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Schivell Integrated reading, writing, and experimentation in molecular biology. Design and implementation of experiments using modern molecular biology techniques to address current questions in biology. Emphasizes reading and evaluating primary research literature. Includes practice in different scientific writing styles.

Strong emphasis on reading and interpreting primary research literature. Paredez Students perform initial characterization of novel genes through epitope tagging and localization. Cellular Aspects 3 NW H. De La Iglesia Examines the physiology of membrane transport, nervous signaling, sensory systems, behavioral modulation, muscle, neuronal and endocrine integration, and circadian rhythms.

Emphasis on the cellular and tissue level. Based on analyses of primary research articles. This course does not cover infectious diseases. Cabernard Examines the basic mechanisms used by stem cells to form differentiated cells. Offers opportunities for follow-up experiments based on initial observations. BIOL Neuroethology 4 NW Comparative exploration of the neural, hormonal, and genetic mechanisms that control behaviors necessary for survival and reproduction in animals.

Model systems discussed include animal communication, mate choice, escape behavior, spatial orientation, homing and migration, and biological rhythms.

Students are expected to understand fundamental concepts of neuroscience from any of the following prerequisite courses. Gardner Focuses on current research in primary literature in molecular and cellular biology. Covers three topics in depth that change to match immediately active topic areas.

Morphological changes in developing animals; experimental analysis of developing systems; underlying genetic and biochemical regulation of development. Parrish Uses molecular biology, cell biology, and genetic approaches to investigate how nutrient signals influence neuron growth. BIOL Molecular Evolution 5 NW Survey of empirical approaches to the study of molecular evolution and ecology, drawing on examples from a variety of taxa and the recent literature. Topics include DNA sequencing and systematics, fingerprinting approaches in behavioral ecology, and adaptive evolution at the molecular level.

Parichy Analysis of intertwined developmental and evolutionary processes studied through evolution of developmental genes, proteins, and expression patterns in different organisms. Includes reading and analyzing implications for ecology evolution, and human disease. Covers mutation, dominance, redundancy, epistasis, and key technologies for discovery of gene function as well as embryogenesis, meristem formation, flower development, and other problems in plant development.

Includes theoretical background as well as aspects that range from the molecular and cellular basis to the ecological and evolutionary implications of biological rhythms. Focuses on the foundations of data wrangling, data analysis, and statistics, particularly the development of automated techniques that are reproducible and scalable to large data sets.

Bergstrom Game theory is a tool for modeling and understanding biological interactions ranging from parental care to mate choice to animal contests to symbiosis. Studies conceptual foundations and basic methods and applies game theory in an evolutionary context to better understand the games that organisms play.

Buckley Explores the role of physiology in the ecology and evolution of animals. Special emphasis on how physiology influences responses to environmental change. Van Volkenburgh Advanced physiology seminar focusing on plant sensory mechanisms, transport and integration of information, and behavior in response to a variety of environmental stimuli. Carrington Studies the ecology of the oceans and coastal regions, emphasizing benthic communities common to the Pacific Northwest.

Kim Explores physiological mechanisms that underlie ecological observations, including how above- and below-ground microclimates develop and affect plant physiological processes. Discusses acclimation to environmental change along with species differences in physiological processes and plant's occupation of heterogeneous environments.

Laboratories emphasize field measurement techniques. Daniel Physical biology emphasizing a mechanical approach to ecological, evolutionary, and physiological questions. Basic principles underlying fluid and solid mechanics to explore responses of animals to flows, loads, and motions. Riffell Examines behavioral and physiological processes within an environmental framework. Uses a synthetic approach emphasizing applications to cell biology, physiology and behavior, and biomechanics.

BIOL Marine Zoology 5 NW Survey of groups of invertebrate animals represented in the San Juan Archipelago; natural history, functional morphology, ecology, distribution, habitat, adaptation, trophic interrelationships, and evolution.

BIOL Biology of Cannabinoids 1 NW Focuses on the plant biochemistry of and human biology interaction with cannabinoid compounds such as those found in the genus Cannabis. Representatives of all major and most minor phyla are collected, observed live, and studied in detail. Taken at Friday Harbor Laboratories. Not open for credit to students who have taken BIOL Ruesink Study of marine ecological processes such as recruitment, disturbance, competition, and predation, and their effects on the structure and diversity of marine communities.

Weekend field trips to local intertidal habitats required. Laboratory work emphasizes structures and functions. Emphasizes annelids and related worms, mollusks, and arthropods. BIOL Research Apprenticeship in Marine Science 15 NW Immersive quarter in research n close collaboration with one-three faculty mentors on a specific topic that varies with the apprenticeship.

Students engage in laboratory or field research in marine science, involving gathering, analyzing, and communicating results as part of a research team.

