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BIO 2N: Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Disease in a Changing World

This seminar will explore the ways in which anthropogenic change, climate change, habitat destruction, land use change, and species invasions effects the ecology and evolution of infectious diseases. Topics will include infectious diseases of humans, wildlife, livestock, and crops, effects of disease on threatened species, disease spillover, emerging diseases, and the role of disease in natural systems. Course will be taught through a combination of popular and scientific readings, discussion, and lecture. .
Terms: Spr | Units: 3 | UG Reqs: WAY-SMA
Instructors: Mordecai, E. (PI)

BIO 9N: Chilis: Biology, History, Travels, Cuisine

Chili peppers are used worldwide. They are grown in astonishing variety even though they are used most often to flavor food. Yet the first chile peppers evolved in what Europeans call the New World (Central and South America). How do we know chilis came from the New World? How did they get to Europe, Africa, India, China? How did chilis become an integral part of so many cuisines? What forms of chili pepper do we find around the world?
Terms: Spr | Units: 3 | UG Reqs: WAY-SMA

BIO 25Q: Cystic fibrosis: from medical conundrum to precision medicine success story

The class will explore cystic fibrosis (CF), the most prevalent fatal genetic disease in the US, as a scientific and medical whodunit. Through reading and discussion of medical and scientific literature, we will tackle questions that include: how was life expectancy with CF increased from weeks to decades without understanding the disease mechanism? Why is the disease so prevalent? Is there an advantage to being a carrier? Is CF a single disease or a continuum of physiological variation; or- what is a disease? How did research into CF lead to discovery of the underlying cause of most other genetic diseases as well? Through critical reading of the scientific and medical literature, class discussion, field trips and meetings with genetic counselors, caregivers, patients, physicians and researchers, we will work to build a deep understanding of this disease, from the biochemical basis to the current controversies over pathogenic mechanisms, treatment strategies and the ethics and economics of genetic testing and astronomical drug costs.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3 | UG Reqs: GER: DB-NatSci, WAY-SMA
Instructors: Kopito, R. (PI)

BIO 43: Introduction to Laboratory Research in Neuronal Cell Biology

This course provides an authentic research experience where you will study the consequences of disease-related mutations in a neuronal kinesin (KIF1A). You will evaluate scientific arguments; make discoveries by generating, testing, and revising hypotheses; communicate findings to others through oral and poster presentations; and build confidence in yourselves as scientific thinkers. To do so, you will use behavioral, genetic, and cell biological tools to assay how KIF1A mutations affect C. elegans neurons, and connect your findings to clinical severity. Completed or co-requisite in introductory courses in cell and molecular biology ( BIO 82 and 83 or HUMBIO 2A and 3A) and ( CHEM 31A and 31B or CHEM 31M).
Terms: Spr | Units: 4

BIO 47: Introduction to Research in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

The goal of this course is to develop an understanding of how to conduct biological research, using a topic in Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Plant Biology as a practical example. This includes the complete scientific process: assessing background literature, generating testable hypotheses, learning techniques for field- and lab-based data collection, analyzing data using appropriate statistical methods, and, finally, writing and sharing your results. To build these skills, this course will focus on nectar microbes at Stanford's nearby Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve. Students, working in teams, will develop novel research hypotheses and execute the necessary experiments and measurements to test these hypotheses. The capstone of the course is an oral presentation of student teams' research findings, as well as a research paper written in the style of a peer-reviewed journal article. Labs will be completed both on campus and at Jasper Ridge. Although there are no pre-requisites to enroll in the class, it will be helpful if you have already taken BIO 81 or HUMBIO 2A. IMPORTANT NOTE: Satisfies WIM requirement in Biology but must be taken for a letter grade.
Terms: Spr | Units: 4

BIO 86: Cell Biology

This course will focus on the basic structures inside cells and how they execute cellular functions. Topics include organelles, membrane trafficking, the cytoskeleton, cell division, and signal transduction. Classic and recent primary literature will be incorporated into lectures with an emphasis on state of the art experimental approaches. Prerequisites: BIO 83 is highly recommended.
Terms: Spr | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: WAY-SMA

BIO 105B: Ecology and Natural History of Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve (EARTHSYS 105B)

The Ecology and Natural History of the Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve is an upper-division course that aims to help students learn ecology and natural history using a 'living laboratory,' the Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve. The course's central goal is that, as a community of learning, we examine 'via introductory discussions, followed by hands-on experiences in the field' the scientific basis of ecological research, archaeology, edaphology, geology, species interactions, land management, and multidisciplinary environmental education. The first 10 sessions that compose the academic program are led by the instructors, faculty (world-experts on the themes of each session), and JRBP staff. In addition, this 20-week class (winter and spring quarters) trains students to become JRBP Docents that will join the Jasper Ridge education affiliates community. Completion of both Winter ( BIO 105A) and Spring ( BIO 105B) sequence training program is required to join the Ecology and Natural History of Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve course.
Terms: Spr | Units: 4

BIO 109B: Chronic Disease II: Applications of Advances in Precision Medicine and Digital Health Technologies

Chronic diseases fatally impact over 40 million people worldwide. We have come a long way in developing therapies for some chronic diseases, but a considerable gap remains between the current solutions and our ability to fully address many of these diseases. This course provides an overview of: (1) the underlying biology of pervasive chronic diseases and (2) the applications of advances in precision medicine and digital health technologies towards better understanding, preventing, and treating these diseases. There will also be discussions on the policy and regulatory frameworks and business and ethical implications that impact precision medicine/digital health innovations (and their potential applications). We will have guest speakers who are prominent leaders in academia, industry, and federal policy. We encourage both students and speakers to seek opportunities to collaborate. No hard prerequisites, though a basic understanding of biology and willingness to learn novel concepts will help.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3 | UG Reqs: WAY-SMA, GER: DB-NatSci

BIO 114C: bioBUDS: Building Up Developing Scientists

BUDS is a student-centered and community-focused program which aims to connect all undergrads - but especially those from FLI and historically excluded backgrounds - to resources, skills, and potential mentors in the biosciences and beyond while fostering a vibrant peer community. We offer weekly grad student-led workshops covering a broad range of biological topics and special topic sessions (workshops, panels, community discussions). The Spring quarter session emphasizes biology at the intersection of other sciences and humanities. All sessions are open to all students regardless of course enrollment, department affiliation, experience-level, or field. Visit our website here: https://biobuds.stanford.edu.
Terms: Spr | Units: 2

BIO 120: Integrative and Experimental Microbiology (BIO 220)

To survive, grow, and reproduce, organisms coordinate different molecular processes so they can use available resources and cope with environmental conditions. This laboratory course explores molecular and cellular integration in bacteria. Experiments include the quantification of growth, mutational screens and mutant analysis, gene cloning, and measuring/engineering gene-expression. These "wet lab" approaches will be combined with "dry lab" approaches to analyze experimental findings and explore further the link between molecular processes, cell-physiology, and ecology. Prerequisite: MATH 51 or MATH 19, 20,21. Recommended: microbiology (e.g. BIO 62 or 162) and molecular biology/biochemistry/genetics courses (e.g. BIO 82 or 83). Enrollment via Application: https://tinyurl.com/47pmhf3b
Terms: Spr | Units: 3 | Repeatable 1 times (up to 3 units total)
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