B.S., 1981, Biology,
Arkansas Tech University
Ph.D., 1988, Biochemistry
Texas A&M University
Plant Physiology & Cell Biology
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Cell Biology (BLY 301)
This course examines subcellular organization and function of cells, and prepares
you for other upper level cell and molecular classes taught within the department
as well as for courses you might take in graduate or medical school. An emphasis
is placed on structure and function, but chemistry and biochemistry cannot be avoided
when examining organisms at this level, which represents the interface between biology
Experimental Cell Biology - W (BLY 342)
This course is a followup to Cell Biology (BLY 301) in which we examine subcellular
organization and function from an experimental perspective. For the first half of
the semester, you will be involved in a series of labs that will introduce you to
experimental techniques used by researchers in molecular and cell biology. This
will allow you to get some "hands-on" experience. The second half of the course will
emphasize group-based projects. Each student group devises (with the guidance of the
instructor) a problem that can be solved in period of 6-7 weeks using the techniques
learned in the first half of the course. The course is comprised of 2 three hour
labs and carriers the "writing" designation.
Plant Physiology - W (BLY 431)
This course examines the physical structures and biochemical processes necessary for
normal plant growth, maintenance, and reproduction.
Emphasis is given to processes that are not shared by animal physiology. The course is comprised of 3 one hour lectures and 1 three hour lab, and carriers the "writing" designation.