Introduction to Research in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. This course will focus on the dynamics of carbon and other biologically essential elements in the Earth System, on spatial scales from local to global. Simulation: random numbers, chains. Maintenance of the genome is a prerequisite for life. Application fee: an application fee is charged to all students regardless of outcome; application fee is applied directly to students' accounts. BIO 27S. Open your eyes to a new appreciation of the world of plants and learn some physiology and genetics that explains the specific properties of individual species. Ecological Dynamics: Theory and Applications. Students will learn the basic developmental and cellular mechanisms underlying the original formation of organs during normal development and how these mechanisms are modified during the regenerative process. 3 Units. Basic skills include, for example: working with raster, vector and tabular data; loading rasters, shapefiles, and tables into a GIS; changing the symbology of rasters and shapefiles in your chosen GIS; editing raster and shapefile attribute tables; understanding coordinate systems and how to re-project layers; looking at individual raster cell values; and performing basic raster math. BIO 109B. Graduate students may apply by the third week of any academic quarter. Rates of change of learned traits in populations and patterns of cultural diversity as a function of innovation and cultural transmission. Prerequisite: BIO 81, 85 recommended. Stanford Biosciences PhD Programs Our 14 Home Programs form a collaborative network that encourages creative thinking, interdisciplinary collaboration, and high-stakes, high-reward research. All courses must be worth or approved for 3 or more units. Introduction to Research in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. BIO 155. In addition to the undergraduate general major, the department offers the following seven fields of study for students wishing to concentrate their studies in particular areas of biology: These fields of study are declared on Axess at the time of the major declaration; they appear on both the transcript and on the diploma. Although helpful, no prior experience with electronics or computer programming is required. After the symposium, the judges meet to choose the most outstanding combination of research statement and oral presentation. There is also an option to add honors to the major, regardless of whether a student wishes to complete the general major or a specific field of study. Tomorrow. BIO 161. graduate students from other Stanford programs wishing to pursue an M.S. Major Requirements After the Human Biology Core, majors design their own Course of Study with a unique Area of Concentration topic. BIO 239. . The reasons for the concentration of threatened and endangered species in Hawaii, the scientific basis for their protection and recovery. These topics will be covered in relation to the evolution of early life on Earth, ancient ecosystems, and the interpretation of the rock record. Readings include landmark papers together with readings in the contemporary literature. Current Topics and Concepts in Population Biology, Ecology, and Evolution. This course will focus on the dynamics of carbon and other biologically essential elements in the Earth System, on spatial scales from local to global. This course introduces quantitative advances in understanding this coordination and their consequences across scales: from molecular biology via growth to population dynamics and ecology. Same as: BIO 158. Block, Steven M. Block, Larry B. Crowder, Martha S. Cyert, Gretchen C. Daily, Giulio De Leo, Mark W. Denny, Rodolfo Dirzo, Marcus W. Feldman, Russell D. Fernald, Christopher B. Plant Biology Seminar. Laboratory component: what constitutes physiological and metabolic microbial diversity; how evolutionary and ecological processes diversify individual cells into physiologically heterogeneous populations; and the principles of interactions between individuals, their population, and other biological entities in a dynamically changing microbial ecosystem. 60-level Biology courses are the starting point for the major. Physical biology of dynamical and mechanical processes in cells. Stochastic Methods for Simulation, Dynamics and Data Analysis. Lab Rotations: As with all students in the Biology Department, Hopkins Ph.D. students may rotate with and select as the primary Ph.D. adviser any faculty member with a primary appointment in one of the Biosciences home programs. It is designed to serve students working on their senior honors research to help facilitate the completion of their honors thesis. The BOSP course search site displays courses, locations, and quarters relevant to specific majors. We will also learn about the experimental methods used to study plants at these different organizational levels and how to interpret and evaluate experiments that use such methods. Taken simultaneously while teaching (for BIO 45) or during the previous quarter (for teaching BIO 47). Held in conjunction with the department's Monday seminar series. BIO 232. Courses at Hopkins Marine Station can satisfy many requirements, from Ways to major and minor requirements in departments housed in the Schools of Engineering, Humanities and Sciences, and Earth Sciences. Prerequisites: calculus and linear algebra, or consent of instructor. For undergraduate students participating in the Stanford ChEM-H Undergraduate Scholars Program. Pre-seminars introduce basic concepts and background for non-experts. Students will present a current research paper in their preferred stem cell topic area and compose a novel research proposal. The Robin Li and Melissa Ma Science Library, located in the Sapp Center for Science Teaching and Learning, supports research and teaching for the Department of Biology and other related disciplines. 