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HHMI Project:
Biology for Engineers

Syllabus - Spring 2010

Date

 

Topic

Room

Assignments

 

 

 

 

 

Mar. 29

S1

nm m: Functions of Life ; DNA basics

More 221

 

 

 

 

 

Mar. 31

S2

nm: Information Transfer (DNA)

Loew 117

HW #1

 

 

 

 

 

Apr. 2

S3

nm m: DNA

More 221

HW #2

 

 

 

 

 

Apr. 5

S4

nm m: Cells

More 221

 

 

 

 

 

Apr. 7

S5

nm: Protein basics

More 221

 

 

 

 

 

Apr. 9

S5

nm: Protein basics

More 221

 

 

 

 

 

Apr. 12

S6

nm: Protein Structure (Lab 1)

Loew 117

Lab #1

 

 

 

 

 

Apr. 14

S7

nm: Genomics

More 221

Hw #3

 

 

 

 

 

Apr. 16

S8

nm: Decoding and Mutations

More 221

 

 

 

 

 

Apr. 19

S9

m: Immunology

More 221

 

 

 

 

 

Apr. 21

S10

m: Lab-on-Chip (Lab 2)

More 320

Lab #2

 

 

 

 

 

Apr. 23

S11

nm-m: Bioethics

More 221

 

 

 

 

 

Apr. 26

S12

m: Cell Cell interactions

More 221

Exam #1

 

 

 

 

 

Apr. 28

S13

m: Cell Signaling

More 221

 

 

 

 

 

 

Apr. 30

S13

m: Cell Signaling

More 221

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 3

S14

m: Cellular Energetics

More 221

HW #4

 

 

 

 

 

May 5

S15

m: Cell Movement

More 221

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 7

S15

m: Cell Movement

More 221

 

 

 

 

 

May 10

S16

m: Integrating cells into tissues

More 221

Hw #5

 

 

 

 

 

May 12

S17

mm: Muscle cells to tissues

More 221

HW #6

 

 

 

 

 

May 14

S18

cm: Muscle signaling and control (Lab 3)

More 320

Lab #3

 

 

 

 

 

May 17

S19

cm: Connective tissues

More 221

 

 

 

 

 

May 19

S20

m: Musculoskeletal system

More 221

Exam #2

 

 

 

 

 

May 21

S20

m: Musculoskeletal system

More 221

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 24

S21 

m: Cardiovascular system

More 221

HW #7

 

 

 

 

 

May 26

S22

nm-m: Engr. Applications tissue replacement

More 221

 

 

 

 

 

May 28

S23

nm-m: Medical Applications tissue engineering

More 221

 

 

 

 

 

May 31

No class (Memorial Day)

More 221

 

 

 

 

June 2

S24

Presentation of Tiny Workhorse Project

More 221

Exam #3

 

 

 

 

 

June 4

S25

nmm: Big picture wrap-up

More 221

 

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 (3)                                                    15% Laboratory Write-ups (3)

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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