Plant Biology (BIOPL)Agriculture and Life Sciences

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Course descriptions provided by the Courses of Study 2014-2015.

BIOPL 1120

An analysis of current issues of biological relevance and the biological science behind these issues. Topics will include issues such as food and nutrition, diet related diseases, antioxidants, organic ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 15556BIOPL 1120  LEC 001

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  • 15557BIOPL 1120  DIS 201

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  • 15558BIOPL 1120  DIS 202

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  • 15559BIOPL 1120  DIS 203

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  • 15560BIOPL 1120  DIS 204

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  • 15561BIOPL 1120  DIS 205

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  • 15562BIOPL 1120  DIS 206

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  • 15563BIOPL 1120  DIS 207

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BIOPL 1130

By most accounts, whether theological or scientific, light is fundamental for life. Throughout the living world, there are vital processes, such as photosynthesis and vision that are associated with light. ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4700BIOPL 1130  LEC 001

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BIOPL 2420

How plants function and grow. Examples deal with crop plants or higher plants where possible, though not exclusively. Topics include cell structure and function; plant metabolism, including photosynthesis; ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 15572BIOPL 2420  LEC 001

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  • Prerequisite: one year introductory biology and/or BIOPL 2410. Co-register: BIOPL 2421, for plant science undergraduates (and highly recommended for other science majors). Recommended prerequisite: one year introductory chemistry. May not be taken for credit after BIOPL 3420 except by written permission of instructor.

BIOPL 2421

Experiments exemplify concepts covered in BIOPL 2420 and offer experience in a variety of biological and biochemical techniques, from the cellular to whole plant level. view course details

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  •   Choose one discussion and one laboratory.

  • 2 Credits Graded

  • 15573BIOPL 2421  DIS 201

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  • Co-requisite: BIOPL 2420. May not be taken for credit after BIOPL 3440.

  • 15574BIOPL 2421  LAB 401

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  • 2 Credits Graded

  • 15575BIOPL 2421  DIS 202

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  • Co-requisite: BIOPL 2420. May not be taken for credit after BIOPL 3440.

  • 15576BIOPL 2421  LAB 402

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  •   Choose one discussion and one laboratory.

  • 2 Credits Graded

  • 15577BIOPL 2421  DIS 203

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  • Co-requisite: BIOPL 2420. May not be taken for credit after BIOPL 3440.

  • 15578BIOPL 2421  LAB 403

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BIOPL 2484

Indigenous tribes of the tropics and arid lands of the Americas developed a unique health care system that involved the medical use of a vast array of medicinal plants. In this course, we will explore ... view course details

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  • 2 Credits Graded

  •  4808BIOPL 2484  LEC 001

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  • Prerequisites: BIOPL 2410 (Introductory Plant Biodiversity and Evolution) or permision of instructor.

BIOPL 2490

Biological subjects presented in Hollywood films. Lecture topics include the scientific method, Darwinism, development, paleobiology, animal cloning, genome sequencing, forensic DNA, artificial intelligence, ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  3206BIOPL 2490  LEC 001

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BIOPL 3420

Integrated and interdisciplinary study of the processes that contribute to the growth, competition, and reproduction of plants. Topics include, but are not limited to, plant-water relations, membrane properties ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  2536BIOPL 3420  LEC 001

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  • Prerequisite: one year introductory biology. Co-requisite: BIOPL 3421 or written permission of instructor. May not be taken for credit after BIOPL 2420 unless written permission obtained from instructor.

BIOPL 3421

Experiments exemplify concepts covered in BIOPL 3420 and offer experience in a variety of biological and biochemical techniques, from the cellular to whole plant level, with emphasis on experimental ... view course details

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  •   Choose one discussion and one laboratory.

  • 2 Credits Graded

  •  2538BIOPL 3421  DIS 201

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  •  2537BIOPL 3421  LAB 401

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  • Co-register: BIOPL 3420. May not be taken for credit after BIOPL 2440.

BIOPL 3430

Introduction to current studies involving recombinant DNA technology and its application to the improvement of plants. Emphasizes genetic transformation methodology, gene expression systems, and strategies ... view course details

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  • 2 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 15579BIOPL 3430  LEC 001

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BIOPL 3431

Companion to BIOPL 3430 with laboratory activities that focus on the practice of plant biotechnology. Students transfer genes to plants by a variety of methods and analyze their expression in the host ... view course details

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  • 2 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 15580BIOPL 3431  LAB 401

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BIOPL 3470

The goal of this course is to introduce to the students the plant histology of specific model organisms. The course consists of three topics: revision of general plant anatomy, and review of plant structures ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one laboratory.

