2020-21 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.

What is a CURE course?

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 CURE/LAB/WRIT
1 BIOL XLIST: NEUR 1530 Communication In the Brain: What We Know and How We Know It O'Connor-Giles, Kate
1 0030 Principles of Nutrition Flynn, Mary   Online
1 0100 Living Biology at Brown & Beyond Smith, Katherine FYS/DIV/WRIT Online
1 0140T Communicating Science Through Visual Media (Brown/RISD course)
Stein, John

1 0170 Biotechnology in Medicine Achilli, Toni Marie
1 0190P Pride & Prejudice in the Development of Scientific Theories Helfand, Stephen FYS Online
1 0190U
The Lives of Plants
Heywood, Peter FYS/WRIT Online
1 0210 Diversity of Life Kellner, James  DIV Online
1 0380 The Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Disease Weinreich, Daniel   Hybrid
1 0410 Invertebrate Zoology Ewanchuk, Patrick LAB/DIV Hybrid
1 0470 Genetics  Johnson, Mark/Larschan, Erica
LAB Online
1 0480 Evolutionary Biology Rand, David CONF/DIV Hybrid
1 0530 Principles of Immunology Brossay, Laurent
1 0600 Genetic Screening in Model Organisms Lapierre, Louis CURE/LAB
1 0800 Principles of Physiology Stein, John LAB Online
1 0940A  Viral Epidemics
Atwood, Walter SOPH/WRIT Online
1 0960 Independent Study in Science Writing Faculty Advisors  
1 1050,2050 Biology of the Eukaryotic Cell (Grad students register for 2050) Miller, Kenneth/Gerbi, Susan CONF Online
1 1070  Biotechnology and Global Health Schell, Jacquelyn   Online
1 1090 Polymer Science for Biomaterials Mathiowitz, Edith Online
1 1110 Signal Transduction Oancea, Elena Hybrid
1 1140 Tissue Engineering Hoffman-Kim, Diane
 DIV Hybrid
1 1160 Principles of Exercise Physiology Hai, Chi-Ming  DIV Online
1 1260,2260 Physiological Pharmacology (Grad students register for 2260)
Marshall, John Online
1 1270,2270 Advanced Biochemistry (Grad students register for 2270) Lisi, George/Deaconescu, Alexandra   Online
1 1290 Cancer Biology  Zhitkovich, Anatoly

1 1300,2300 Biomolecular Interactions (Grad students register for 2300) Fawzi, Nicolas WRIT Online
1 1310,2310 Developmental Biology (Grad students register for 2310)
Wharton, Kristi LAB Hybrid
1 1470 Conservation Biology Sax, Dov   Online
1 1515,2015 Conservation in the Genomics Age Kartzinel, Tyler CURE/LAB Hybrid
1 1520 Innate Immunity Brossay, Laurent
1 1560,2560 Virology (Grad students register for 2560)
Jamieson, Amanda Hybrid
1 1565 Survey of Biomedical Informatics Sarkar, Neil
1 1575,2075 Evaluation of Health Information Systems (Grad students register for 2075)
Fraser, Hamish Hybrid
1 BIOL 1630/ NEUR 1630 Big Data Neuroscience Lab Fleischmann, Alexander LAB Hybrid
1 BIOL 1650/ NEUR 1650 Structure of the Nervous System Berson, David LAB Online
1 1950 Directed Research/Independent Study - See Research Faculty Advisors LAB
1 2000A Current Topics in MCDB - RNA Regulation: Beyond the Central Dogma Mowry, Kimberly/Gerbi, Susan Online
1 2010A Introduction to Molecular Research in the Life Sciences Bender, Judith Online
1 2020 Biotechnology Science and Industry Scott, Jeffrey Hybrid
1 2030 Foundations for Advanced Study in the Life Sciences DeLong, Alison/Salomon, Arthur  CONF Hybrid
1 2089 Biotechnology IP Morgan, Jeffrey/Holmander, Daniel
1 2110 Drug and Gene Delivery Mathiowitz, Edith Online
1 2150 Scientific Communication Bender, Judith/Ramachandran, Sohini
 CONF Online
1 2170 Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology  Horrigan, Diana/Zimmerman, Anita/Bowen, Wayne
1 2180 Experiential Learning Industry (ELI) Achilli, Toni-Marie Hybrid
1 2190 MPP Professional Development Seminar Horrigan, Diana   Hybrid
1 2230 Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology Seminar Darling, Eric/Hoffman-Kim, Diane
1 2340
Neurogenetics and Disease
Webb, Ashley/Reenan, Robert   Online
1 2860 Molecular Mechanisms of Human Disease Bartnikas, Thomas  DIV Online
2 BIOL XLIST: AFRI 1930 Race, Difference, and Biomedical Research: Historical Considerations Braun, Lundy DIV/WRIT
2 0150D Techniques in Regenerative Medicine: Cells, Scaffolds, and Staining Achilli, Toni-Marie FYS/LAB
2 0160 Plants, Food, and People Heywood, Peter
2 0190R Foundations: Phage Hunters, Part 1 Taylor, Sarah/Zhou, Yang FYS/LAB/COEX
2 0200 The Foundations of Living Systems Miller, Kenneth LAB/DIV
2 0280 Biochemistry Deaconescu, Alexandra & Salomon, Arthur CONF
2 0285

