It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge. -Albert Einstein
Dr. Cripps' courses Biol 202-Genetics (undergraduate): This course covers the fundamentals of genetics including: mitosis, meiosis, Mendelian genetics, chromosomes and inheritance, molecular basis of inheritance, genes to proteins, genetic models (viruses and bacteria), eukaryotic genomes, genetic basis of development and overview of genomes and the histone code.
Biol 498-L-Genome Editing (undergraduate/graduate): This new course started by Dr. Cripps focuses on utilizing the CRISPR/Cas9 system to edit genes in Drosophila.
Biol 402-Fly Development (undergraduate/graduate): This class focuses on new and emerging sciences in Drosophila through reading the most recent journal articles in developmental biology including molecular and cellular biology. The class involves academic presentations by its members in current research on muscle development and diseases.
Biol 497-Principles of Gene Expression (undergraduate/graduate): This course goes into further depth of the molecular biology of the gene. It is a detailed and critical study of how different genes are regulated during the life of an organism, principally at the level of transcription
Dr. Lovato's course Biol 429- Molecular and Cellular Biology I (undergraduate): This intensive 8 weeks course will take an in depth look at selected cellular processes as you study the molecular mechanisms involved in human disease and the current methods used to study them. This course focuses on nuclear structure/transport, chromatin modification, protein transport/trafficking, cell signaling, and the cell cycle.