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 results. The PDF will include all information unique to this page. Topics include the roles of free energy, diffusion, electromotive forces, non-equilibrium dynamics, and information in fundamental biological processes. Topics include microscope optics, Koehler illumination, contrast-generating mechanisms (bright/dark field, fluorescence, phase contrast, differential interference contrast), and resolution limits. Although there are no pre-requisites to enroll in this class, it will be helpful if you have already taken or are concurrently enrolled in the appropriate Biology Foundation classes (or HumBio core classes). Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve encompasses geologic, topographic, and biotic diversity within its 1,189 acres and provides a natural laboratory for researchers from around the world, educational experiences for students and docent-led visitors, and refuge for native plants and animals. BIO 119. Structured population models with age and phenotypic variation. 3 Units. Chemical biology is an integrative discipline that seeks to apply chemical tools and approaches to understand biology. It should be written in the style of a standard scientific paper. Biology (BIO) or Hopkins Marine Station (BIOHOPK) courses numbered 100 or above. To graduate with departmental honors, a student must conduct an independent research project typically over the course of at least one year; projects are started no later than Autumn or Winter Quarter of the junior year. Individually arranged under the supervision of members of the faculty. Enrollment limited; application required. Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology. Ocean Conservation: Pathways to Solutions. All courses must be taken for a letter grade. Students will take five of the six Bio Foundations courses depending on their area of emphasis within the major. Thesis advisers are expected to meet with graduate students at least once each year to discuss and help develop the students' Individual Development Plans (IDP). Structured population models with age and phenotypic variation. Each undergraduate interested in the Biology major is required to select a department faculty advisor as part of the major declaration process. Focus is on the Hawaiian Islands: origin, geology, climate, evolution and ecology of flora and fauna, and ecosystems. Current Topics and Concepts in Population Biology, Ecology, and Evolution. Through literature readings and field trips to local gardens learn the principles and esthetics of classic garden designs: Italian Renaissance, botanical teaching, Japanese, English cottage, and others. Plant Microbe Interaction. Stanford's Human Behavioral Biology course explores the interconnections between physiology and behavior. Same as: BIO 249, HUMBIO 161. BIO 148. Critical reading of the research literature in prokaryotic genetics and molecular biology, with particular applications to the study of major human pathogens. All students will be expected to conduct a literature research exercise leading to a written report, addressing a topic of their choosing, derived from any of the themes discussed in class. Modeling Cultural Evolution. In this case the paper should ordinarily be not less than 10 double-spaced pages in usual sized font, and not more than 10 single spaced pages, plus references. For course descriptions and additional offerings, see the listings in the Stanford Bulletin's ExploreCourses or Bing Overseas Studies. Satisfies WIM in Biology. Theoretical Population Genetics. For more details, see the Biology Ph.D. Handbook. 4 Units. 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. Current research in molecular, cellular, and developmental biology emphasizing primary research literature. Because the course will be online this year, we will analyze data collected in previous years rather than conducting field and lab experiments in person. Evolution of Terrestrial Ecosystems. University requirements for the coterminal master’s degree are described in the “Coterminal Master’s Program” section. BIO 175. Three seminars per quarter address scientific and technical themes related to interdisciplinary approaches in bioengineering, medicine, and the chemical, physical, and biological sciences. Prerequisite: BIO 101 or BIO 43 or HUMBIO 2A or BIO 81 and 84 or consent of instructor. Students learn how to evaluate critically pertinent original literature in order to stay abreast of scientific progress in their areas of interest. We will dive into real-world examples to see how science can inform why, where, how, and how much people need nature. Same as: BIO 283. BIO 273A. A written essay on the creative process and scientific significance of the selected topic will accompany the creative work. Four-week, intensive. Graduate students will be responsible for additional problem sets. 1 Unit. This office also distributes the department's Bachelor of Science Handbook, which delineates policies and requirements, as well as other department forms and informational handouts. 