2022-23 Biology Course Offerings

 *FYS (First-Year Seminar); SOPH (Sophomore Seminar); LAB (Lab or Field Trip Course); WRIT (designated-course offering considered to fulfill the writing requirement); CONF (discussion group in addition to primary course section); DIV (content addresses issues of diversity including race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability status, inequality, and other related areas of inquiry as relevant to topics and careers in the biological sciences); COEX (engages students in addressing a research question or knowledge gap of interest to scholarly communities).

For courses offered in alternate years, view course summaries from previous academic years at Related Files, below.

1 BIOL XLIST: AFRI 1920 Health Inequality in Historical Perspective Braun, Lundy DIV/SOPH/WRIT
1 BIOL XLIST: CLPS 1195 Life Under Water in the Anthropocene Colwill, Ruth COEX/LAB/WRIT
1 BIOL XLIST: NEUR 1530 Communication In the Brain: What We Know and How We Know It Stein, John
1 0030 Principles of Nutrition Flynn, Mary   Online
1 0100 Living Biology at Brown & Beyond Monteiro, Kristina
1 0140T Communicating Science Through Visual Media Stein, John LAB
1 0170-S01 Biotechnology in Medicine Achilli, Toni Marie

1 0170-S02 Biotechnology in Medicine Achilli, Toni Marie Hybrid
1 0190P Pride & Prejudice in the Development of Scientific Theories Helfand, Stephen FYS
1 0190R
Foundations: Phage Hunters, Part 1
Taylor, Sarah
1 0210 Diversity of Life Kellner, James  DIV
1 0380 The Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Disease Dillon, Kelsey Witt  CONF
1 0410 Invertebrate Zoology Ewanchuk, Patrick LAB/DIV
1 0470-S01 Genetics  Johnson, Mark
1 0470-S02 Genetics Johnson, Mark LAB Hybrid
1 0480-S01 Evolutionary Biology Rand, David CONF/DIV Remote Accessable
1 0480-S02 Evolutionary Biology Rand, David CONF/DIV Hybrid
1 0530 Principles of Immunology Dugan, Aisling
1 0800-S01 Principles of Physiology Stein, John
1 0800-S02 Principles of Physiology Stein, John LAB Hybrid
1 0940A  Viral Epidemics
Atwood, Walter SOPH/WRIT
1 0940D Rhode Island Flora: Understanding and Documenting Local Plant Diversity Kartzinel, Rebecca SOPH
1 0960 Independent Study in Science Writing Faculty Advisors  
1 1050,2050 Biology of the Eukaryotic Cell (Grad students register for 2050) Gerbi, Susan
1 1070  Biotechnology and Global Health Schell, Jacquelyn  
1 1140 Tissue Engineering Hoffman-Kim, Diane
1 1260-S01, 2260 Physiological Pharmacology (Grad students register for 2260)
Marshall, John
1 1260-S02 Physiological Pharmacology  Marshall, John Online
1 1270,2270 Advanced Biochemistry (Grad students register for 2270) Lisi, George
1 1290 Cancer Biology  Zhitkovich, Anatoly

1 1300,2300 Biomolecular Interactions (Grad students register for 2300) Fawzi, Nicolas WRIT

1 1470 Conservation Biology Sax, Dov  
1 1515,2015 Conservation in Genomics Age (Grad students register for 2015) Kartzinel, Tyler COEX/LAB/WRIT (1515 ONLY)
1 1520 Innate Immunity Brossay, Laurent
1 1560,2560 Virology (Grad students register for 2560)
Lee, Sanghyun
1 1565 Survey of Biomedical Informatics Sarkar, Neil

1 1575,2075 Evaluation of Health Information Systems (Grad students register for 2075)
Fraser, Hamish WRIT (1575 ONLY)

1 1650 Structure of the Nervous System Berson, David LAB
1 1800 Animal Locomotion Swartz, Sharon WRIT
1 1945 Outbreaks and Infections: Harnessing History and Preventing Future Epidemics Dugan, Aisling
1 1950 Directed Research/Independent Study - See Research Faculty Advisors LAB
1 1970A Stem Cell Biology Freiman, Richard  
1 2010A Introduction to Molecular Research in the Life Sciences Mowry, Kimberly

1 2030 Foundations for Advanced Study in the Life Sciences DeLong, Alison  
1 2089 Biotechnology IP Holmander, Daniel
1 2110 Drug and Gene Delivery Mathiowitz, Edith
1 2150-S01 Scientific Communication Bender, Judith

