Welcome to the class page for BIOL 3900 in Fall 2013! The title of the course this semester is "Advanced Research Course in Cell Biology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology."
The faculty and staff for your course are: Instructor - Dr. Kent Chapman, Teaching Assistant - Yingqi Cai, and HHMI Research Fellow - Kevin Mutore.
I'm Erin O'Toole, the subject librarian for the Biological Sciences Department, and I'll be assisting by answering your library-related questions and managing the class page. Have fun and good luck with your research!
Open the BIOL 3900 syllabus or course schedule by clicking on the links below. You can then choose to view or download the documents.
This course was made possible by a grant to UNT from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Program for Undergraduate Science Education 2010.
The objective of this course is to provide undergraduate students the opportunity to conduct research in the areas of Cell Biology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. The research course will explore and test the extent of conservation of the regulation of lipid storage in eukaryotes at the cellular level. Approaches will involve the expression of mammalian "lipodystrophy" proteins in yeast and plant systems, and the evaluation of lipid droplet biogenesis by confocal fluorescence microscopy and lipid profiling. During the course, students will read the scientific literature, design experiments and evaluate/interpret their own results. Emphasis will be placed on critical thinking, data analysis and presentation of their scientific findings.
Left to right:
Dr. Kent Chapman, Professor
Yingqi Cai, Teaching Assistant
Kevin Mutore, HHMI Research Fellow and Student Assistant