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Course information is posted for 2021. Please check back at a later time for updated 2022 course offerings.

Biological Sciences

Check the Directory of Classes for the most up-to-date course information: Biochemistry and Biology.

Summer 2021 Session Information

  • SESSION A courses are May 3–June 18, 2021
  • SESSION B courses are June 28–August 16, 2021
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BIOCHEM I-STRUCT/METABOLSM-REC
BCHM3511C001 0 points.

How does life work on a molecular level? Why do we succumb to disease, and how can we create new cures? This course will explore the biochemistry of life and how this knowledge can be harnessed to create new medicines. You will learn how cells convert environmental resources into energy through metabolism, how cellular molecules function, and how to use this biochemical knowledge for drug discovery related to neurodegeneration, cancer, and the current SARS-CoV-2 COVID19 pandemic. At the conclusion of the course, you will be able to diagram the major metabolic pathways and compare how these pathways are dysregulated in normal tissues in and disease states, and to design your own drug discovery program to create therapeutic for diseases such as COVID-19. In addition, you will know what techniques are used to uncover biochemical knowledge and how to design and interpret relevant experiments. You will be capable of collaborating with other people in the analysis and interpretation of biochemical data, and be able to communicate, defend and refute interpretations of data. You will learn how to create an original research proposal in the form of a research grant application. Having completed one year of college-level biology and one year of organic chemistry will be helpful to maximally benefit from this course. This course satisfies the requirement of most medical schools for introductory biochemistry, and is suitable for advanced undergraduates, and beginning graduate students; this replaces the previous UN3501 course.

Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
BCHM3511C001 001/12142 Summer A Subterm Mo 05:30 PM–06:30 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Brent Stockwell
0 Closed for Online Registration On-Line Only
BIOCHEM I-STRUCT/METABOLSM-REC
BCHM3511C002 0 points.

How does life work on a molecular level? Why do we succumb to disease, and how can we create new cures? This course will explore the biochemistry of life and how this knowledge can be harnessed to create new medicines. You will learn how cells convert environmental resources into energy through metabolism, how cellular molecules function, and how to use this biochemical knowledge for drug discovery related to neurodegeneration, cancer, and the current SARS-CoV-2 COVID19 pandemic. At the conclusion of the course, you will be able to diagram the major metabolic pathways and compare how these pathways are dysregulated in normal tissues in and disease states, and to design your own drug discovery program to create therapeutic for diseases such as COVID-19. In addition, you will know what techniques are used to uncover biochemical knowledge and how to design and interpret relevant experiments. You will be capable of collaborating with other people in the analysis and interpretation of biochemical data, and be able to communicate, defend and refute interpretations of data. You will learn how to create an original research proposal in the form of a research grant application. Having completed one year of college-level biology and one year of organic chemistry will be helpful to maximally benefit from this course. This course satisfies the requirement of most medical schools for introductory biochemistry, and is suitable for advanced undergraduates, and beginning graduate students; this replaces the previous UN3501 course.

Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
BCHM3511C002 002/12143 Summer A Subterm Tu 05:30 PM–06:30 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Brent Stockwell
0 Closed for Online Registration On-Line Only
BIOCHEM I-STRUCT/METABOLSM-REC
BCHM3511C003 0 points.

How does life work on a molecular level? Why do we succumb to disease, and how can we create new cures? This course will explore the biochemistry of life and how this knowledge can be harnessed to create new medicines. You will learn how cells convert environmental resources into energy through metabolism, how cellular molecules function, and how to use this biochemical knowledge for drug discovery related to neurodegeneration, cancer, and the current SARS-CoV-2 COVID19 pandemic. At the conclusion of the course, you will be able to diagram the major metabolic pathways and compare how these pathways are dysregulated in normal tissues in and disease states, and to design your own drug discovery program to create therapeutic for diseases such as COVID-19. In addition, you will know what techniques are used to uncover biochemical knowledge and how to design and interpret relevant experiments. You will be capable of collaborating with other people in the analysis and interpretation of biochemical data, and be able to communicate, defend and refute interpretations of data. You will learn how to create an original research proposal in the form of a research grant application. Having completed one year of college-level biology and one year of organic chemistry will be helpful to maximally benefit from this course. This course satisfies the requirement of most medical schools for introductory biochemistry, and is suitable for advanced undergraduates, and beginning graduate students; this replaces the previous UN3501 course.

Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
BCHM3511C003 003/12144 Summer A Subterm We 05:30 PM–06:30 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Brent Stockwell
0 Closed for Online Registration On-Line Only
BIOCHEM I-STRUCT/METABOLSM-REC
BCHM3511C004 0 points.

