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BIOMG 1290

Do you have allergies to milk or wheat? Curious about your family ancestry? Does a relative suffer from a genetic disease, and you wonder if you might also be at risk? How will medicine be impacted by ... view course details

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

  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

  •  2944BIOMG 1290  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Aquadro, C

  • Everybody welcome, but freshman and sophomores particularly encouraged. No Auditors.

  •  2945BIOMG 1290  DIS 201

    • F
    • Aquadro, C

  •  2946BIOMG 1290  DIS 202

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    • Aquadro, C

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    • Aquadro, C

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    • Aquadro, C

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    • Aquadro, C

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    • Aquadro, C

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    • Aquadro, C

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    • Aquadro, C

  •  3841BIOMG 1290  DIS 209

    • F
    • Aquadro, C

  •  3842BIOMG 1290  DIS 210

    • F
    • Aquadro, C

BIOMG 1320

Six professors discuss their research and promising new areas for research in the future. view course details

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  •   Seven Week - First. 

  • 0 Credits Sat/Unsat

  •  2747BIOMG 1320  LEC 001

    • S
    • Jan 25 - Feb 8, 2020
    • Blankenship, J

  • Intended for freshmen, sophomores, and transfer students.

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

  •  2723BIOMG 1350  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Bretscher, A

      Liu, K

  • Biological Science major must take this course for a letter grade To contact instructors, please e-mail: biomg1350@cornell.edu

  •  2724BIOMG 1350  DIS 201

  •  2725BIOMG 1350  DIS 202

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  •  4321BIOMG 1350  DIS 222

  • 16668BIOMG 1350  DIS 223

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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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  2706BIOMG 2800  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Barbash, D

      Blake-Hodek, K

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

  • 2 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17104BIOMG 2801  LEC 001

    • M
    • Blake-Hodek, K

      Goldberg, M

  • Prerequisite or co-requisite: 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.

  • 17105BIOMG 2801  LEC 002

    • M
    • Blake-Hodek, K

      Goldberg, M

  • Prerequisite or co-requisite: 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.

  •  3059BIOMG 2801  LAB 401

  • Prerequisite or co-requisite: 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.

  •  3061BIOMG 2801  LAB 402

  • Prerequisite or co-requisite: 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.

  •  3062BIOMG 2801  LAB 403

  • Prerequisite or co-requisite: 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.

  •  3063BIOMG 2801  LAB 404

  • Prerequisite or co-requisite: 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.

  •  3939BIOMG 2801  LAB 405

  • Prerequisite or co-requisite: 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.

  •  3940BIOMG 2801  LAB 406

  • Prerequisite or co-requisite: 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.

  •  3941BIOMG 2801  LAB 407

  • Prerequisite or co-requisite: 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.

  •  3942BIOMG 2801  LAB 408

  • Prerequisite or co-requisite: 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.

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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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  2710BIOMG 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. Organization meeting Tuesday 1/21, 4:30 PM, Baker Lab 200. Attendance is required.

BIOMG 3320

Comprehensive course in molecular biology that covers the structure and properties of DNA, DNA replication and repair, synthesis and processing of RNA and proteins, the regulation of gene expression, and ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 2 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  2748BIOMG 3320  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Grimson, A

      Smolka, M

  • Prerequisite: one majors-level biology course; prerequisite or corequisite: one course in organic chemistry; or permission of instructor. May not be taken for credit after BIOMG 3300 or BIOMG 3330 or BIOMG 3350.

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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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit Graded

  •  2711BIOMG 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: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit Graded

  •  2712BIOMG 3340  LEC 002

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

BIOMG 3350

Comprehensive introduction to biologically important molecules and polymers. Topics include protein structure and function, enzyme catalysis, metabolic regulatory pathways, DNA and RNA structure, ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  1004BIOMG 3350  LEC 001

    • MTWR
    • Fromme, C

      Mao, Y

  • Prerequisite: one majors-level biology course; and one year general chemistry, and CHEM 1570, or CHEM 3570-3580; or equivalents, or permission of instructor. CHEM 3580 may be co-registration. May not be taken for credit after BIOMG 3300, BIOMG 3310, BIOMG 3320, BIOMG 3330 or NS 3200. Biological sciences majors must take course for a letter grade.

BIOMG 3800

An extension of BIOMG 2800 in which selected topics will be explored in greater depth. The course will not attempt to cover the breadth of Genetics and Genomics. Through readings, small class discussions, ... view course details

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  3268BIOMG 3800  LEC 001

    • MWF
    • Fox, T

  • Prerequisites: BIOMG 2800 BIOMG 2801 Recommended: Biochemistry

BIOMG 4320

Survey of a wide array of topics focusing on the general properties of eukaryotic cells. Topics include methods used for studying cells, the structure and function of the major cellular organelles, and ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  2749BIOMG 4320  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Han, C

      Vogt, V

  • Prerequisite: BIOMG 3300 or BIOMG 3330 or BIOMG 3350 or BIOMG 3310; previous or co-registration in BIOMG 3320, or equivalent. Recommended prerequisite: BIOMG 2800 and 2801. Undergraduate students must enroll in this course for letter grade; graduate students may enroll either for letter grade or S-U option.

BIOMG 4390

This course will examine how changes in the normal expression, structure, and activity of gene products caused by genetic mutations and environmental agents lead to disease in humans and other animals. ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  3809BIOMG 4390  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Danko, C

      Kwak, H

  • Prerequisites: BIOMG 3300, or BIOMG 3310 and BIOMG 3320, or BIOMG 3350, and BIOMG2800

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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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  2715BIOMG 4400  LAB 401

  • Prerequisites: 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 at saj23@cornell.edu to be placed on wait-list.)

