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BIO 8S: Introduction to Human Physiology

Normal functioning and pathophysiology of major organ systems: nervous, respiratory, cardiovascular, renal, digestive, and endocrine. Additional topics include integrative physiology, clinical case studies, and applications in genomics-based personalized medicine.
Terms: Sum | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: GER: DB-NatSci
Instructors: Goeders, C. (PI)

BIO 11S: Microbiology: Human Health & Society

This course covers the fundamentals of microbiology and encompasses the tiny world of microbes (bacteria, archaea, fungi, viruses, and more). How have microbes impacted human health and society? It turns out that we cannot live without microbes, but we also have first-hand experience over the last few years of just how deadly and life-altering microbes can be! In exploring microbiology, we will take a multi-disciplinary approach combining molecular genetics (how gene expression is regulated in both prokaryotes and eukaryotes), biochemistry, and immunology. We will also explore key advances in biotechnology that have been made possible through our discovery of microbes and how they work including cloning, PCR, and CRISPR. This course will offer a laboratory component to allow students hands-on experience observing and working with bacteria and small eukaryotes and experimental design.
Terms: Sum | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: WAY-SMA
Instructors: Yamada, S. (PI)

BIO 15S: Biology in the News

Biology is increasingly making its way into various aspects of our lives and will continue to do so throughout the 21st century. Thus, understanding the concepts underlying the headlines and their implications is very important and can help us engage meaningfully with the changing world around us. This course will begin by teaching skills like data interpretation and critical evaluation of logical arguments. With that foundation in place, we will then use specific, real-world events such as the FDA approval of GMO salmon, the development of the COVID-19 vaccines, and the fight against MRSA to explore the concepts in biology that underlie them (e.g. genetic modification, mRNA and vaccine development, and antibiotic resistance). Each week, students will be assigned to read news articles and informational materials giving background knowledge about the subject at hand. Each class will consist of a mini-lecture and in-class learning activities. The class will build towards a final project more »
Biology is increasingly making its way into various aspects of our lives and will continue to do so throughout the 21st century. Thus, understanding the concepts underlying the headlines and their implications is very important and can help us engage meaningfully with the changing world around us. This course will begin by teaching skills like data interpretation and critical evaluation of logical arguments. With that foundation in place, we will then use specific, real-world events such as the FDA approval of GMO salmon, the development of the COVID-19 vaccines, and the fight against MRSA to explore the concepts in biology that underlie them (e.g. genetic modification, mRNA and vaccine development, and antibiotic resistance). Each week, students will be assigned to read news articles and informational materials giving background knowledge about the subject at hand. Each class will consist of a mini-lecture and in-class learning activities. The class will build towards a final project consisting of a podcast-style audio report on a biological process studied in the course. This course requires no prior background knowledge in biology and is intended for anyone interested in better understanding recent developments in the world of biology. By taking this course, students will learn basic concepts in biology and develop the skills necessary to critically evaluate arguments and the scientific data underlying those arguments.
Terms: Sum | Units: 3
Instructors: Armenta, D. (PI)

BIO 20S: Climate Change Biology and Species Responses

This course offers a comprehensive examination of the ecological and biological consequences of climate change on diverse species and ecosystems. Students will explore the adaptive responses of animals, plants, and microbiomes to shifting environmental conditions. Additionally, the course will address the dynamic alterations in species ranges, changes in biotic interactions, and the implications of climate change on endangered species and environmental justice. Throughout the course, students will engage in group discussions centered on assigned scientific papers, honing their skills in critical thinking, interpretation, and presentation of findings. The course aims to equip students with a robust understanding of climate change biology while fostering teamwork and communication skills essential for tackling complex environmental challenges.
Terms: Sum | Units: 3
Instructors: WU, A. (PI)

BIO 32S: Introduction to Biotechnology: Detecting and Treating Disease

This course will examine the basic concepts of biotechnology and the instrumentation and techniques used in the manipulation of nucleic acids (DNA and RNA). Students will learn how biotechnology's tools and techniques are being used to help identify and fight disease, with a special emphasis on tools that help detect viral infections such as COVID-19. This course will also examine the ethical and privacy issues associated with biotechnology such as genetic testing, vaccine distributions, and gene therapy. Prerequisites: General biology and chemistry. Students will get assigned a discussion section during the first week of classes, students only need to enroll in the lecture (section 1). Students are required to attend their assigned discussion section each week.
Terms: Sum | Units: 3

BIO 40S: Advances in Cancer Biology Research and Cancer Treatments

Cancer is a ubiquitous global challenge - most families will be affected by it at some point in their lives. However, recent advancements in cancer treatment and prevention offer hope. In this course, we will delve into the fascinating world of cancer biology to explore groundbreaking research and treatment options. Diving deep into the inner workings of cancer cells, we will discover the potential of revolutionizing treatments such as CAR T immunotherapy, a cutting-edge technique that genetically modifies a patient's own immune cells to recognize and attack cancer cells. We'll also explore the crucial role of the cellular environment around tumors and learn how targeting this microenvironment can improve the effectiveness of existing therapies. We'll examine the unique nutrient requirements of cancer cells and how this knowledge can be used to selectively kill cancer cells while sparing healthy ones. And we'll discuss the power of biomarkers in developing tailored therapies that can s more »
Cancer is a ubiquitous global challenge - most families will be affected by it at some point in their lives. However, recent advancements in cancer treatment and prevention offer hope. In this course, we will delve into the fascinating world of cancer biology to explore groundbreaking research and treatment options. Diving deep into the inner workings of cancer cells, we will discover the potential of revolutionizing treatments such as CAR T immunotherapy, a cutting-edge technique that genetically modifies a patient's own immune cells to recognize and attack cancer cells. We'll also explore the crucial role of the cellular environment around tumors and learn how targeting this microenvironment can improve the effectiveness of existing therapies. We'll examine the unique nutrient requirements of cancer cells and how this knowledge can be used to selectively kill cancer cells while sparing healthy ones. And we'll discuss the power of biomarkers in developing tailored therapies that can significantly improve cancer patients' quality of life. Class sessions will include lectures and interactive discussions and activities. By the end of this course, students will have gained a solid understanding of cell biology, how cancer operates, and how - through scientific advances - it might eventually be stopped.
Terms: Sum | Units: 3
Instructors: Armenta, D. (PI)

BIO 50S: Introduction to Cancer Biology

This course will examine the biological processes that are disrupted in cancer, such as DNA repair, cell cycle control, and signaling pathways. Students will learn the molecular mechanisms by which tumors gain and maintain a growth advantage and of potential therapeutic targets. This course will also explore the science behind cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatments as well as emerging topics in the field such as cancer stem cells. Prerequisites: General biology & chemistry. Students will get assigned a discussion section during the first week of classes, students only need to enroll in the lecture (section 1). Students are required to attend their assigned discussion section each week.
Terms: Sum | Units: 3 | UG Reqs: WAY-SMA

BIO 198: Directed Reading in Biology

Individually arranged under the supervision of members of the faculty.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr, Sum | Units: 1-15 | Repeatable 10 times (up to 60 units total)

BIO 198X: Out-of-Department Directed Reading

Terms: Aut, Win, Spr, Sum | Units: 1-15 | Repeatable 10 times (up to 60 units total)

BIO 199: Undergraduate Research

Individual research taken by arrangement with in-department instructors. See http://biohonors.stanford.edu for information on research sponsors, units, and credit for summer research. May be repeated for credit.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr, Sum | Units: 1-15 | Repeatable 15 times (up to 60 units total)
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