How does life work on a molecular level? Why do we succumb to disease, and how can we create new cures? This course will explore the biochemistry of life and how this knowledge can be harnessed to create new medicines. You will learn how cells convert environmental resources into energy through metabolism, how cellular molecules function, and how to use this biochemical knowledge for drug discovery related to neurodegeneration, cancer, and the current SARS-CoV-2 COVID19 pandemic. At the conclusion of the course, you will be able to diagram the major metabolic pathways and compare how these pathways are dysregulated in normal tissues in and disease states, and to design your own drug discovery program to create therapeutic for diseases such as COVID-19. In addition, you will know what techniques are used to uncover biochemical knowledge and how to design and interpret relevant experiments. You will be capable of collaborating with other people in the analysis and interpretation of biochemical data, and be able to communicate, defend and refute interpretations of data. You will learn how to create an original research proposal in the form of a research grant application. Having completed one year of college-level biology and one year of organic chemistry will be helpful to maximally benefit from this course. This course satisfies the requirement of most medical schools for introductory biochemistry, and is suitable for advanced undergraduates, and beginning graduate students; this replaces the previous UN3501 course.

Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
BCHM3511C004 004/12784 Summer A Subterm Tu 05:30 PM–06:30 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Brent Stockwell
0 Closed for Online Registration On-Line Only
BIOCHEM I-STRUCTURE/METABOLISM
BCHM4501W001 3 points.

How does life work on a molecular level? Why do we succumb to disease, and how can we create new cures? This course will explore the biochemistry of life and how this knowledge can be harnessed to create new medicines. You will learn how cells convert environmental resources into energy through metabolism, how cellular molecules function, and how to use this biochemical knowledge for drug discovery related to neurodegeneration, cancer,and the current SARS-CoV-2 COVID19 pandemic. At the conclusion of the course, you will be able to diagram the major metabolic pathways and compare how these pathways are dysregulated in normal tissues in and disease states, and to design your own drug discovery program to create therapeutic for diseases such as COVID-19. In addition, you will know what techniques are used to uncover biochemical knowledge and how to design and interpret relevant experiments. You will be capable of collaborating with other people in the analysis and interpretation of biochemical data, and be able to communicate, defend and refute interpretations of data. You will learn how to create an original research proposal in the form of a research grant application. Having completed one year of college-level biology and one year of organic chemistry will be helpful to maximally benefit from this course. This course satisfies the requirement of most medical schools for introductory biochemistry, and is suitable for advanced undergraduates, and beginning graduate students; this replaces the previous UN3501 course.

Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
BCHM4501W001 001/12141 Summer A Subterm Th 02:30 PM–05:15 PM
Tu 02:30 PM–05:15 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Brent Stockwell
3 Closed for Online Registration On-Line Only
Biochemistry I in VR: Leveraging Virtual Reality to Analyze Structure, Metabolism, and Therapeutics
BCHM4505W001 0 points.

In this course, we will use virtual reality to explore the basic biochemistry of living systems and how this knowledge can be harnessed to create new medicines. We will learn how living systems convert environmental resources into energy through metabolism, and how they use this energy and these materials to build the molecules required for the diverse functions of life. We will discuss the applications of this biochemical knowledge to mechanisms of disease and to drug discovery. We will look at examples of drug discovery related to neurodegeneration, cancer, and the SARS-CoV-2 COVID19 pandemic. This course satisfies the requirement of most medical schools for introductory biochemistry, and is suitable for advanced undergraduates, and beginning graduate students. This course is equivalent to and replaces the prior course named UN3501, and is equivalent to the course offered in the Fall semester. This course is a co-requiste to GU4501.

We will meet twice each week in Zoom (Tuesday and Thursday 2:30-5:15, BCHM GU4501) to discuss the course material. We will then meet Friday 9:30-10:30 each week in virtual reality, using the Spatial.io platform and an Oculus Quest headset. In VR, we will examine the 3D spatial concepts relevant to biochemistry, where you will be able to examine molecular structures in an immersive format.

Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
BCHM4505W001 001/12148 Summer A Subterm Fr 09:30 AM–10:30 AM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Brent Stockwell
0 Closed for Online Registration On-Line Only
INTRO-MOLECULR/CELLULR BIOL I
BIOL2005S001 4 points.

Lecture and recitation. Recommended as the introductory biology course for biology and related majors, and for premedical students. Fundamental principles of biochemistry, molecular biology, and genetics. SPS, Barnard, and TC students may register for this course, but they must first obtain the written permission of the instructor, by filling out a paper Registration Adjustment Form (Add/Drop form). The form can be downloaded at the URL below, but must be signed by the instructor and returned to the office of the registrar. http://registrar.columbia.edu/sites/default/files/content/reg-adjustment.pdf

Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
BIOL2005S001 001/12614 Full Trm Crs Tu 10:45 AM–12:20 PM
Th 10:45 AM–12:20 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Mary Ann Price
4 Closed for Online Registration On-Line Only
INTRO BIO I: BIOCHEM,GEN,MOLEC
BIOL2015C001 0 points.