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 15583BIOPL 3470  LEC 001

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    • Gandolfo Nixon, M

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  • Prerequisite: introductory course in botany, or permission of instructor. May not be taken for credit after BIOPL 3450.

  • 15584BIOPL 3470  LAB 401

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    • Gandolfo Nixon, M

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BIOPL 3590

A survey of the diversity, systematics, and basic biology of grasses, with reference to related plant families (sedges, rushes, restios). Major topics include morphology, anatomy, phylogenetic relationships, ... view course details

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  • 0 Credits

  • 17724BIOPL 3590  LAB 401

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BIOPL 3800

Covers strategies and methodologies in chemotaxonomy, chemical ecology, and ethnobotany, as they are used in chemical prospecting for new pharmaceuticals. Discusses the biosynthesis and distribution of ... view course details

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  • 2 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  2539BIOPL 3800  LEC 001

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  • Prerequisite: one year introductory biology and organic chemistry course or permission of instructor.

BIOPL 4400

Basic and advanced theory and methods of phylogenetic analysis. Introduces students to cladistic analysis using parsimony and gain experience with computer-aided analysis of taxonomic data, including both ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one laboratory.

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17947BIOPL 4400  LEC 001

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    • Nixon, K

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  • 17948BIOPL 4400  LAB 401

    • TBA
    • Nixon, K

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BIOPL 4480

Introduction to evolution, surveying major changes in plants from the origin of life to the present. Emphasizes plant form and function, adaptations to particular ecologic settings, and evolutionary theory ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one laboratory.

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 15581BIOPL 4480  LEC 001

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  • Prerequisite: BIOPL 2410 or equivalent, or permission of instructor.

  • 15582BIOPL 4480  LAB 401

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BIOPL 4620

Focuses on biochemistry of plant specific processes, with the aim to obtain an integrative overview of plant biochemistry. Examples include processes such as cell wall biochemistry, pigment biosynthesis ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  2540BIOPL 4620  LEC 001

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  • Prerequisite: BIOPL 2420 or 3420, or equivalent and BIOBM 3300 or 3310, or equivalent, or permission of instructor.

BIOPL 4841

This course is broken into three sections focusing on plant anatomy, cell biology, and development. In each section, we will discuss our current understanding of the key concepts, talk about some of the ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4764BIOPL 4841  LEC 001

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  • Prerequisites: BIOPL 4831 or BIOMG 2800 or permission of the instructor.

BIOPL 4940

The department teaches "trial" courses under this number. Offerings vary by semester and are advertised by the department before the semester starts. Courses offered under the number will be approved by ... view course details

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: Plant Fossils and Evolution

  •  4888BIOPL 4940  LEC 001

    • TBA
    • Crepet, W

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BIOPL 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

  •  2541BIOPL 4980  IND 601

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    • Staff

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  • Prerequisite: previous enrollment in course to be taught or equivalent. Students must register using individual study form (Available online: http://cals.cornell.edu/academics/registrar/policies/#independent-study).

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4570BIOPL 4980  IND 605

    • TBA
    • Silva, T

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BIOPL 6420

This course explores the mechanisms of acquisition of mineral nutrients from the soil, translocation and accumulation in plant tissues, the tight homeostatic control that prevent mineral element deficiencies ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: CSS 6420

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17698BIOPL 6420  LEC 001

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BIOPL 6470

Discussions led by staff, visitors, and students on topics of current importance to systematic biology. view course details

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  • 1 Credit Sat/UnSat

  •  2542BIOPL 6470  SEM 101

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    • Nixon, K

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  • Enrollment preference given to: graduate students and advanced undergraduates in systematic biology.

BIOPL 7400

Lectures on current research in plant biology, presented by visitors and staff. view course details

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  • 0 Credits Sat/UnSat

  •  2543BIOPL 7400  SEM 101

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    • Crepet, W

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  • Requirement for graduate students doing work in plant biology.

BIOPL 7420

No description available. view course details

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  • 1 Credit Sat/UnSat

  •  2544BIOPL 7420  DIS 201

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  • Enrollment preference given to: graduate students with priority given to majors or minors in plant molecular biology. Prerequisite for undergraduates: written permission of instructor.