3 Units. Principles and application of the science of preserving biological diversity. Facts matter! How ecologists think about the world. The final assignment will be to develop and write a scientific grant proposal to test a student-selected myth or scientific controversy. Emphasis is on methods including qualitative approaches, asymptotics, and multiple scale analysis. Fossil plants, fungi, invertebrates, and vertebrates (yes, dinosaurs) are all covered, including how all of those components interact with each other and with changing climates, continental drift, atmospheric composition, and environmental perturbations like glaciation and mass extinction. This class will take an interdisciplinary perspective on forest fires including the physiological, environmental, and social implications of the fires themselves, as well as the result of wildfire policy on nature and human beings, with a particular focus on equity of impacts across class and racial lines. BIO 81. The genomics revolution has fueled a renewed push to model evolutionary processes in quantitative terms. Current literature. Graduate students are active contributors to the advising relationship. This course will provide an overview of animal and plant physiology and teach an understanding of how organisms maintain homeostasis, respond to environmental cues and coordinate behaviors across multiples tissues and organ systems. Students will present their own or published work on adaptive capacity to provide examples and frame questions. Credit for 199X is restricted to declared Biology majors and requires department approval. Topics: DNA replication, DNA recombination, gene transcription, RNA splicing, regulation of gene expression, protein synthesis, and protein folding. Advance Molecular Biology: Epigenetics and Proteostasis. Students will explore the fascinating world of fungal biology, ecology and evolution via lecture, lab, field exercises and Saturday field trips that will provide traditional and molecular experiences in the collection, analysis and industrial use of diverse fungi. We will also be concerned with the interactions and integration of the activities of the different organ systems we study. While a major in Biology provides an excellent background for these technical careers, it can also serve as a valuable and satisfying focus of a liberal arts education for those not planning careers in science-related fields. Seminar. Topics: neural induction and patterning cell lineage, neurogenesis, neuronal migration, axonal pathfinding, synapse elimination, the role of activity, critical periods, and the development of behavior. Mechanisms of Tissue Regeneration. Mathematical approaches include techniques in areas such as combinatorics, differential equations, dynamical systems, linear algebra, probability, and stochastic processes. COVID-19 will be featured as a major example. 5 Units. These may include: A new draft research manuscript; a previously published paper is not acceptable because it may have received much editorial modification in the review process. In the second half of the symposium, each fourth-year student presents to the judges and a general audience a 20-minute report on their Ph.D. research. Includes lectures for BIO 154. The Ph.D. is conferred upon candidates who have demonstrated substantial scholarship and the ability to conduct independent research and analysis in Biology. option and minor. An introduction to ecosystem ecology and terrestrial biogeochemistry. Prerequisites: Declared Biology majors must have taken BIO 82 (Genetics) and BIO 83 (Biochemistry). Same as: BIO 271, CSB 271. This discussion-based course will use the novel ¿The gene¿ by Siddhartha Mukherjee and other selected readings to explore the science behind our genetic code. Up to 6 units of teaching and research are allowed. Same as: BIO 115. BIO 110. If well managed, lands, waters, and biodiversity yield a flow of vital benefits that sustain and fulfill human life. This course will explore epigenetic and chromatin regulation of cellular processes related to aging, cancer, stem cell pluripotency, metabolic homeostasis, and development. Cancer Biology graduate students must be registered in all quarters. Principles and application of the science of preserving biological diversity. We will develop familiarity with the most common groups of marine animal fossils. This course will expose students to interdisciplinary research questions and approaches that span chemistry, engineering, biology, and medicine. This course will focus on neuroplasticity from a broad perspective, from molecular cellular mechanism to its involvement in behavior and diseases. Views of a Changing Sea: Literature & Science. Seminars will be based on discussion of journal articles. At the end, we will design an international zoom symposium to highlight, define and articulate the role that adaptive capacity can play in managing and protecting complex ecosystems in the face of climate change. Breadth & Depth courses … Students, working in teams, will develop novel research hypotheses, design the necessary experiments and measurements to test these hypotheses. Topics include population genetics, genomics, molecular evolution, evolutionary forces, formation of new species, evolutionary divergences in the history of life, and evidence of evolution, including patterns from DNA and the fossil record. Capstone course series for seniors. Biology and Global Change. A program proposal, signed by the student's advisor and approved by the chair of the M.S. BIO 255. In BIO 62, we will use prokaryotic biology to review fundamentals of molecular biology and energetics, and in lab work we will work with experimental design and data interpretation. We will be focusing on the fundamental principles of evolutionary biology from natural and sexual selection to the formation of new species. Course work will involve a mixture of pencil-and-paper math, writing basic computer simulations, and downloading and manipulating DNA sequence data from published datasets. When, why, and how did the major transitions occur in the history of marine life? 2021 Online Courses - Find Your 2021 Courses Understanding a Course Page. Courses in the major allow students to identify … As with the research overviews, these talks give students a chance to concentrate on what progress they have made along the complex path of their Ph.D., and what they are particularly excited about. nnPreference to seniors and graduate students. Learn about the assays used to study the ability of mutant p53 to direct expression of several reporter genes. Analysis of classic and current primary literature. 