Lecture and recitation. Recommended as the introductory biology course for biology and related majors, and for premedical students. Fundamental principles of biochemistry, molecular biology, and genetics. SPS, Barnard, and TC students may register for this course, but they must first obtain the written permission of the instructor, by filling out a paper Registration Adjustment Form (Add/Drop form). The form can be downloaded at the URL below, but must be signed by the instructor and returned to the office of the registrar. http://registrar.columbia.edu/sites/default/files/content/reg-adjustment.pdf

Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
BIOL2015C001 001/12616 Full Trm Crs We 08:10 PM–10:00 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Mary Ann Price
0 Closed for Online Registration On-Line Only
MOLECULAR & MENDELIAN GENETICS
BIOL2100X001 3 points.

Mendelian and molecular genetics of both eukaryotes and prokaryotes, with an emphasis on human genetics. Topics include segregation, recombination and linkage maps, cytogenetics, gene structure and function, mutation, molecular aspects of gene expression and regulation, genetic components of cancer, and genome studies.

Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
BIOL2100X001 001/00051 Summer A Subterm We 09:00 AM–10:35 AM
Tu 09:00 AM–10:35 AM
Th 09:00 AM–10:35 AM
Mo 09:00 AM–10:35 AM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Jennifer Mansfield
3 Registration Block
(w/ Self-Managed Wait List)
On-Line Only
CONTEMPORARY BIOLOGY I
BIOL2401S001 3 points.

Lecture and recitation. Recommended as the introductory biology course for biology and related majors, and for premedical students. Fundamental principles of biochemistry, molecular biology, and genetics. SPS, Barnard, and TC students may register for this course, but they must first obtain the written permission of the instructor, by filling out a paper Registration Adjustment Form (Add/Drop form). The form can be downloaded at the URL below, but must be signed by the instructor and returned to the office of the registrar. http://registrar.columbia.edu/sites/default/files/content/reg-adjustment.pdf

Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
BIOL2401S001 001/12615 Full Trm Crs Tu 10:45 AM–12:20 PM
Th 10:45 AM–12:20 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Mary Ann Price
3 Closed for Online Registration On-Line Only
CODING IN BIOLOGY
BIOL2490X001 3 points.

An introduction to the basics of Python and R coding in the context of solving basic problems in molecular biology. Python will be used to write programs that analyze various features of DNA sequence data and R will be used to analyze output from RNA-seq experiments. No prior programming experience is necessary. The work will involve modifying existing code as well as developing simple programs from the ground up.

Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
BIOL2490X001 001/00052 Summer A Subterm Mo 09:00 AM–10:35 AM
We 09:00 AM–10:35 AM
Tu 09:00 AM–10:35 AM
Th 09:00 AM–10:35 AM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Brian Morton
3 Registration Block
(w/ Self-Managed Wait List)
On-Line Only
CONTEMPORARY BIOLOGY LAB
BIOL2501S001 3 points.
Prerequisites: BIOL C2005 or F2005 (Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology, I) or equivalent. The lab will focus on experiments in genetics and molecular biology with emphasis on data analysis and interpretation.
Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
BIOL2501S001 001/12781 Summer B Subterm We 01:00 PM–05:00 PM
Mo 01:00 PM–05:00 PM
Fr 09:00 AM–01:00 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Claire Hazen
3 Registration Block
(w/ Self-Managed Wait List)
In-Person
CONTEMPORARY BIOLOGY LAB
BIOL2501S002 3 points.
Prerequisites: BIOL C2005 or F2005 (Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology, I) or equivalent. The lab will focus on experiments in genetics and molecular biology with emphasis on data analysis and interpretation.
Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
BIOL2501S002 002/12782 Summer B Subterm Tu 01:00 PM–05:00 PM
Th 01:00 PM–05:00 PM
Fr 02:00 PM–06:00 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Claire Hazen
3 Registration Block
(w/ Self-Managed Wait List)
In-Person
CELL BIOLOGY
BIOL3041W001 3 points.
Prerequisites: one year of biology, normally BIOL UN2005-BIOL UN2006, or the equivalent. Cell Biology 3041/4041 is an upper-division course that covers in depth all organelles of cells, how they make up tissues, secrete substances important for the organism, generate and adapt to their working environment in the body, move throughout development, and signal to each other. Because these topics were introduced in the Intro Course (taught by Mowshowitz and Chasin), this course or its equivalent is a pre-requisite for W3041/4041. Students for whom this course is useful include biology, biochem or biomedical engineering majors, those preparing to apply for medical school or graduate school, and those doing or planning to start doing research in a biology or biomedical lab. SCE and TC students may register for this course, but they must first obtain the written permission of the instructor, by filling out a paper Registration Adjustment Form (Add/Drop form). The form can be downloaded at the URL below, but must be signed by the instructor and returned to the office of the registrar. http://registrar.columbia.edu/sites/default/files/content/reg-adjustment.pdf
Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
BIOL3041W001 001/10746 Summer A Subterm Tu 10:10 AM–11:25 AM
We 10:10 AM–11:25 AM
Th 10:10 AM–11:25 AM
Mo 10:10 AM–11:25 AM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Erin Barnhart
3 Closed for Online Registration On-Line Only
PROJECT LAB IN MICROBIOLOGY
BIOL3058W001 5 points.