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  2716BIOMG 4400  LAB 402

  • Prerequisites: 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 at saj23@cornell.edu to be placed on wait-list.)

BIOMG 4450

This course will cover basic aspects of tissue morphogenesis and homeostasis with emphasis on the biological role of embryonic and adult stem cells in development, and their possible clinical applications. ... view course details

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

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  3669BIOMG 4450  LEC 001

    • W
    • Tumbar, T

  • Prerequisites: BIOMG 1350, BIOMG 2801 or permission of instructor.

  •  3681BIOMG 4450  DIS 201

    • M
    • Tumbar, T

  •  3682BIOMG 4450  DIS 202

    • M
    • Tumbar, T

BIOMG 4880

This course will focus on the fundamentals of cancer genetics and genomics. Main topics include the genes and pathways that are mutated in various cancer types, mechanisms leading to cancer mutations and ... view course details

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  3804BIOMG 4880  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Koren, A

  • Prerequisites: BIOMG 2800 or equivalent

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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  •   Project Session Full. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  2719BIOMG 4980  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Staff

  • Prerequisite: previous enrollment in course to be taught or equivalent. Note: 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. Independent Study 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 6360

Aims to provide an integrated view of eukaryotic cell organization as elucidated using biochemical molecular, genetic, and cell biological approaches. Major topics include the cytoskeleton, membrane traffic, ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 2 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  2750BIOMG 6360  LEC 001

  • Prerequisite: BIOMG 3300, or 3330, or 3350, or 3310/3320, and 4320, or equivalents.

BIOMG 6870

The explosion of new genetic/genomic methods, including the availability of genome sequences and CRISPR-based genome editing, provides new elegant tools and approaches with which to discover and dissect ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16548BIOMG 6870  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Goldberg, M

      Wolfner, M

  • Prerequisite: Prior courses in Genetics & Genomics (such as BIOMG 2800) and in Molecular Biology (such as BIOMG 3300, BIOMG 3320, BIOMG 3330, BIOMG 3350, or equivalent). Prior course exposure to Developmental Biology and/or Cell Biology is helpful, but not required.

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  • Topic: MBG Fri Sem Dis Class

  •  2707BIOMG 7800  LEC 001

    • TBA
    • Hu, F

      Pleiss, J

      Sethupathy, P

  • Organization meeting TBA. Enrollment limited to: graduate students in the Field of Genetics.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: BIOMG 7940

  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

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  •   Seven Week - Second. 

  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  • Topic: Intro Bioinformatics in Python

  • 14768BIOMG 7800  LEC 002

    • TRWeill Hall 321
    • Mar 17 - Apr 23, 2020
    • Dwyer, Z

      Grimson, A

  • This will be a five week course open to all graduate students.

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

  •  2708BIOMG 7860  SEM 101

  • Enrollment limited to and required for: second-year and beyond graduate students in genetics and 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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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  •  2709BIOMG 7870  SEM 101

    • F
    • Grimson, A

  • Enrollment limited to: graduate students in Genetics and 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

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 0.5-1 Credits Sat/Unsat

  • Topic: PLSF Seminar

  • 17953BIOMG 7940  LEC 004

    • W
    • O'Brien, K

  • For PLSF Recipients only. Class will be held in Room B16, SCE Conf. Room in Day Hall

BIOMG 8300

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

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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 0 Credits Sat/Unsat

  •  2713BIOMG 8300  SEM 101

    • F
    • Fromme, C

  • Enrollment limited to: graduate students majoring in field of biochemistry, molecular and cell Biology.

BIOMG 8320

Research in the laboratories of two different professors chosen by the student. Arrangements are made jointly between the director of graduate studies and the research advisor. view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 6 Credits Sat/Unsat

  •  2753BIOMG 8320  LAB 401

    • TBA
    • Staff

  • Enrollment limited to and required for: first-year graduate students in field of biochemistry, molecular and cell biology. No designated room for this class. Lab rotations.

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

  •  2714BIOMG 8330  SEM 101

  • Enrollment limited to and required for: second-, third-, and fourth-year graduate students majoring in field of biochemistry, molecular and cell biology.

BIOMG 8340

Focuses on mathematical and statistical tools needed to analyze experimental data in molecular biology and genetics using examples from the literature. Provides a foundation for individual study of the ... view course details

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  •   Seven Week - Second. 

  • 2 Credits Graded

  • 17501BIOMG 8340  LEC 001

    • MWF
    • Mar 11 - May 5, 2020
    • Pleiss, J

  • Enrollment limited to: First-year PhD students in the graduate fields of biochemistry, molecular and cell biology, or genetics, genomics, and development. For all other students, permission of instructor is required.

BIOMG 8370

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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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  4092BIOMG 8370  DIS 201

  • Enrollment for this course is limited to 1st-year BMCB graduate students only. Students must have taken BIOMG 8369 the previous spring semester to enroll in BIOMG 8370. This class is combined with BIOMG 8369 to make a 6 credit, two-semester course (BIOMG 8369, fall – 2 credits; BIOMG 8370, spring - 4 credits). Students will receive a single grade after completing both BIOMG 8369 and BIOMG 8370.

BIOMG 8380

An interactive seminar to develop scientific writing (grant proposals and papers) and speaking (research talks) skills needed to support a career in scientific research. Students will begin the preparation ... view course details

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

  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  •  2754BIOMG 8380  LEC 001

  • Enrollment limited to: Second year Graduate Students majoring in the Field of BMCB. All other students, permission of instructor is required.

  •  2777BIOMG 8380  DIS 201

    • TBA
    • Pleiss, J