Readings

All readings are from the required course textbook:

Sadava, D. E., D. M. Hillis, et al. Life: The Science of Biology. 11th ed. W. H. Freeman, 2016. ISBN: 9781319145446.

LEC # TOPICS READINGs FROM TEXTBOOK
1 Welcome; Introduction and course organization  
2 Chemical bonding and molecular interactions; Lipids and membranes Chapter 2: Sections 2.1–2.4
Chapter 3: Sections 3.1 & 3.4
Chapter 6: Section 6.1
3 Structures of amino acids, peptides and proteins Chapter 3: Section 3.2
4 Enzymes and metabolism Chapter 8: Sections 8.1–8.5 (plus Ch. 8 recap)
5 Carbohydrates and glycoproteins Chapter 3: Section 3.3
6 Nucleic acids Chapter 4: Sections 4.1 & 4.4
Chapter 13: Sections 13.1–13.2
7 Replication Chapter 13: Sections 13.3–13.4 (plus Ch. 13 recap)
8 Transcription Chapter 14: Sections 14.1–14.3
9 Chromatin remodeling and splicing Chapter 14: Section 14.4
10 Translation Chapter 14: Section 14.5 (plus Ch. 14 recap)
11 Cells, the simplest functional units Chapter 5: Sections 5.1–5.3
12 Genetics 1—Cell division and segregating genetic material Chapter 11: Sections 11.1 & 11.3–11.5
13 Genetics 2—Rules of inheritance Chapter 12: Section 12.1
14 Genetics 3—Linkage, crossing over Chapter 12: Sections 12.4 & 12.5
15 Genetics 4—The power of model organisms in biological discovery Chapter 12: Sections 12.4 & 12.5
16 Recombinant DNA, cloning, and editing Chapter 18: Sections 18.1–18.3 & 18.5–18.6
17 Genomes and DNA sequencing Chapter 13: Section 13.5
Chapter 17: Sections 17.1–17.5
18 SNPs and human genetics Chapter 12: Section 12.2
19 Cell trafficking and protein localization Chapter 14: Section 14.6
20 Cell signaling 1—Overview Chapter 7: Sections 7.1–7.5 (plus recap)
21 Cell signaling 2—Examples Chapter 7 continued
22 Neurons, action potential, and optogenetics Chapter 45: Sections 42.1–42.6
Chapter 46: Section 46.1
23 Cell cycle and checkpoints Chapter 11: Sections 11.1–11.5
24 Stem cells, apoptosis, and tissue homeostasis Chapter 11: Section 11.6
Chapter 19: Sections 19.1 & 19.5
25 Cancer 1 Chapter 11: Section 11.7
26 Cancer 2 Chapter 11: Section 11.7 continued
27 Visualizing life—Dyes and stains Chapter 5: Section 5.1
28 Visualizing life—Fluorescent proteins  
29 Cell imaging techniques  
30 Immunology 1—Diversity, specificity, and B cells Chapter 42: Sections 42.1–42.6
31 Immunology 2—Memory, T cells, and autoimmunity Chapter 42: Sections 42.1–42.6
32 Infectious disease, viruses, and bacteria  
33 Bacteria and antibiotic resistance  
34 Viruses and anti-viral resistance  
35 Reproductive cloning and embryonic stem cells Chapter 11: Section 11.6
Chapter 19: Sections 19.1 & 19.5
36 “In the news”  

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