Graduate Courses

MOLGEN  5193

Individual Studies

1 - 3 units

Course description.  Problem may be selected in the fields of molecular genetics, genomics, cell biology, developmental biology and plant sciences.
Prereq: at least 10 credit hours in biological sciences and permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 10 cr hrs or 4 completions. This course is graded S/U.


MOLGEN 5194

Group Studies

1 - 3 units

Course description. Group study of special topics in the fields of molecular genetics, genomics, cell biology, developmental biology, and plant sciences.
Prereq: Permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 8 cr hrs or 4 completions. This course is graded S/U. 


MOLGEN 5601

Eukaryotic Molecular Genetics Lab

3 - 4 units

Course description. Current laboratory techniques used in the genetic, cellular, and molecular analyses of yeast, Drosophila, and other model systems.
Prereq: 4500 (505) or 4606 (606), and Biochem 4511 (511) or equiv, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 601. 


MOLGEN 5602

Eukaryotic Cell and Developmental Biology Laboratory

3 - 4 units

Course description. Laboratory course emphasizing techniques and methods central to cell and developmental biology of eukaryotes.
Prereq: 4500 (500) or 4606 (606), and Biochem 4511 (511) or equiv; or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 602. 


MOLGEN 5607

Cell Biology

3 units

Course description. Analysis of the structure and function of animal and plant cells and their components, stressing molecular genetic and biochemical approaches.
Prereq: 4500 (500) or 4606 (606). Not open to students with credit for 607, 607H, 5607E. 


MOLGEN 5607E

Cell Biology

4 units

Course description. Analysis of the structure and function of animal and plant cells and their components, stressing molecular genetic and biochemical approaches. Embedded Honors includes a recitation that explores cell biology topics from the primary literature.
Prereq: 4500 (500) or 4606 (606). Not open to students with credit for 5607 (607) or 5607H (607H). 


MOLGEN 5608

Genes and Development

3 units

Course description. Analysis of animal and plant development using modern genetic approaches.
Prereq: 4500 (500) or 4606 (606). Not open to students with credit for 5608E or 608. 


MOLGEN 5608E

Genes and Development

4 units

Course description. Analysis of animal and plant development using modern genetic approaches. Honors Embedded includes a faculty led recitation that explores developmental biology topics from the primary literature.
Prereq: Honors standing, and 4500 (500) or 4606 (606); or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 4608 (608). 


MOLGEN 5623

Genetics and Genomics

2 units

Course description. A survey and discussion of genomic studies applied to fungal, animal, or plants systems.
Prereq: 4500 (500), 4606 (606), 5607 (607), or 5608 (608), or Grad standing. Not open to students with credit for PlntBio 623. 


MOLGEN 5630

Plant Physiology

3 units

Course description. Advanced study of plant physiology; regulation of plant growth and development, hormones, and stress physiology.
Prereq: 3300, 4500 (500), 4606 (606), PlntBio 300, HCS 300, Biology 1114 (114), 1114H (116H), or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for PlntBio 630 or 631. 


MOLGEN 5632

Insect Molecular Genetics

2 units

Course description. Structure, genetics, and methodology of insect genes and genomes.
Prereq: 4500 (500) or 4606 (606). Not open to students with credit for 632 or Entomol 632. 


MOLGEN 5643

Plant Anatomy

3 units

Course description. The structure, function, and development of cells, tissues, and organs of vascular plants.
Prereq: 3300, Biology 1114 (114), 1114H (116H), or PlntBio 300, and 10 cr hrs in Life Sciences; or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for PlntBio 643.  


MOLGEN 5645

Quantitative, Population, and Evolutionary Genetics

2 units

Course description. The genetics of populations, including quantitative, population, and evolutionary genetics.
Prereq: 4500 (500) or 4606 (606). Not open to students with credit for 640 or EEOB 640.


MOLGEN 5650

Analysis and Interpretation of Biological Data

3 units

Course description. Methods of analyzing biological data including: sampling, descriptive statistics, distributions, analysis of variance, inference, regression, and correlation. Emphasizes practical applications of statistics in the biological sciences.
Prereq: Math 1149 or 1150 (150) or equiv, and 10 semester cr hrs at the 3000-level (or 300 level in the quarter system) or above in Agricultural or Biological Sciences. Not open to students with credit for 650. 