Prerequisites: one year of Intro Bio. An introductory biology or chemistry lab is recommended. Bacteria are not just unicellular germs. This lab course will broaden your awareness of the amazing world of microbiology and the diverse capabilities of microbes. The focus will be on bacterial multicellularity, pigment production, and intercellular signaling. Pigment-producing bacteria will be isolated from the wild (i.e. Morningside Campus or your skin), and characterized using standard genetic tools (PCR, DNA gel electrophoresis, transformation, screen) and microbiology techniques (isolation of bacteria and growth of bacterial colonies, media preparation, enrichment techniques for pigments). These techniques will also be applied in the study of bacterial multicellularity and signaling in the standard lab strain Pseudomonas aeruginosa. SCE and TC students may register for this course, but they must first obtain the written permission of the instructor, by filling out a paper Registration Adjustment Form (Add/Drop form). The form can be downloaded at the URL below, but must be signed by the instructor and returned to the office of the registrar. http://registrar.columbia.edu/sites/default/files/content/reg-adjustment.pdf

Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
BIOL3058W001 001/10745 Summer A Subterm We 01:10 PM–05:00 PM
Fr 01:10 PM–05:00 PM
Mo 01:10 PM–05:00 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Lars Dietrich
5 Closed for Online Registration Hybrid
LABORATORY IN CELL BIOLOGY
BIOL3311X001 3 points.

Introduction to cell biological techniques used to investigate structural, molecular, and physiological aspects of eukaryotic cells and their organization into tissues. Techniques include light and electron microscopy, cell culture, isolation of cellular organelles, protein electrophoresis, and Western Blot analysis.

Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
BIOL3311X001 001/00053 Summer A Subterm Th 01:00 PM–04:10 PM
Fr 01:00 PM–04:10 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Jonathan Snow
3 Registration Block
(w/ Self-Managed Wait List)
In-Person
INDEP BIOLOGICAL RESEARCH
BIOL3500W001 4 points.

Prerequisites: Concurrent with registering for this course, a student must register with the department and provide a written invitation from a mentor; details of this procedure are available at http://www.columbia.edu/cu/biology/courses/w3500/index.htm. Students must register for recitations UN3510 or consult the instructor. Corequisites: BIOL UN3510 The course involves independent study, faculty-supervised laboratory projects in contemporary biology. Concurrent with registering for this course, a student must register with the department, provide a written invitation from a mentor and submit a research proposal; details of this procedure are available at http://www.columbia.edu/cu/biology/courses/w3500/index.htm. A paper summarizing results of the work is required by the last day of finals for a letter grade; no late papers will be accepted. See the course web site (above) for more details. Students can take anywhere from 2-4 points for this course.

Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
BIOL3500W001 001/10748 Summer A Subterm
Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Ron Prywes
4 Closed for Online Registration Hybrid
GUIDED RESEARCH
BIOL3597X001 4 points.

Similar to BIOL BC3591-BIOL BC3592, this is a one-semester course that provides students with degree credit for unpaid research without a seminar component. You may enroll in BIOL BC3597 for between 1-4 credits per semester. As a rule of thumb, you should be spending approximately 3 hours per week per credit on your research project.

Project Approval Form must be submitted to the department each semester that you enroll in this course. Your Barnard research mentor (if your lab is at Barnard) or internal adviser in the Biology Department (if your lab is elsewhere) must approve your planned research before you enroll in BIOL BC3597. You should sign up for your mentor's section. 

This course does not fulfill any Biology major requirements.  It is open to students beginning in their first year. 

Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
BIOL3597X001 001/00054 Summer A Subterm
Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Elizabeth Bauer
4 Registration Block
(w/ Self-Managed Wait List)
GUIDED RESEARCH
BIOL3597X002 4 points.

Similar to BIOL BC3591-BIOL BC3592, this is a one-semester course that provides students with degree credit for unpaid research without a seminar component. You may enroll in BIOL BC3597 for between 1-4 credits per semester. As a rule of thumb, you should be spending approximately 3 hours per week per credit on your research project.

Project Approval Form must be submitted to the department each semester that you enroll in this course. Your Barnard research mentor (if your lab is at Barnard) or internal adviser in the Biology Department (if your lab is elsewhere) must approve your planned research before you enroll in BIOL BC3597. You should sign up for your mentor's section. 

This course does not fulfill any Biology major requirements.  It is open to students beginning in their first year. 

Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
BIOL3597X002 002/00055 Summer A Subterm
Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Hilary Callahan
4 Registration Block
(w/ Self-Managed Wait List)
GUIDED RESEARCH
BIOL3597X003 4 points.

