SECRETS OF CELLS BIO 3351 Spring 2006

Instructor: Dr. Gail Breen, FO 3.710A ( Office Hours: Wed. 4:00- 5:00 pm (or by appointment) (972) 883-2504 Time: Wed., 1:00-3:45 pm CN 1.102 Teaching Assistants: Mimie McBrine ( Office Hours: Friday 5:00- 6:00 pm, FO 3.616; or by appointment Nasim Salim ( Office Hours: by appointment Textbook: Biology: Concepts and Applications, C. Starr, Sixth Edition, Brooks/Cole Grading: The course will be graded on 3 examinations (worth 90% of your grade). The exams will be based on class videos, reading assignments and class discussions. It is fully expected that students will attend and participate in all lectures and discussions (attendance will be taken and is worth 10% of your grade). Students cannot miss more than 3 class periods in order to receive a passing grade. grade: 90-100 grade: 80-90 grade: 70-80 grade: 60-70 grade: less than 60 To receive information about grades etc, students need to use their UTD -mail address.

Policy on Scholastic Dishonesty: Students who violate university rules on scholastic dishonesty are subject to disciplinary penalties including the possibility of failure in the course and/or dismissal from the university. For the official university policy, please refer to For all examinations in this course, no books, notes, cell phones or hats will be allowed, and ID will be required. Students are not allowed to leave the room during an examination.

CLASS SCHEDULE Jan. 11 Introduction Secrets of the Cell Chapter 4: Cell Structure and Function Sequencing Life DNA, The Amazing Double Helix Chapter 12: DNA: Structure and Function Understanding the Basic Concepts of Genetics Molecular Evolution Chapter 8: How Cells Reproduce (pp 126-7) Chapter 9: Meiosis and Sexual Reproduction (pp 140-146) Chapter 10: Observable Patterns of Inherited Traits (pp 153-155) Chapter 11: Chromosomes and Human Genetics Genes, Mutations and Viruses Genetic Code: Transcription, Protein Synthesis and Mutations Chapter 13: From DNA to Proteins Chapter 14: Control over Genes (pg 210-213) Sickle Cell Anemia (pp 44-45; 159; 202; 252-254; 556) Review EXAM 1 Human Gene Therapy and the Future of Modern Medicine (p222-223, 230, 587i) Science of Cloning Spare Parts- Growing Human Organs Chapter 12 (page 184-185; 192; 193) Chapter 28 (474) The Eukaryotic Cell Evolves Animal Structure and Function Chapter 18 (pg 287); Chapters 19 (pg. 298-301), Chapter 20 (pg 314) and Chapter 29 (pg 480-484) Chapter 33 Review Spring Break EXAM 2 Battle Scars- An Overview of Our Defense against Disease Chapter 35: Immunity

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Viruses: The Deadly Enemy/ Influenza Chapter 20: Prokaryotes, Viruses and Protistans (pg 317-319) Hormones: Messengers Voyage inside the Cells Chapter 32: Endocrine Control Neural Connection Chapter 30: Integration and Control: Nervous System Review EXAM 3

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