BIOPL 7440

After the first year, each student presents one seminar per year on his or her thesis research and then meets with the thesis committee members for evaluation. First-year students only attend the seminar ... view course details

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  • 1 Credit Sat/UnSat

  •  2545BIOPL 7440  DIS 201

    • R
    • Davis, J

      Doyle, J

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  • Enrollment limited to and required for: second-, third-, and fourth-year graduate students in Plant Cell and Molecular Biology.

BIOPL 7490

Similar to BIOG 4990 but intended for graduate students who are working with faculty members on an individual basis. view course details

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  • 1-9 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  2546BIOPL 7490  RSC 701

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    • Van Wijk, K

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  • Similar to BIOG 4990 but intended for graduate students who are working with faculty members on an individual basis. Sign into your faculty members section.

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  • 1-9 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  2547BIOPL 7490  RSC 702

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    • Kessler, A

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  • Similar to BIOG 4990 but intended for graduate students who are working with faculty members on an individual basis. Sign into your faculty members section.

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  • 1-9 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  2548BIOPL 7490  RSC 703

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    • Gan, S

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  • Similar to BIOG 4990 but intended for graduate students who are working with faculty members on an individual basis. Sign into your faculty members section.

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  • 1-9 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  2549BIOPL 7490  RSC 704

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    • Nasrallah, J

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  • Similar to BIOG 4990 but intended for graduate students who are working with faculty members on an individual basis. Sign into your faculty members section.

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  • 1-9 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  2550BIOPL 7490  RSC 705

    • TBA
    • Pawlowski, W

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  • Similar to BIOG 4990 but intended for graduate students who are working with faculty members on an individual basis. Sign into your faculty members section.

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  • 1-9 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  2551BIOPL 7490  RSC 706

    • TBA
    • Rose, J

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  • Similar to BIOG 4990 but intended for graduate students who are working with faculty members on an individual basis. Sign into your faculty members section.

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  • 1-9 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  2552BIOPL 7490  RSC 707

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    • Brutnell, T

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  • Similar to BIOG 4990 but intended for graduate students who are working with faculty members on an individual basis. Sign into your faculty members section.

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  • 1-9 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  2553BIOPL 7490  RSC 708

    • TBA
    • Luckow, M

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  • Similar to BIOG 4990 but intended for graduate students who are working with faculty members on an individual basis. Sign into your faculty members section.

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  • 1-9 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  2554BIOPL 7490  RSC 709

    • TBA
    • Doyle, J

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  • Similar to BIOG 4990 but intended for graduate students who are working with faculty members on an individual basis. Sign into your faculty members section.

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  • 1-9 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  2555BIOPL 7490  RSC 710

    • TBA
    • Owens, T

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  • Similar to BIOG 4990 but intended for graduate students who are working with faculty members on an individual basis. Sign into your faculty members section.

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  • 1-9 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  2556BIOPL 7490  RSC 711

    • TBA
    • Davis, J

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  • Similar to BIOG 4990 but intended for graduate students who are working with faculty members on an individual basis. Sign into your faculty members section.

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  • 1-9 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  2557BIOPL 7490  RSC 712

    • TBA
    • Hanson, M

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  • Similar to BIOG 4990 but intended for graduate students who are working with faculty members on an individual basis. Sign into your faculty members section.

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  • 1-9 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  2558BIOPL 7490  RSC 713

    • TBA
    • Turgeon, R

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  • Similar to BIOG 4990 but intended for graduate students who are working with faculty members on an individual basis. Sign into your faculty members section.

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  • 1-9 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  2559BIOPL 7490  RSC 714

    • TBA
    • Scanlon, M

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  • Similar to BIOG 4990 but intended for graduate students who are working with faculty members on an individual basis. Sign into your faculty members section.

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  • 1-9 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  2560BIOPL 7490  RSC 716

    • TBA
    • Niklas, K

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  • Similar to BIOG 4990 but intended for graduate students who are working with faculty members on an individual basis. Sign into your faculty members section.

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  • 1-9 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  2561BIOPL 7490  RSC 717

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    • Jander, G

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  • Similar to BIOG 4990 but intended for graduate students who are working with faculty members on an individual basis. Sign into your faculty members section.

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  • 1-9 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  2562BIOPL 7490  RSC 718

    • TBA
    • Hua, J

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  • Similar to BIOG 4990 but intended for graduate students who are working with faculty members on an individual basis. Sign into your faculty members section.