Similar to BIOL BC3591-BIOL BC3592, this is a one-semester course that provides students with degree credit for unpaid research without a seminar component. You may enroll in BIOL BC3597 for between 1-4 credits per semester. As a rule of thumb, you should be spending approximately 3 hours per week per credit on your research project.

Project Approval Form must be submitted to the department each semester that you enroll in this course. Your Barnard research mentor (if your lab is at Barnard) or internal adviser in the Biology Department (if your lab is elsewhere) must approve your planned research before you enroll in BIOL BC3597. You should sign up for your mentor's section. 

This course does not fulfill any Biology major requirements.  It is open to students beginning in their first year. 

Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
BIOL3597X003 003/00056 Summer A Subterm
Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
John Glendinning
4 Registration Block
(w/ Self-Managed Wait List)
GUIDED RESEARCH
BIOL3597X004 4 points.

Similar to BIOL BC3591-BIOL BC3592, this is a one-semester course that provides students with degree credit for unpaid research without a seminar component. You may enroll in BIOL BC3597 for between 1-4 credits per semester. As a rule of thumb, you should be spending approximately 3 hours per week per credit on your research project.

Project Approval Form must be submitted to the department each semester that you enroll in this course. Your Barnard research mentor (if your lab is at Barnard) or internal adviser in the Biology Department (if your lab is elsewhere) must approve your planned research before you enroll in BIOL BC3597. You should sign up for your mentor's section. 

This course does not fulfill any Biology major requirements.  It is open to students beginning in their first year. 

Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
BIOL3597X004 004/00057 Summer A Subterm
Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Allison Lopatkin
4 Registration Block
(w/ Self-Managed Wait List)
GUIDED RESEARCH
BIOL3597X005 4 points.

Similar to BIOL BC3591-BIOL BC3592, this is a one-semester course that provides students with degree credit for unpaid research without a seminar component. You may enroll in BIOL BC3597 for between 1-4 credits per semester. As a rule of thumb, you should be spending approximately 3 hours per week per credit on your research project.

Project Approval Form must be submitted to the department each semester that you enroll in this course. Your Barnard research mentor (if your lab is at Barnard) or internal adviser in the Biology Department (if your lab is elsewhere) must approve your planned research before you enroll in BIOL BC3597. You should sign up for your mentor's section. 

This course does not fulfill any Biology major requirements.  It is open to students beginning in their first year. 

Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
BIOL3597X005 005/00058 Summer A Subterm
Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Jennifer Mansfield
4 Registration Block
(w/ Self-Managed Wait List)
GUIDED RESEARCH
BIOL3597X006 4 points.

Similar to BIOL BC3591-BIOL BC3592, this is a one-semester course that provides students with degree credit for unpaid research without a seminar component. You may enroll in BIOL BC3597 for between 1-4 credits per semester. As a rule of thumb, you should be spending approximately 3 hours per week per credit on your research project.

Project Approval Form must be submitted to the department each semester that you enroll in this course. Your Barnard research mentor (if your lab is at Barnard) or internal adviser in the Biology Department (if your lab is elsewhere) must approve your planned research before you enroll in BIOL BC3597. You should sign up for your mentor's section. 

This course does not fulfill any Biology major requirements.  It is open to students beginning in their first year. 

Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
BIOL3597X006 006/00059 Summer A Subterm
Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
JJ Miranda
4 Registration Block
(w/ Self-Managed Wait List)
GUIDED RESEARCH
BIOL3597X007 4 points.

Similar to BIOL BC3591-BIOL BC3592, this is a one-semester course that provides students with degree credit for unpaid research without a seminar component. You may enroll in BIOL BC3597 for between 1-4 credits per semester. As a rule of thumb, you should be spending approximately 3 hours per week per credit on your research project.

Project Approval Form must be submitted to the department each semester that you enroll in this course. Your Barnard research mentor (if your lab is at Barnard) or internal adviser in the Biology Department (if your lab is elsewhere) must approve your planned research before you enroll in BIOL BC3597. You should sign up for your mentor's section. 

This course does not fulfill any Biology major requirements.  It is open to students beginning in their first year. 

Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
BIOL3597X007 007/00060 Summer A Subterm
Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Brian Morton
4 Registration Block
(w/ Self-Managed Wait List)
GUIDED RESEARCH
BIOL3597X008 4 points.

Similar to BIOL BC3591-BIOL BC3592, this is a one-semester course that provides students with degree credit for unpaid research without a seminar component. You may enroll in BIOL BC3597 for between 1-4 credits per semester. As a rule of thumb, you should be spending approximately 3 hours per week per credit on your research project.

Project Approval Form must be submitted to the department each semester that you enroll in this course. Your Barnard research mentor (if your lab is at Barnard) or internal adviser in the Biology Department (if your lab is elsewhere) must approve your planned research before you enroll in BIOL BC3597. You should sign up for your mentor's section. 