Inquiry in Biochemistry: From Gene to Protein Function

Ray, Mukulika CURE/LAB/COEX
2 0420

Principles of Ecology

Witman, Jon CONF
2 0430 Evolution of Plant Diversity Kartzinel, Rebecca LAB
2 0450 Evolutionary Behavioral Ecology Fuxjager, Matthew
2 0495

Statistical Analysis of Biological Data

Smith, Samuel CONF
2 0500

Cell and Molecular Biology

Heywood, Peter/Webb, Ashley
2 0510

Introductory Microbiology (Not a lab course in Spring 2021)

Belenky, Peter/Bennett, Richard

2 0860

Diet and Chronic Disease

Flynn, Mary

2 0940G

Antibiotic Drug Discovery: Identifying Novel Soil Microbes to Combat Antibiotic Resistance

Achilli, Toni-Marie

2 0960

Independent Study in Science Writing

Faculty Advisors

2 1100

Cell Physiology and Biophysics

Horrigan, Diana/ Zimmerman, Anita

2 1120 Biomaterials Scott, Jeffrey
2 1150 Stem Cell Engineering Darling, Eric LAB
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 1330 Biology of Reproduction Wessel, Gary DIV
2 1435 Computational Methods for Studying Demographic History with Molecular Data Huerta-Sanchez, Emilia
2 1530 Emergency Medical Systems: An Anatomy of Critical Performance Becker, Bruce
2 1540,2540 Molecular Genetics (Grad students register for 2540) Larschan, Erica/ Huang, Yu-Wen Alvin
2 1550 Biology of Emerging Microbial Diseases de Graffenried, Christopher
2 1555 Methods in Biomedical Informatics Sarker, Neil/ Chen, Elizabeth COEX
2 1595,2595 Artificial Intelligence in Biomedicine Eickhoff, Carsten
2 1600 Development of Vaccines to Infectious Diseases Vaishnava, Shipra & Beura, Lalit
2 BIOL 1610/ NEUR 1600 Experimental Neurobiology Stein, John LAB/WRIT
2 1810 Applied Cell and Molecular Bio Dawson, Michelle WRIT
2 1820 Environmental Health & Disease Plavicki, Jessica
2 1885 Human Anatomy and Biomechanics Brainerd, Elizabeth & Swartz, Sharon LAB
2 1960 Directed Research/Independent Study - See Research Faculty Advisors
2 2000C

Molecular Recognition and Signaling in Self and Non-self Interactions

Johnson, Mark/ DeLong, Alison
2 2018

Management Strategies in Biotechnology

Jong, Yong
2 2145

Molecular Targets of Drug Discovery

Horrigan, Diana
2 2167

In Vitro Models for Disease

Schell, Jacquelyn/Morgan, Jeffrey
2 2180

Experiential Learning Industry (ELI)

Morgan, Jeffrey
2 2240

Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology Seminar

Morgan, Jeffrey
2 2350

The Biology of Aging

Helfand, Stephen DIV
2 2440 S02, S03

Topics in EEB:

Huerta-Sanchez, Emilia DIV
2 2528

Innovation and Commercialization in Medical Devices, Diagnostics, and Wearables

Analoui, Mostafa
2 2640A

Topics in Microbiology and Immunology: Viral Immunology

Biron, Christine
3 0080 Biotechnology Management Bready, Barrett
3 0150A Techniques and Analyses using DNA-Based Biotechnology Hall, Jody FYS/LAB
3 0190F Darwinian Medicine Tatar, Marc FYS
3 0190S Foundations: Phage Hunters, Part II Taylor, Sarah/Zhou, Yang FYS/LAB
3 0420 Principles of Ecology Witman, Jon CONF
3 0500 Cell and Molecular Biology Valdez, Gregorio & Webb, Ashley
3 0800 Principles of Physiology Hai, Chi-Ming LAB
3 0940D Rhode Island Flora: Understanding and Documenting Local Plant Diversity Kartzinel, Rebecca SOPH
3 1155 Hormones and Behavior Fuxjager, Matthew
3 1960B Directed Research/Independent Study - See Research Faculty Advisors