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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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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  3038BIOMG 1350  LEC 001

  • Biological Sciences majors must take this course for a letter grade. If you were unable to enroll in BIOMG 1350 because the course lecture and sections are full, please to go https://biology.cornell.edu/ and open the link titled "What to do if a course is full". For other questions about the course, contact the instructors at biomg1350@cornell.edu.

  •  3070BIOMG 1350  DIS 201

  •  3071BIOMG 1350  DIS 202

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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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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  1054BIOMG 2800  LEC 001

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 2 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  3500BIOMG 2801  LAB 401

  • 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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 2 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  3501BIOMG 2801  LAB 402

  • 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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 2 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  3502BIOMG 2801  LAB 403

  • 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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 2 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  3503BIOMG 2801  LAB 404

  • 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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 2 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4370BIOMG 2801  LAB 405

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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 2 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4371BIOMG 2801  LAB 406

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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 2 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4372BIOMG 2801  LAB 407

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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 2 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4373BIOMG 2801  LAB 408

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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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  1064BIOMG 3300  LEC 001

  • 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. No formal lectures, auto-tutorial format. Organization meeting Thursday 8/29, 4:30 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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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  1172BIOMG 3310  LEC 001

  • 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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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit Graded

  •  1065BIOMG 3340  LEC 001

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

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit Graded

  •  1066BIOMG 3340  LEC 002

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

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit Graded

  •  1067BIOMG 3340  LEC 003

  • 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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  1055BIOMG 3850  LEC 001

  • 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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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  1190BIOMG 4000  LEC 001

  • 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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 0.5 Credits Sat/Unsat

  •  1344BIOMG 4310  LEC 001

    • TBA
    • Kawate, T

  • This is a one day only class, taking place on Saturday, September 8th, 2018.

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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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: TOX 4370

  • 2 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  2974BIOMG 4370  LEC 001

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

  •  3101BIOMG 4370  DIS 201

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

  •  2975BIOMG 4370  DIS 202

BIOMG 4380

Part of the excitement about "the RNA world" stems from the recognition that RNA is ancient and that the evolution of life as we know it depended upon RNA evolving both informational and catalytic capabilities. ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  3910BIOMG 4380  LEC 001

  • Prerequisite: BIOMG 3300, or 3330, or 3350, or 3310/3320 or permission of instructor.

BIOMG 4400

Students perform experiments in protein biochemistry  and in molecular biology in an engaging laboratory environment.  The protein biochemistry projects include protein purifications (salt fractionation, ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  1217BIOMG 4400  LAB 401

  • 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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  1218BIOMG 4400  LAB 402

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

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  3742BIOMG 4810  LEC 001

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

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  1059BIOMG 4870  LEC 001

  • 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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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  2667BIOMG 4980  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Staff

  • 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.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4369BIOMG 4980  IND 612

    • TBA
    • Staff

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  1068BIOMG 6310  LEC 001

  • 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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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 2 Credits Graded

  •  1069BIOMG 6330  LEC 001

  • 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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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PLBIO 6410

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  4005BIOMG 6410  LAB 401

    • T
    • Hua, J

    • R

BIOMG 7510

Ethical issues in research and the professional responsibilities of scientists are discussed based on readings and occasional lectures. The topics are intended to cover the requirements for ethical training ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  • 17799BIOMG 7510  LEC 001

  • Enrollment limited to: graduate students beyond first year.

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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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: BIOMG 7940

  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  • Topic: Grant Proposal Writing

  •  1060BIOMG 7800  LEC 001

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

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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  • Topic: Mitochondrial Func, Evo & Disease

  •  3898BIOMG 7800  LEC 002

BIOMG 7810

This course will combine weekly didactic lectures with student presentations and critical analysis of key literature on topical issues in genetics, genomics, and development. view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  1061BIOMG 7810  DIS 201

  • 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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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  •  1062BIOMG 7860  SEM 101

  • 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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  •  1063BIOMG 7870  SEM 101

  • 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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: BIOMG 7800

  • 0.5-1 Credits Sat/Unsat

  • Topic: NSF Grant Proposal Writing

  •  3407BIOMG 7940  LEC 001

  • 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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 0.5-1 Credits Sat/Unsat

  • Topic: PLSF Seminar

  •  3720BIOMG 7940  LEC 005

    • M
    • Brown, W

BIOMG 8300

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

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 0 Credits Sat/Unsat

  •  1070BIOMG 8300  SEM 101

  • 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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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 6 Credits Sat/Unsat

  •  1071BIOMG 8310  LAB 401

    • MWF
    • Kwak, H

  • 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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  •  1072BIOMG 8330  SEM 101

BIOMG 8369

Introduction to concepts, historical perspectives and outstanding questions in selected topics through weekly lectures, discussions and analysis of research literature. view course details

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  •   Seven Week - Second. 

  • 6 Credits Multi-Term

  • 15026BIOMG 8369  LEC 001

    • MWWeill Hall 226
    • Oct 21 - Dec 10, 2019
    • Grimson, A

      Lee, S

      Smolka, M

  • Enrollment limited to first semester PhD students in the graduate field of Biochemistry, Molecular, and Cell Biology. To earn credit,students will also be required to complete BIOMG 8370 during the following spring semester.