This course does not fulfill any Biology major requirements.  It is open to students beginning in their first year. 

Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
BIOL3597X008 008/00061 Summer A Subterm
Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Alison Pischedda
4 Registration Block
(w/ Self-Managed Wait List)
GUIDED RESEARCH
BIOL3597X009 4 points.

Similar to BIOL BC3591-BIOL BC3592, this is a one-semester course that provides students with degree credit for unpaid research without a seminar component. You may enroll in BIOL BC3597 for between 1-4 credits per semester. As a rule of thumb, you should be spending approximately 3 hours per week per credit on your research project.

Project Approval Form must be submitted to the department each semester that you enroll in this course. Your Barnard research mentor (if your lab is at Barnard) or internal adviser in the Biology Department (if your lab is elsewhere) must approve your planned research before you enroll in BIOL BC3597. You should sign up for your mentor's section. 

This course does not fulfill any Biology major requirements.  It is open to students beginning in their first year. 

Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
BIOL3597X009 009/00062 Summer A Subterm
Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Jonathan Snow
4 Registration Block
(w/ Self-Managed Wait List)
GUIDED RESEARCH
BIOL3597X010 4 points.

Similar to BIOL BC3591-BIOL BC3592, this is a one-semester course that provides students with degree credit for unpaid research without a seminar component. You may enroll in BIOL BC3597 for between 1-4 credits per semester. As a rule of thumb, you should be spending approximately 3 hours per week per credit on your research project.

Project Approval Form must be submitted to the department each semester that you enroll in this course. Your Barnard research mentor (if your lab is at Barnard) or internal adviser in the Biology Department (if your lab is elsewhere) must approve your planned research before you enroll in BIOL BC3597. You should sign up for your mentor's section. 

This course does not fulfill any Biology major requirements.  It is open to students beginning in their first year. 

Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
BIOL3597X010 010/00063 Summer B Subterm
Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Elizabeth Bauer
4 Registration Block
(w/ Self-Managed Wait List)
GUIDED RESEARCH
BIOL3597X011 4 points.

Similar to BIOL BC3591-BIOL BC3592, this is a one-semester course that provides students with degree credit for unpaid research without a seminar component. You may enroll in BIOL BC3597 for between 1-4 credits per semester. As a rule of thumb, you should be spending approximately 3 hours per week per credit on your research project.

Project Approval Form must be submitted to the department each semester that you enroll in this course. Your Barnard research mentor (if your lab is at Barnard) or internal adviser in the Biology Department (if your lab is elsewhere) must approve your planned research before you enroll in BIOL BC3597. You should sign up for your mentor's section. 

This course does not fulfill any Biology major requirements.  It is open to students beginning in their first year. 

Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
BIOL3597X011 011/00064 Summer B Subterm
Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Hilary Callahan
4 Registration Block
(w/ Self-Managed Wait List)
GUIDED RESEARCH
BIOL3597X012 4 points.

Similar to BIOL BC3591-BIOL BC3592, this is a one-semester course that provides students with degree credit for unpaid research without a seminar component. You may enroll in BIOL BC3597 for between 1-4 credits per semester. As a rule of thumb, you should be spending approximately 3 hours per week per credit on your research project.

Project Approval Form must be submitted to the department each semester that you enroll in this course. Your Barnard research mentor (if your lab is at Barnard) or internal adviser in the Biology Department (if your lab is elsewhere) must approve your planned research before you enroll in BIOL BC3597. You should sign up for your mentor's section. 

This course does not fulfill any Biology major requirements.  It is open to students beginning in their first year. 

Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
BIOL3597X012 012/00065 Summer B Subterm
Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
John Glendinning
4 Registration Block
(w/ Self-Managed Wait List)
GUIDED RESEARCH
BIOL3597X013 4 points.

Similar to BIOL BC3591-BIOL BC3592, this is a one-semester course that provides students with degree credit for unpaid research without a seminar component. You may enroll in BIOL BC3597 for between 1-4 credits per semester. As a rule of thumb, you should be spending approximately 3 hours per week per credit on your research project.

Project Approval Form must be submitted to the department each semester that you enroll in this course. Your Barnard research mentor (if your lab is at Barnard) or internal adviser in the Biology Department (if your lab is elsewhere) must approve your planned research before you enroll in BIOL BC3597. You should sign up for your mentor's section. 

This course does not fulfill any Biology major requirements.  It is open to students beginning in their first year. 

Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
BIOL3597X013 013/00066 Summer B Subterm
Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Allison Lopatkin
4 Registration Block
(w/ Self-Managed Wait List)
GUIDED RESEARCH
BIOL3597X014 4 points.

Similar to BIOL BC3591-BIOL BC3592, this is a one-semester course that provides students with degree credit for unpaid research without a seminar component. You may enroll in BIOL BC3597 for between 1-4 credits per semester. As a rule of thumb, you should be spending approximately 3 hours per week per credit on your research project.