1-5 Unit. Students are encouraged to check with their department's student services office to see which courses at Hopkins may be used to fulfill major or minor requirements. Human Skeletal Anatomy. Topics include: neurons as information processing units; simple and complex circuits underlying sensory information processing and motor control; and development and plasticity of neural circuits. This course is designed to teach the scientific method as it's actually practiced by working scientists. in Biology may be required in addition to the general requirements. Same as: BIO 177. In this course we will learn how plants are built at different organizational scales from the cell, tissue, organ and organ system level. Assessment based on in-class participation and short weekly papers. Sensory Ecology of Marine Animals. This course provides an introduction to the natural history, systematics, and ecosystem ecology of California ecosystems, based on a combination of lectures, student-led projects, and weekend field trips. Advanced microscopy and imaging, emphasizing hands-on experience with state-of-the-art techniques. Recommended for freshmen. 3 Units. Such students are advised at the time of initial registration on how they should complete background training during the first year of graduate study. The title page of the honors thesis must include student name, thesis title, name and department of research sponsor, and name and department of second reader. These fields of study are declared on Axess at the time of the major declaration; they appear on both the transcript and on the diploma. For most biosciences students, coursework starts with a uniquely designed Foundations course and includes in-depth courses in specialized areas. Prerequisites: BIO 82, 83 and 86 or equivalent. At least two courses from the Biology Foundations must be taken: A third Bio Foundations course may be taken OR students may take one introductory Biology course from the following list: The Biology Core Laboratory courses do not count towards the minor: If taken for at least 3 units, independent research conducted in a Biology lab may count as 1 course. This is usually accomplished with the advice and encouragement of the primary Ph.D. adviser. Storey House, 544 Lasuen Mall, is an undergraduate resident theme house for Human Biology, devoted to developing an intellectual community among Human Biology majors at Stanford and allowing faculty and students to become acquainted and to share their Human Biology interests and research. 3 Units. This seminar will explore what we know about adaptive capacity of different communities and different species. 2 Units. Students construct and operate working apparatus. Students learn how to evaluate critically pertinent original literature in order to stay abreast of scientific progress in their areas of interest. We'll delve deeply into the applicability of science in addressing a vast range of real-world problems. For 2021, Live Zoom lectures will be recorded and posted on Canvas for students with conflicts. BIO 176. Honors requirements are explained in detail in the "Honors" tab. Course includes primers on molecular biology, and text processing languages. Basic to intermediate GIS skills are required (including working with raster, vector and tabular data; loading and editing rasters, shapefiles, and tables into a GIS; understanding coordinate systems; and performing basic raster math). BIO 198X. BIO 283. Advanced Research Laboratory in Experimental Biology. The remainder of the 23 units of electives may be any BIO or BIOHOPK course at the 100-level or above, or from the list of approved out-of-department electives. Same as: STATS 141. Same as: BIO 277. 3 Units. Same as: APPPHYS 232, BIO 232, BIOPHYS 232, GENE 232. BIO 177. Students will chose an environmental niche, collect and identify resident fungi, and hypothesize about their community relationship. The goal of this course is to develop an understanding of how to conduct biological research, using topics in Ecology as practical examples. Developmental Biology. The emerging field of Planetary Health recognizes these inter-linkages and promotes creative, interdisciplinary solutions that protect human health and the health of the ecosystems on which we depend. Only one course can be taken credit/no credit. Prerequisites: Declared Biology majors must have taken BIO 82 (Genetics) and BIO 83 (Biochemistry). The Seminar Evaluation form must be submitted to the student services office no later than June 1  of year three in the program. 4 Units. Topics: wiring of the neuronal circuit, synapse structure and synaptic transmission, signal transduction in the nervous system, sensory systems, molecular basis of behavior including learning and memory, molecular pathogenesis of neurological diseases. Students must have access to a DSLR camera and lenses - we can accept up to 20 students who can share 10 course-provided cameras and lenses, by application. 