MOLGEN 5660

Integrated Molecular and Cellular Biology for Non-Biologists

5 units

Course description. Overview of molecular and cellular biology of single cells, tissues, organisms and their interactions, including genetics and biochemistry of single cells.
Prereq: Biology 1101 (101) or equiv, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 4500 (500), 4606 (606), 605, 660, 661, or Math 5660. Cross-listed in Math. 


MOLGEN 5694

Frontiers in Life Sciences Research: Genomics, Proteomics and Bioethics

1 units

THERE IS CURRENTLY NO PLANNED OFFERING OF THIS COURSE

Course description. As genomes are being sequenced at a rapid pace, students in life sciences need to stay abreast of the tools required to exploit genomic information. Covers the theoretical underpinnings of modern tools used in proteomics, genetics and genomics. Ethical issues associated with the remarkable advances in modern biology will be discussed. Includes videoconferencing with peers in India.


Prereq: 4500 (500), 4606 (606), Biochem 4511 (511), or 5615 (615). Not open to students with credit for Biochem 5694. This course is graded S/U. NS Admis Cond course. Cross-listed in Biochem.


MOLGEN 5700

Systems of Genetic Analysis

3 units

Course description. Analysis of select fungal, invertebrate, vertebrate, and plant model systems used in modern experimental genetics.
Prereq: 4500 (500), 4606 (606), 5607 (607), or 5608 (608), or Grad standing, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 700.


MOLGEN 5701

DNA Transactions and Gene Regulation

4 units

Course description. Understanding mechanisms of DNA replication, DNA repair and recombination, transcription, translation, regulation of gene expression, and the experimental approaches to these topics.
Prereq: 4500 (500), 4606 (606), Biochem 4511 (511), or equiv, and Sr standing; or Grad standing; or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for Biochem 5701 (701) or 702. Cross-listed in Biochem.


MOLGEN  5705

Advances in Cell Biology

2 units

Course description. An advanced study of selected key areas of research in eukaryotic cell biology.
Prereq: 4500 (500), 4606 (606), 5607 (607), or 5608 (608), or Grad standing, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 705.


MOLGEN  5715

Developmental Genetics

2 units

Course description. An advanced study of the regulation of developmentally significant genes and cellular interactions involved in differentiation and pattern formation in invertebrate, vertebrate, and plant model organisms.
Prereq: 4500 (500), 4606 (606), 5701, 5608 (608), 5607 (607), or 5700, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 715.


MOLGEN  5733

Human Genetics

0 units

Course description. The principles of human genetics covering mapping of disease genes, defects causing human disease, the cloning of disease genes, gene therapy, transgenes, and specific pathological disorders.
Prereq: 4500 (500), 4606 (606), or equiv, and Sr standing; or Grad standing; or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 733, MolBioC 5733 (733), or Pathol 5733 (733). Cross-listed in MolBioC and Pathol.


MOLGEN  5735

Plant Biochemistry

3 units

Course description. Focus on biochemical processes unique to plants, including photosynthesis, respiration, carbon fixation and carbohydrate metabolic networks, cell wall and lipid synthesis, and nitrogen and sulfur assimilation for macromolecular synthesis.
Prereq: Biochem 4511 (511), or equiv. Not open to students with credit for PlntBio 735 or 736. Cross-listed in Biochem.


MOLGEN  5796

Current Topics in Signal Transduction

1 - 2 units

Course description. Course description: provide in-depth analysis of molecular signaling networks involved in the regulation of cell growth, cell death, inflammation, and stress responses and the role of these networks in development of diseases such as obesity, inflammation, cardiovascular disease, and cancer.
Prereq: 5607 (607), 5608 (608), 5607E, 5608E, 607H, BioChem 4511 (511) or equiv, or Grad standing, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for PlntBio 796. 


MOLGEN 5797

Study at a Foreign Institution

1 - 15 units

Course description. Specific content, location, semester(s) of offering, and prerequisites vary; contact department office for details.
Prereq: Permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 15 cr hrs or 3 completions. This course is graded S/U. 