Project Approval Form must be submitted to the department each semester that you enroll in this course. Your Barnard research mentor (if your lab is at Barnard) or internal adviser in the Biology Department (if your lab is elsewhere) must approve your planned research before you enroll in BIOL BC3597. You should sign up for your mentor's section. 

This course does not fulfill any Biology major requirements.  It is open to students beginning in their first year. 

Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
BIOL3597X014 014/00067 Summer B Subterm
Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Jennifer Mansfield
4 Registration Block
(w/ Self-Managed Wait List)
GUIDED RESEARCH
BIOL3597X015 4 points.

Similar to BIOL BC3591-BIOL BC3592, this is a one-semester course that provides students with degree credit for unpaid research without a seminar component. You may enroll in BIOL BC3597 for between 1-4 credits per semester. As a rule of thumb, you should be spending approximately 3 hours per week per credit on your research project.

Project Approval Form must be submitted to the department each semester that you enroll in this course. Your Barnard research mentor (if your lab is at Barnard) or internal adviser in the Biology Department (if your lab is elsewhere) must approve your planned research before you enroll in BIOL BC3597. You should sign up for your mentor's section. 

This course does not fulfill any Biology major requirements.  It is open to students beginning in their first year. 

Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
BIOL3597X015 015/00068 Summer B Subterm
Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
JJ Miranda
4 Registration Block
(w/ Self-Managed Wait List)
GUIDED RESEARCH
BIOL3597X016 4 points.

Similar to BIOL BC3591-BIOL BC3592, this is a one-semester course that provides students with degree credit for unpaid research without a seminar component. You may enroll in BIOL BC3597 for between 1-4 credits per semester. As a rule of thumb, you should be spending approximately 3 hours per week per credit on your research project.

Project Approval Form must be submitted to the department each semester that you enroll in this course. Your Barnard research mentor (if your lab is at Barnard) or internal adviser in the Biology Department (if your lab is elsewhere) must approve your planned research before you enroll in BIOL BC3597. You should sign up for your mentor's section. 

This course does not fulfill any Biology major requirements.  It is open to students beginning in their first year. 

Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
BIOL3597X016 016/00069 Summer B Subterm
Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Brian Morton
4 Registration Block
(w/ Self-Managed Wait List)
GUIDED RESEARCH
BIOL3597X017 4 points.

Similar to BIOL BC3591-BIOL BC3592, this is a one-semester course that provides students with degree credit for unpaid research without a seminar component. You may enroll in BIOL BC3597 for between 1-4 credits per semester. As a rule of thumb, you should be spending approximately 3 hours per week per credit on your research project.

Project Approval Form must be submitted to the department each semester that you enroll in this course. Your Barnard research mentor (if your lab is at Barnard) or internal adviser in the Biology Department (if your lab is elsewhere) must approve your planned research before you enroll in BIOL BC3597. You should sign up for your mentor's section. 

This course does not fulfill any Biology major requirements.  It is open to students beginning in their first year. 

Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
BIOL3597X017 017/00070 Summer B Subterm
Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Alison Pischedda
4 Registration Block
(w/ Self-Managed Wait List)
GUIDED RESEARCH
BIOL3597X018 4 points.

Similar to BIOL BC3591-BIOL BC3592, this is a one-semester course that provides students with degree credit for unpaid research without a seminar component. You may enroll in BIOL BC3597 for between 1-4 credits per semester. As a rule of thumb, you should be spending approximately 3 hours per week per credit on your research project.

Project Approval Form must be submitted to the department each semester that you enroll in this course. Your Barnard research mentor (if your lab is at Barnard) or internal adviser in the Biology Department (if your lab is elsewhere) must approve your planned research before you enroll in BIOL BC3597. You should sign up for your mentor's section. 

This course does not fulfill any Biology major requirements.  It is open to students beginning in their first year. 

Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
BIOL3597X018 018/00071 Summer B Subterm
Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Jonathan Snow
4 Registration Block
(w/ Self-Managed Wait List)
GUIDED RESEARCH
BIOL3597X019 4 points.

Similar to BIOL BC3591-BIOL BC3592, this is a one-semester course that provides students with degree credit for unpaid research without a seminar component. You may enroll in BIOL BC3597 for between 1-4 credits per semester. As a rule of thumb, you should be spending approximately 3 hours per week per credit on your research project.

Project Approval Form must be submitted to the department each semester that you enroll in this course. Your Barnard research mentor (if your lab is at Barnard) or internal adviser in the Biology Department (if your lab is elsewhere) must approve your planned research before you enroll in BIOL BC3597. You should sign up for your mentor's section. 

This course does not fulfill any Biology major requirements.  It is open to students beginning in their first year. 

Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
BIOL3597X019 019/00209 Summer A Subterm
Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Paul Hertz
4 Registration Block
(w/ Self-Managed Wait List)
GUIDED RESEARCH
BIOL3597X020 4 points.

Similar to BIOL BC3591-BIOL BC3592, this is a one-semester course that provides students with degree credit for unpaid research without a seminar component. You may enroll in BIOL BC3597 for between 1-4 credits per semester. As a rule of thumb, you should be spending approximately 3 hours per week per credit on your research project.

Project Approval Form must be submitted to the department each semester that you enroll in this course. Your Barnard research mentor (if your lab is at Barnard) or internal adviser in the Biology Department (if your lab is elsewhere) must approve your planned research before you enroll in BIOL BC3597. You should sign up for your mentor's section. 

This course does not fulfill any Biology major requirements.  It is open to students beginning in their first year. 

Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
BIOL3597X020 020/00210 Summer B Subterm
Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Paul Hertz
4 Registration Block
(w/ Self-Managed Wait List)
BIOLOGY AT PHYSICAL EXTREMES
BIOL4075G001 3 points.

Prerequisites: one year each of biology and physics, or the instructor's permission. This is a combined lecture/seminar course designed for graduate students and advanced undergraduates. The course will cover a series of cases where biological systems take advantage of physical phenomena in counter intuitive and surprising ways to accomplish their functions. In each of these cases, we will discuss different physical mechanisms at work. We will limit our discussions to simple, qualitative arguments. We will also discuss experimental methods enabling the study of these biological systems. Overall, the course will expose students to a wide range of physical concepts involved in biological processes.

Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
BIOL4075G001 001/10747 Summer A Subterm Tu 02:10 PM–04:00 PM
Th 02:10 PM–04:00 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Ozgur Sahin
3 Closed for Online Registration On-Line Only
VIROLOGY
BIOL4310W001 3 points.

The basic thesis of the course is that all viruses adopt a common strategy. The strategy is simple:

1. Viral genomes are contained in metastable particles.

2. Genomes encode gene products that promote an infectious cycle (mechanisms for genomes to enter cells, replicate, and exit in particles).

3. Infection patterns range from benign to lethal; infections can overcome or co-exist with host defenses.

Despite the apparent simplicity, the tactics evolved by particular virus families to survive and prosper are remarkable. This rich set of solutions to common problems in host/parasite interactions provides significant insight and powerful research tools. Virology has enabled a more detailed understanding of the structure and function of molecules, cells and organisms and has provided fundamental understanding of disease and virus evolution.

The course will emphasize the common reactions that must be completed by all viruses for successful reproduction within a host cell and survival and spread within a host population. The molecular basis of alternative reproductive cycles, the interactions of viruses with host organisms, and how these lead to disease are presented with examples drawn from a set of representative animal and human viruses, although selected bacterial viruses will be discussed.

Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
BIOL4310W001 001/10741 Summer B Subterm We 10:45 AM–12:20 PM
Tu 10:45 AM–12:20 PM
Mo 10:45 AM–12:20 PM
Th 10:45 AM–12:20 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Vincent Racaniello
3 Open for Enrollment
(auto-fill waitlist)
On-Line Only
SUPERVISED RES IN BIOTECHNOLGY
BIOL4502S001 3 points.
Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
BIOL4502S001 001/12157 Full Trm Crs
Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Lili Yamasaki
3 Closed for Online Registration In-Person
SUPERVISED RES IN BIOTECHNOLGY
BIOL4502S002 6 points.
Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
BIOL4502S002 002/12158 Full Trm Crs
Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Lili Yamasaki
6 Closed for Online Registration In-Person
SUPERVISED RES IN BIOTECHNOLGY
BIOL4503S001 3 points.
Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
BIOL4503S001 001/12159 Full Trm Crs
Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Lili Yamasaki
3 Closed for Online Registration In-Person
SUPERVISED RES IN BIOTECHNOLGY
BIOL4503S002 6 points.
Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
BIOL4503S002 002/12162 Full Trm Crs
Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Lili Yamasaki
6 Closed for Online Registration In-Person
Intensive Laboratory in Biotechnology
BIOL4515S002 2 points.

Prerequisites:  Chem UN1403 and CHEM UN1404.   Intense laboratory where students desiring an introduction to laboratory skills meet MTWR, 5 hours a day for four weeks in the summer term participating in experimental bench work, data analysis and safe laboratory practice. Grades depend on preparation, participation in the laboratory, short lab reports, critical thinking and experimental skill.  There will be two sections for S4515.  Section 001 begins June 7th and runs through July 1st.  Section 002 begins July 6th and runs through July 29th.  

Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
BIOL4515S002 002/14388 Summer B Subterm Mo 12:00 PM–05:00 PM
We 12:00 PM–05:00 PM
Th 12:00 PM–05:00 PM
Tu 12:00 PM–05:00 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Lili Yamasaki
2 Registration Block
(w/ Self-Managed Wait List)
In-Person