3 Units. Topics in plant biology presented at a weekly seminar. BIO 89SI. Prerequisites: BIO 80 series. Students in this course will uncover key principles of genetics and molecular biology through investigation of case studies of human disease and novel therapeutic approaches in development. This course will explore possibilities for student research projects based on presentations of faculty research. Students will build critical thinking skills by creating hypotheses, and designing experiments that pertain to problems in infectious disease. This course will explore epigenetic and chromatin regulation of cellular processes related to aging, cancer, stem cell pluripotency, metabolic homeostasis, and development. Enrollment limited to PhD students associated with departmental research groups in genetics or molecular biology. 3 Units. This course may be repeated for credit. In the fall of 2010, Vanden Heuvel was teaching a large introductory biology course for majors at a midsized regional university. Cell and Developmental Biology of Plants. What am I planning broadly to contribute? This course is intended for upper level physics and math students with no biology background, as well as biology students who are comfortable with differential equations and probability. Open to Ph.D. students in Biology. Time series models. Same as: BIO 234, HUMBIO 112. Markov chains: ergodicity, CLT, passage times, absorption. BIO 60. committee, must be filed by the third week of the first quarter of enrollment. Ecology of the Hawaiian Islands. Up to 6 units of teaching and research are allowed. These courses will delve into these fundamental areas of Biology and further build students’ skills in critical scientific thinking, reading the literature, and scientific communication. 3 Units. Bacterial biochemistry, structure, metabolism, and genetics are covered in lecture. For upper class undergraduate and graduate students who have not had an introductory immunology course. 2 Units. THE STATE OF HUMANS AND THE PLANET. The information below, together with the latest … BIO 116. Same as: BIO 235, The course will focus on the macroevolution of animals. Students may go to Hopkins as early as Spring Quarter in the sophomore year, and can also go in the junior and/or senior year to take elective courses. Homework and projects require implementing some of the algorithms and using existing toolkits for analysis of genomic datasets. Mechanisms of immune responses in health and disease. BIO 223. Prerequisites: None. BIO 120. The PDF will include all information in the catalog. degree. 3 Units. Seminar. 3 Units. Same as: EARTHSYS 207, LATINAM 207. Only 6 units can be counted from BIOHOPK 182H. The biological causes and consequences of anthropogenic and natural changes in the atmosphere, oceans, and terrestrial and freshwater ecosystems. The course will introduce ideas from computational genomics, machine learning and natural language processing. See http://biohonors.stanford.edu for more information. Same as: GENE 267, NENS 267. BIO 329. Focus on tractable model organisms; growth control; irreversible biochemical switches; chromosome duplication; mitosis; DNA damage checkpoints; MAPK pathway-cell cycle interface; oncogenesis. After accepting admission to this coterminal master’s degree program, students may request transfer of courses from the undergraduate to the graduate career to satisfy requirements for the master’s degree. 2 Units. Prerequisite: Biology or Human Biology core. All courses and quarters of operation are subject to change. Introduction to the molecular basis of cancer. program consists of Department of Biology and/or Hopkins Marine Station course work, approved out-of-department electives, and foundational breadth courses totaling at least 45 units at or above the 100-level (with the exception of BIO 196 A, B, & C), distributed as follows: Each candidate designs a coherent program of study in consultation with her or his department advisor. Students not making satisfactory degree progress are subject to departmental academic review and/or dismissal. Genomic approaches to the study of human disease. Quantitative Evolutionary Dynamics and Genomics. Several of these options can also count toward the electives requirement. For more information, including courses taught at Hopkins Marine Station with the subject code BIOHOPK, see the "Hopkins Marine Station" section of this bulletin. These puzzles offer challenging complex systems problems that will require our best interdisciplinary thinking to solve. Training often includes attending lectures, initiating and planning discussion sections, and assisting in the preparation course materials. May be repeat for credit. Learn new skills and explore new and emerging topics. section of this bulletin. The opportunities to gain teaching experience and training in specific courses are assigned using the departmental matching system during the Spring and Summer quarters prior to the next academic year. 4 Units. BIO 244. BIO 258. Obtain at least a 3.0 (B) grade point average (GPA) in all Biology major requirements taken at Stanford (foundational, breadth, and elective courses). Recommended: plant genetics or plant biochemistry. We will explore the neural mechanisms of natural behaviors in a diverse set of organisms. Although helpful, no prior experience with electronics or computer programming is required. 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