BIOL Herpetology 5 NW Amphibian and reptile biology, with emphasis on evolutionary relationships, ecology, behavior, morphology, physiology, and taxonomy. Lectures emphasize major trends and mechanisms maintaining diversity in form and function. Labs cover morphology and taxonomy with emphasis on the local fauna. Weekend, camping field trips required. Topics include paleobiogeography, morphology-based phylogenetics, evolutionary rates, biodiversity curves, functional morphology, morphometrics, and paleoecology.

Emphasis on application of methods using fossil and modern specimens. Santana Mata Uses mammals as a model system to investigate functional morphology. Focus on discussing primary literature, modern methodological tools used in functional morphology, and group research projects.

Research-intensive format allows students to conduct research projects using resources and specimens in the Biology Department and Burke mammalogy collection.

Ammirati General survey of the fungi with emphasis on life cycles, structure, physiology, economic importance. Uses an evolution of development evo-devo approach that compares morphological, anatomical, developmental, and molecular traits across main evolutionary lineages of plants.

Emphasis on Pacific Northwest species. Examines fossil and modern mammal specimens from the Burke Museum collections. Emphasizes taxonomy, breeding systems, brood parasitism, appearance, molt, migration, orientation, social behavior, song, and flight.

Includes Saturday and weekend field trips for which students are required to share a portion of transportation costs. BIOL Marine Botany 5 NW Survey of plants represented in marine environments; natural history; ecology, distribution, habitat, adaptation, and trophic interrelationships.

Taken at Friday Harbor laboratories. STROMBERG Examines the evolution of terrestrial ecosystems focusing on how abiotic factors such as climate change have shaped the evolution of vegetation on earth, and how the evolution of vegetation has influenced the evolution of animals.

Introduces paleoecological techniques using Burke Museum plant fossils. Relies on a comparative, systems approach to understand the major trends and mechanisms maintaining the diversity in form and function in mammals. LEACHE Emphasizes the estimation of species trees - multilocus estimates of species or population relationships as opposed to genealogies of alleles. Provides students with the computation and bioinformatics skills needed to apply new phylogenetic techniques that can accommodate larger, more complex data sets.

SIDOR Examines fossil vertebrate life, focusing on systematics and morphology of major lineages fish, reptiles, bird, and early mammal relatives.

Examines fossil and modern vertebrates from the Burke Museum collection in the lab. BIOL Invertebrate Paleontology 5 NW Important larger invertebrate groups; morphology, classification, stratigraphic distribution, evolution, paleoecology.

Introduces aspects of behavior, physiology, morphology, and ecology that emerge from the comparative study of vertebrates. Laboratory includes local field trips, films, and introduction to regional vertebrate fauna. Includes structure, classification, physiology, and ecology of insects. Interrelationships of insects and man. Requires at least one weekend field trip. Deep discussion of the immune system, vaccines, pathogens focusing on viruses and how the battle between good and evil needs a healthy balance.

Focuses on the biological aspects of cellular and system-wide defense against pathogens. BIOL , , or Riffell Exploration of how chemical signals are produced, transported, and influence behavior of microbes, plants, and animals.

Synthetic approach, with emphasis on applications to cell biology, neurobiology, and ecology. Techniques for quantifying genetic variation, behavioral effects, and gene expression.

Bosma Invertebrate and vertebrate examples illustrate the mechanisms used in constructing nervous systems. Focus on the cellular and molecular mechanisms that underlie questions about the basis of neuronal diversity, axonal pathfinding and target recognition, synaptogenesis, and activity-dependent plasticity. BIOL Mammalian Physiology 3 NW Principles of mammalian physiology with special emphasis on the cardiac, respiratory, renal systems taught at the organ and organ systems level.

BIOL Neurobiology 3 NW Examination of neuronal function with a focus on sensory systems, research techniques, neurological disease and potential therapeutics.

Discussion of primary literature highlights new data related to neurological disease. Original project labs and experiments in physiology.

BIOL , which may be taken concurrently. ZEMAN Examination of the causes, alterations in cellular function, and remediation of emerging diseases in plants and animals from a global perspective. Includes weekly scientific papers. Uses a variety of animals to highlight transitions in metabolism, muscle function, respiration, circulation, digestion, excretion, and ion regulation.

Weigle Students deepen their understanding of human physiology and pathophysiology by performing in-depth analyses of actual medical cases.

Cases are chosen to illustrate the mechanisms of frequently encountered diseases and the clinical presentation of affected patients. Bergstrom Responds to new applications of evolutionary biology in medicine, now being discovered at an accelerating rate.

Emphasizes medically relevant aspects of evolutionary biology. Integrates techniques developed by taxonomists, paleontologists, geologists, evolutionists, ecologists, and biogeographers to elucidate relationships between geographical distributions and continental drift, ecological interactions, climate, and dispersal abilities of organisms.

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