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  • 1-9 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  2563BIOPL 7490  RSC 719

    • TBA
    • Giovannoni, J

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  • Similar to BIOG 4990 but intended for graduate students who are working with faculty members on an individual basis. Sign into your faculty members section.

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  • 1-9 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  2564BIOPL 7490  RSC 720

    • TBA
    • Crepet, W

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  • Similar to BIOG 4990 but intended for graduate students who are working with faculty members on an individual basis. Sign into your faculty members section.

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  • 1-9 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  2565BIOPL 7490  RSC 721

    • TBA
    • Kochian, L

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  • Similar to BIOG 4990 but intended for graduate students who are working with faculty members on an individual basis. Sign into your faculty members section.

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  • 1-9 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  2566BIOPL 7490  RSC 722

    • TBA
    • Martin, G

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  • Similar to BIOG 4990 but intended for graduate students who are working with faculty members on an individual basis. Sign into your faculty members section.

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  • 1-9 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  2567BIOPL 7490  RSC 723

    • TBA
    • Harrison, M

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  • Similar to BIOG 4990 but intended for graduate students who are working with faculty members on an individual basis. Sign into your faculty members section.

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  • 1-9 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  2568BIOPL 7490  RSC 724

    • TBA
    • Nixon, K

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  • Similar to BIOG 4990 but intended for graduate students who are working with faculty members on an individual basis. Sign into your faculty members section.

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  • 1-9 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  2569BIOPL 7490  RSC 725

    • TBA
    • Sparks, J

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  • Similar to BIOG 4990 but intended for graduate students who are working with faculty members on an individual basis. Sign into your faculty members section.

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  • 1-9 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  2570BIOPL 7490  RSC 726

    • TBA
    • Vatamaniuk, O

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  • Similar to BIOG 4990 but intended for graduate students who are working with faculty members on an individual basis. Sign into your faculty members section.

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  • 1-9 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  2571BIOPL 7490  RSC 727

    • TBA
    • Davies, P

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  • Similar to BIOG 4990 but intended for graduate students who are working with faculty members on an individual basis. Sign into your faculty members section.

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  • 1-9 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  2572BIOPL 7490  RSC 728

    • TBA
    • Nasrallah, M

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  • Similar to BIOG 4990 but intended for graduate students who are working with faculty members on an individual basis. Sign into your faculty members section.

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  • 1-9 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  2573BIOPL 7490  RSC 729

    • TBA
    • Stern, D

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  • Similar to BIOG 4990 but intended for graduate students who are working with faculty members on an individual basis. Sign into your faculty members section.

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  • 1-9 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  2574BIOPL 7490  RSC 730

    • TBA
    • Rodriguez, E

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  • Similar to BIOG 4990 but intended for graduate students who are working with faculty members on an individual basis. Sign into your faculty members section.

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  • 1-9 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  2575BIOPL 7490  RSC 731

    • TBA
    • Wayne, R

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  • Similar to BIOG 4990 but intended for graduate students who are working with faculty members on an individual basis. Sign into your faculty members section.

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  • 1-9 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4181BIOPL 7490  RSC 733

    • TBA
    • Gandolfo Nixon, M

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  • Similar to BIOG 4990 but intended for graduate students who are working with faculty members on an individual basis. Sign into your faculty members section.

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  • 1-9 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4227BIOPL 7490  RSC 734

    • TBA
    • McCouch, S

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  • Similar to BIOG 4990 but intended for graduate students who are working with faculty members on an individual basis. Sign into your faculty members section.

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  • 1-9 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4233BIOPL 7490  RSC 735

    • TBA
    • Raguso, R

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  • Similar to BIOG 4990 but intended for graduate students who are working with faculty members on an individual basis. Sign into your faculty members section.

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  • 1-9 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4238BIOPL 7490  RSC 736

    • TBA
    • Popescu, S

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  • Similar to BIOG 4990 but intended for graduate students who are working with faculty members on an individual basis. Sign into your faculty members section.

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  • 1-9 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4303BIOPL 7490  RSC 737

    • TBA
    • Roeder, A

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  • Similar to BIOG 4990 but intended for graduate students who are working with faculty members on an individual basis. Sign into your faculty members section.

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  • 1-9 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4609BIOPL 7490  RSC 738

    • TBA
    • Richards, E

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  • Similar to BIOG 4990 but intended for graduate students who are working with faculty members on an individual basis. Sign into your faculty members section.