or 3310/3320. Recommended prerequisite: BIOMG 2800 and 4320.

  •  3885BIOMG 4370  DIS 202

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BIOMG 4400

Students do experiments based in protein biochemistry and in molecular biology.  The protein biochemistry projects include protein purifications (salt fractionation, ion exchange chromatography, and affinity ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  1316BIOMG 4400  LAB 401

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  • Prerequisite: BIOMG 3300, or BIOMG 3330, or BIOMG 3350, or BIOMG 3310/BIOMG 3320 (at least one of BIOMG 3310/BIOMG 3320 completed but one may be taken concurrently). Priority given to undergraduate biology majors in Biochemistry or Molecular and Cell Biology programs of study and to graduate students with a minor in field of biochemistry. Graduate students must enroll by permission only. Limited enrollment. Please email instructor to be placed on wait-list.

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  1317BIOMG 4400  LAB 402

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  • Prerequisite: BIOMG 3300, or BIOMG 3330, or BIOMG 3350, or BIOMG 3310/BIOMG 3320 (at least one of BIOMG 3310/BIOMG 3320 completed but one may be taken concurrently). Priority given to undergraduate biology majors in Biochemistry or Molecular and Cell Biology programs of study and to graduate students with a minor in field of biochemistry. Graduate students must enroll by permission only. Limited enrollment. Please email instructor to be placed on wait-list.

BIOMG 4810

Population genetics is the study of the transmission of genetic variation through time and space. This course explores what the patterns and dynamics of genetic variation in populations can teach us about ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: BTRY 4810

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16293BIOMG 4810  LEC 001

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  • Prerequisite: BIOMG 2800, BIOEE 1780, or equivalents.

BIOMG 4831

Introductory module that provides a broad overview of molecular biology concepts relevant to the plant sciences. Serves as a prerequisite to other modules in the BIOPL 483X (fall) and BIOPL 482X (spring) ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: PLBIO 4831

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17850BIOMG 4831  LEC 001

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BIOMG 4870

Applies fundamental concepts of transmission, population, and molecular genetics to the problem of determining the degree to which familial clustering of diseases in humans has a genetic basis. Emphasizes ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  1094BIOMG 4870  LEC 001

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  • Prerequisite: BIOMG 2800.

BIOMG 4980

Designed to give qualified undergraduate students teaching experience through actual involvement in planning and assisting in biology courses. This experience may include supervised participation in a ... view course details

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  3412BIOMG 4980  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Staff

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  • Prerequisite: previous enrollment in course to be taught or equivalent. Arts students may not count this course toward graduation but may, upon petition (one time only) to their class dean, carry fewer than 12 other credits and remain in good standing. This would affect Dean's List eligibility but not eligibility for graduating with distinction. S-U or letter grades by permission of the instructor. Students from all Colleges must submit a CALS Special Studies Form (Available online: http://cals.cornell.edu/academics/registrar/policies/#independent-study). Do not sign into section 601. You will be put in the course after submitting form online.

BIOMG 6310

Presentations on the basic principles of protein structure, dynamics, and function. Specific topics include protein stability, dynamics, evolution, molecular recognition, basic enzyme kinetics, ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  1105BIOMG 6310  LEC 001

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  • Prerequisite: BIOMG 3300, or BIOMG 3330, or BIOMG 3350, or BIOMG 3310/BIOMG 3320 and organic chemistry. Recommended prerequisite: physical chemistry course.

BIOMG 6330

Synthesis of DNA, RNA, and proteins, and regulation of gene expression. view course details

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  • 2 Credits Graded

  •  1107BIOMG 6330  LEC 001

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  • Prerequisite: BIOMG 3300, or BIOMG 3330, or BIOMG 3350, or BIOMG 3310/BIOMG 3320. Recommended prerequisite: BIOMG 2800.

BIOMG 6410

Includes selected experiments on gene expression, biolistic transformation, confocal microscopy, laser capture microdissection, microarray analysis, genetic mapping and mutant analysis, transposon tagging, ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: PLBIO 6410

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  4666BIOMG 6410  LAB 401

    • TBA Emerson Hall G34
    • Bogdanove, A

      Hanson, M

      Jander, G

      Nixon, K

      Pawlowski, W

      Richards, E

      Rose, J

      Van Wijk, K

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  • Prerequisite: BIOMG 2800 or equivalent, BIOMG 3300 or BIOMG 3330 or BIOMG 3350 or BIOMG 3310 or equivalent, or permission of instructor.

BIOMG 7800

Lectures and seminars on specialized topics in genetics, genomics and development. Topics for Fall and Spring to be announced in the course and time roster at the beginning of each semester. view course details

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  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  • Topic: Grant Proposal Writing

  •  1095BIOMG 7800  LEC 001

    • TBA
    • Goldberg, M

      Pleiss, J

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  • Organization meeting TBA. Enrollment limited to: 1st year graduate students in the Field of Genetics. This class will be team-taught by multiple field faculty members.

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  •   Seven Week - First. 