1 2150-S02 Scientific Communication Ramachandran, Sohini
1 2180 Experiential Learning Industry (ELI) Schell, Jacquelyn  
1 2020 Biotechnology Science & Industry
Huang, Eric
1 2230 Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology Seminar Darling, Eric
1 2250 Survey of Modern Therapeutics Horrigan, Diana
1 2340
Neurogenetics and Disease
Reenan, Robert  
1 2430-S01 Topics in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Brainerd, Elizabeth
1 2430-S02 Topics in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Huerta-Sanchez, Emilia
1 2430-S03 Topics in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Ramachandran, Sohini
Winter Session 0940G Antibiotic Drug Discovery: Identifying Novel Soil Microbes to Combat Antibiotic Resistance Achilli, Toni-Marie COEX/LAB Hybrid
Winter Session 1000 Quality Improvement Science and Application Monteiro, Kristina Online
Winter Session 1445 Medicine in Austere Settings Martin, Kyle Denison
Winter Session 1455 Planetary Health: Global Environmental Change and Emerging Infectious Disease Smith, Katherine Online
Winter Session 1980 HIV/AIDS in Diverse Settings: Focus on Israel Kantor, Rami WRIT


Environmental Science in a Changing World Kartzinel, Tyler
2 0080 Biotechnology Management Bready, Barrett Remote Accessable
2 0150D Techniques in Regenerative Medicine: Cells, Scaffolds, and Staining Achilli, Toni-Marie FYS/LAB
2 0160 Plants, Food, and People Heywood, Peter
2 0190S Foundations: Phage Hunters, Part II
2 0190U The Lives of Plants Heywood, Peter FYS/WRIT
2 0200 The Foundations of Living Systems Stein, John
2 0280 Biochemistry Deaconescu, Alexandra CONF
2 0285-S01, S02

Inquiry in Biochemistry: From Gene to Protein Function

Sobieraj, Andrea COEX/WRIT/CONF/LAB
2 0420

Principles of Ecology

Witman, Jon CONF
2 0430 Evolution of Plant Diversity Kartzinel, Rebecca LAB
2 0440 Inquiry in Plant Biology DeLong, Alison LAB
2 0495

Statistical Analysis of Biological Data

Ramachandran, Sohini CONF
2 0500

Cell and Molecular Biology

Valdez, Gregorio
2 0510

Introductory Microbiology

Belenky, Peter

2 0860 Diet and Chronic Disease Flynn, Mary
2 0946 Research Design & Quantitative Methods for the Health Sciences Monteiro, Kristina
2 0960

Independent Study in Science Writing

Faculty Advisors

2 1040,2040 Ultrastructure/Bioimaging (Grad students register for 2040) Williams, Geoffrey LAB
2 1100

Cell Physiology and Biophysics

Horrigan, Diana

2 1120 Biomaterials Dingle, Yu-Ting
2 1150 Stem Cell Engineering Darling, Eric LAB
2 1160 Principles of Exercise Physiology Sobieraj, Andrea DIV
2 1222A,2222B Current Topics in Functional Genomics (Grad students register for 2222B) Fairbrother, William
2 1250 Host-microbiome Interactions in Health and Disease Belenky, Peter
2 1310,2310 Developmental Biology Wharton, Kristi
2 1330 Biology of Reproduction Wessel, Gary DIV
2 1435 Computational Methods for Studying Demographic History with Molecular Data Peede, David
2 1530 Emergency Medical Systems: An Anatomy of Critical Performance  Becker, Bruce
2 1540,2540 Molecular Genetics (Grad students register for 2540) Larschan, Erica

2 1545,2545 Human Genetics and Genomics (Grad students register for 2545) Morrow, Eric
2 1550 Parasitism: Biology and Disease de Graffenried, Christopher CONF
2 1555 Methods in Informatics and Data Science for Health Chen, Elizabeth COEX
2 1600 Development of Vaccines to Infectious Diseases Vaishnava, Shipra
2 BIOL 1610/ NEUR 1600 Experimental Neurobiology Stein, John LAB/WRIT
2 1810 21st Century Applications in Cell and Molecular Biology Dawson, Michelle WRIT
2 1820 Environmental Health & Disease Plavicki, Jessica
2 1865,2865 Toxicology (Grad students register for 2865) Spade, Daniel
2 1885 Human Anatomy and Biomechanics Swartz, Shannon
2 1960 Directed Research/Independent Study - See Research Faculty Advisors
2 2010B Introduction to Data Science in Molecular Biology Neretti, Nicola
2 2018

Management Strategies in Biotechnology

Jong, Yong
2 2135 Pharmacokinetics and Drug Design Christian, Donald
2 2145

Molecular Targets of Drug Discovery

Horrigan, Diana  
2 2167

In Vitro Models for Disease

Schell, Jacquelyn

2 2170 Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology Horrigan, Diana
2 2180

Experiential Learning Industry (ELI)

Schell, Jacquelyn
2 2240

Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology Seminar

Morgan, Jeffrey
2 2350

The Biology of Aging

Sedivy, John DIV
2 2528

Innovation and Commercialization in Medical Devices, Diagnostics, and Wearables

Analoui, Mostafa