MOLGEN 5798

Study Tour: Domestic

1 - 15 units

Course description. Specific content, location, semester(s) of offering, and prerequisites vary; contact department office for details.
Prereq: Permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 15 cr hrs or 3 completions. This course is graded S/U. 


MOLGEN 6625

Plant Metabolic Engineering

2 units

Course description. Plant metabolic engineering with particular emphasis on the emerging role of plants and cultured plant cells as bioreactors.
Prereq: 4500 (500), 4606 (606), 5735, or PlntBio 735, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for PlntBio 625. 


MOLGEN 6725

Circadian Biology

2 units

Course description. Introduction to and discussion of the phenomenology and molecular mechanisms of the circadian timing system of five model systems.
Prereq: 4500 (500), 4606 (606), PlntBio 622 or equiv, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for PlntBio 725. 


MOLGEN 6741

Reproductive Biology of Flowering Plants

2 units

Course description. An advanced course on reproductive processes in flowering plants with emphasis on recent biochemical, molecular, and genetic approaches.
Prereq: Grad standing, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for PlntBio 741. 


MOLGEN 6795

Special Topics in Molecular Genetics

1 - 3 units

Course description. Lecture/discussion in a seminar format of publications, current research, or research techniques in the areas of cell biology, development, genetics, genomics, molecular biology, or plant biology.
Prereq: Permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 10 cr hrs or 10 completions. This course is graded S/U.


MOLGEN 7600

First-Year Student Orientation

1 units

Course description. Orientation for first-year students in Molecular Genetics and partner graduate programs; lectures on topics important for successful graduate experience; training in presenting scientific work; training in research ethics.
Prereq: Not open to students with credit for OSBP 760. This course is graded S/U. Cross-listed in BioPhys 7600, MCDB 7600, and OSBP 7600. 


MOLGEN 7741

Molecular Biology and Pathogenesis of Viruses

5 units

Course description. An integrated study of the molecular mechanisms of virus replication and host-virus relationships that control virus pathogenesis or use as a therapeutic agent.
Prereq: Grad standing, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 770, VetBios 7741 (754), 841, MVIMG 7741 (754), or 841. Cross-listed in VetBios and MVIMG. 


MOLGEN 7780

Molecular Genetics Laboratory Rotations

3 - 6 units

Course description. Laboratory research procedures, literature readings, and discussions to familiarize the students with specific research areas.
Prereq: Grad standing in MolGen. Repeatable to a maximum of 16 cr hrs or 6 completions. This course is graded S/U. 


MOLGEN 7801

Research Seminar: Developmental Genetics

1 - 2 units

Course description. Intensive study of problems in Developmental Genetics.
Prereq: 5715 (715). Repeatable to a maximum of 10 cr hrs or 5 completions. 


MOLGEN 7802

Research Seminar: Cell Biology

1 - 2 units

Course description. Intensive study of problems in Cell Biology.
Prereq: 5705 (705). Repeatable to a maximum of 10 cr hrs or 5 completions. 


MOLGEN 7806

Gene Expression: Transcriptional Control

2 units

Course description. Intensive study of problems in the general area of transcriptional control of gene expression. The course consists of student presentations and class evaluations of recently published results in these fields.
Prereq: 5701 (701) or Biochem 702, and 6 graduate level cr hrs; or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 880.06. Cross-listed in MolBioc. 


MOLGEN 7807

Gene Expression: Post-Transcriptional Control

3 units

Course description. Intensive study of problems in the general area of post-transcriptional control of gene expression. Consists of student presentations and class evaluations of recently published results in these fields.
Prereq: 5701 (701) or Biochem 702, and 6 graduate level cr hrs; or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 880.07. Cross-listed in MolBioc and VetBios. 


MOLGEN 7890

Molecular Genetics Seminar

1 units

Course description. Faculty, graduate students, and outside speakers will participate.
Prereq: Grad standing in MolGen. Repeatable to a maximum of 20 cr hrs. This course is graded S/U. 


MOLGEN 7999

Thesis Research

1 - 12 units

Course description. Research for Master's Thesis only.
Repeatable to a maximum of 60 cr hrs or 12 completions. This course is graded S/U. 


MOLGEN 8999

Dissertation Research

1 - 12 units

Course description. Research for dissertation purposes only.
Repeatable. This course is graded S/U.


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