  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  • Topic: Evolution in Toxic Environment

  • 17894BIOMG 7800  LEC 003

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    • Aug 25 - Oct 11, 2015
    • Scott, J

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  • Organization meeting will be held early in the semester to determine meeting pattern

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  •   Seven Week - First.  Combined with: BIOMG 7940

  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  • Topic: Intro Bioinformatics in Python

  • 17918BIOMG 7800  LEC 004

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  • Enrollment for this course is limited to Graduate Students in the Fields of BMCB and GGD. A syllabus and course materials can be found online at: https://drive.google.com/drive/#folders/0B31IWBfSmLynWHpZV1RxUmNYbXc

BIOMG 7810

Introduction to the research literature in selected areas through weekly problem sets and discussions. view course details

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  • 2 Credits Graded

  •  1096BIOMG 7810  DIS 201

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  • Enrollment limited to: first year graduate students in the field of Genetics & Development.

BIOMG 7860

Each graduate student presents one seminar per year based on his or her thesis research. The student then meets with the thesis committee members for an evaluation of the presentation. view course details

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  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  •  1097BIOMG 7860  SEM 101

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  • Enrollment limited to: graduate students in Genetics & Development.

BIOMG 7870

Seminars in current research in genetics and developmental biology conducted by distinguished visitors and staff. view course details

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  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  •  1098BIOMG 7870  SEM 101

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  • Enrollment limited to: students in Genetics & Development.

BIOMG 7940

Lectures and seminars on specialized topics. Topics for fall and spring to be announced in the course and time roster published at the beginning of each semester. view course details

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  • 0.5-1 Credits Sat/Unsat

  • Topic: NSF Grant Proposal Writing

  •  4473BIOMG 7940  LEC 001

    • TBA
    • Brown, W

      Fox, T

      Goldberg, M

      Pleiss, J

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  • Organization meeting TBA. Enrollment is limited to 1st year graduate students in the Field of Biochemistry, Molecular, and Cell Biology. This class will be team-taught by multiple field faculty members.

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  • 0.5-1 Credits Sat/Unsat

  • Topic: Cellulolytic Microbes

  •  4716BIOMG 7940  LEC 003

    • TBA
    • Wilson, D

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  • Organization meeting TBA. Enrollment is limited to graduate students in the Field of Biochemistry, Molecular, and Cell Biology. Time and days TBA.

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  • 0.5-1 Credits Sat/Unsat

  • Topic: BMCB/GGD Symposium Workshops

  •  5169BIOMG 7940  LEC 004

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    • Brown, W

      Emr, S

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  • Enrollment is limited to graduate students in the Field of Biochemistry, Molecular, and Cell Biology. This mini-course comprises the BMCB/GGD Symposium Workshops. To get credit for one mini-course, students must attend all three workshops and write a summary of the content of each workshop.

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  • 0.5-1 Credits Sat/Unsat

  • Topic: PLSF Seminar

  •  5180BIOMG 7940  LEC 005

    • TBA
    • Barbash, D

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  •   Seven Week - First.  Combined with: BIOMG 7800

  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

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  •   Seven Week - First. 

  • 0.5-1 Credits Sat/Unsat

  • Topic: Adv Stat Methods Expermnt BMCB

  • 17920BIOMG 7940  LEC 006

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  • First meeting will be September 8 at 3pm in Biotech 180. Extracting the most information from experimental data in BMCB often requires statistical methods beyond introductory statistics courses and standard "black box" software. For example, the appropriate use of lognormal distributions, Bayesian statistics, weighted error analysis, and simulations for hypothesis testing can significantly improve accuracy, particularly when the amount of data available is small. We will cover such methods, often in the context of case studies provided by the students, in four to six 1.5-hour sessions. Students should bring a relevant problem, data from their own research, and a laptop with Excel software, to the course.

BIOMG 8300

Lectures on current research in biochemistry, presented by distinguished visitors and staff members. view course details

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  • 0 Credits Sat/Unsat

  •  1111BIOMG 8300  SEM 101

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  • Enrollment limited to: students in Biochemistry, Molecular and Cell Biology(BMCB)

BIOMG 8310

The first half of this course comprises an intensive laboratory covering fundamental aspects of modern molecular biology and cell biology. The second half comprises research in the laboratory of a professor ... view course details

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  • 6 Credits Sat/Unsat

  •  1112BIOMG 8310  LAB 401

    • TBA
    • Grimson, A

      Pleiss, J

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  • Students must register for both labs. Enrollment only open to 1st year BMCB students. Organizational meeting: first Friday of the semester.

BIOMG 8330

Each student presents one seminar per year on his or her thesis research and then meets with instructors and thesis committee members for evaluation. view course details

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  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  •  1113BIOMG 8330  SEM 101

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BIOMG 8370

Introduction to the research literature in selected areas through weekly problem sets and discussion. view course details

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  • 2 Credits Graded

  •  3841BIOMG 8370  DIS 201

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  • Enrollment limited to: first semester Ph.D. students in the Graduate Field of BMCB.