Contact information

E-mail: liz.thomas@seattlecolleges.edu
Office hours: TBA
Phone Number: (206) 934-5665
Class Syllabus

Instructional Handouts and Homework

Format of your lab notebook
How to use a micropipette in lab

Homework - Drug mechanism of action
Homework - Genetics Problems

Exam 1 Study Guide
Exam 2 Study Guide
Exam 3/Final Exam Study Guide

Scientific Articles

How to read a scientific paper
Primary source article example used in the above lecture
Secondary review article example used in the above lecture

Literature Review #1 Article
Literature Review #1 Worksheet

Literature Review #2 Article
Literature Review #2 Worksheet

Literature Review #3 Article
Literature Review #3 Worksheet

Literature Review Extra Credit Instructions and Worksheet

Lecture Slides

Lecture 1 - Welcome to BIOL211! 6/25/12
Lecture 2 - The Chemistry of Life 6/25/12
Lecture 3 - Water and Carbon 6/27/12
Lecture 4 - Biological Molecules Part I 6/27/12
Lecture 4 - Biological Molecules Part II 6/28/12
Lecture 5 - A Tour of the Cell 7/2/12
Lecture 6 - The Plasma Membrane 7/4/12

Lecture 7 - Cell Communication 7/11/12
Lecture 8 - Enzyme Energetics 7/11/12
Lecture 9 - Cellular Respiration 7/16/12
Lecture 10 - Photosynthesis 7/24/12
Lecture 11 - The Cell Cycle and Mitosis 7/17/12
Lecture 12 - Meiosis 7/18/12
Lecture 13 - Mendel and the Gene Idea, Punnet Squares 7/19/12
Lecture 14 - The Chromosomal Basis of Inheritance7/23/12

Lecture 15 - The Molecular Basis of Inheritance 7/25/12
Lecture 16 - Gene Transcription and Translation 7/31/12
Lecture 17 - The Eukaryotic Genome7/31/12
Lecture 18 - Molecular Biology Techniques7/31/12
Lecture 19 - Drug Development7/31/12
Lecture 20 - Biotechnology7/31/12

Lab Handouts

Lab 1 - The Microscope 6/26/12
Lab 2 - Exploring Cell Anatomy and Diversity
Lab 3 - Diffusion and Osmosis 7/10/12
Lab 4 - Exploring Enzyme Activity 7/17/12
Lab 5 - Photosynthesis and Respiration 7/24/12
Lab 6 - Mitosis and Meiosis 7/26/12
Lab 7 - Bacterial Transformation 7/31/12
Lab 7 - Additional Handout 7/31/12
Lab 8 - GMO Investigator8/7/12
Lab 8 - Additional Handout 8/7/12

Pre-lab Worksheets

No prelab required for lab 1, 6/26/12
Prelab 2 - Exploring Cell Anatomy and Diversity Due 7/3/12
Prelab 3 - Diffusion and Osmosis Due 7/10/12
Prelab 4 - Exploring Enzyme Activity Due 7/17/12
Prelab 5 - Photosynthesis and Respiration Due 7/24/12
Prelab 6- Mitosis and Meiosis Due 7/26/12
Prelab 7 Part I - Bacterial Transformation Due 7/31/12
Prelab 7 Part II - Bacterial Transformation Due 8/2/12
Prelab 8 Part I - GMO Investigator Due 8/7/12
Prelab 8 Part II - GMO Investigator Due 8/9/12

Cool Links

BBC Documentary - The Science of Decay

An Error in the Code: What can a rare disorder tell us about human behavior?
Richard Preston's New Yorker article on Lesch-Nyhan syndrome, an X-linked disorder that causes severe self-mutilation

"The Fine Art of Baloney Detection"
Excerpt from Carl Sagan's The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark

Evolved for Cancer?
Carl Zimmer's article from Scientific American that discusses how and why cancer may have evolved

The Biotech Death of Jesse Gelsinger
The account of the first documented death from gene therapy

Translational Research: The American Way
Nature article on the 'valley of death' and why so many scientific discoveries get lost in the crack between academic research and the pharmaceutical industry

Scientific American blogs
A compilation of high-quality science blogs all over the 'net