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HHMI Project:
Biology for Engineers

 

Syllabus - Spring 2008

Date

 

Topic

Room

Assignments

 

 

 

 

 

Mar. 31

S1

nm m: Functions of Life ; DNA basics

MEB 242

 

 

 

 

 

 

Apr. 2

S2

nm: Information Transfer (DNA)

Loew 117

HW #1

 

 

 

 

 

Apr. 4

S3

nm m: DNA

MEB 242

HW #2 

 

 

 

 

 

Apr. 7

S4

nm m: Cells

MEB 242

 

 

 

 

 

 

Apr. 9

S5

nm: Protein basics

MEB 242

 

 

 

 

 

 

Apr. 11

S6

nm: Protein structure (Lab1)

Loew 117

Lab #1

 

 

 

 

 

Apr. 14

S7

nm: Genomics

MEB 242

HW #3

 

 

 

 

 

Apr. 16

 

No Class

TBD

 

 

 

 

 

 

Apr. 18

MM

Library Tutorial

HSB T-334

 

 

 

 

 

Apr. 21

S8

nm: Decoding and Mutations

MEB 242

 

 

 

 

 

 

Apr. 23

S9

m: Immunology

MEB 242

 

 

 

 

 

 

Apr. 25

S10

m: Lab-on-Chip (Lab 2)

More 320

Lab #2

 

 

 

 

 

Apr. 28

S11

nm-m: Bioethics

MEB 242

Exam #1 

 

 

 

 

 

Apr. 30

S12

m: Cell cell interactions

MEB 242

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 2

S13

m: Cell signaling

MEB 242

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 5

S14

m: Cellular energetics

MEB 242

HW #4

 

 

 

 

 

May 7

GM

m - m: Biosafety

MEB 242

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 9

S15

m: Cell Movement

MEB 242

 

 

 

 

 

May 12

S16

m: Integrating cells into tissues

MEB 242

Hw #5

 

 

 

 

 

May 14

S17

mm: Muscle cells to tissues

MEB 242

HW #6

 

 

 

 

 

May 16

S18

cm: Muscle signaling and control (Lab3)

More 320

Lab #3

 

 

 

 

 

May 19

S19

cm: Connective tissues

MEB 242

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 21

S20

m: Musculoskeletal system A

MEB 242

Exam #2 

 

 

 

 

 

May 23

S20

m: Musculoskeletal system B

MEB 242

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 26

 

No class (Memorial Day)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 28

S21

m: Cardiovascular system

MEB 242

HW #7

 

 

 

 

 

May 30

S22

m: Human Performance (Lab4)

LOEW 117

Lab #4

 

 

 

 

 

June 2

S23

nm-m: Engr. Applications tissue replacement

MEB 242

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 4

S24

nm-m: Medical Applications tissue engineering

MEB 242

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 6

S25

nmm: Big picture wrap-up

MEB 242

Exam #3

 

Textbook

This course does not require a textbook; web and printed materials are provided in class.

 

Grading

ME 498 (undergraduate)                                                           ME 599 (graduate)

30% Homework (7)                                                                     25% Homework (7)

20% Laboratory Write-ups (4)                                                    15% Laboratory Write-ups (4)

50% Take Home Exams (3)                                                         50% Take Home Exams (3)

                                                                                                           10% Presentation and Report

Scores from each course will be normalized so that the top grade is 100%

 

Late Policy

First day late = 10% off, two days late = 25% off, three days late = 50%, four days late = no credit (a day is defined as the 24 hour period starting at 4:30pm on the due date)

 

 

 

 

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