Frontiers in Microbiology

BIOL-GA 1052

This course will examine the principles of genetic circuit design in microbes by comparing a variety of naturally occurring genetic circuits that perform various functions (logic gates, oscillators, switches, memory, etc.) to engineered, synthetic circuits that perform similar functions. Coursework will include a quantitative review of gene regulation, reading of the primary literature concerning natural and synthetic genetic circuits, and mathematical/computational modeling of simple genetic circuits. Undergraduates must have Molecular and Cell Biology II (BIOL-UA 22). All students must have taken one semester of college-level calculus.

Format: Lecture

Prerequisites: MCB2 (BIOL-UA 22 or 9022), Permission required

Corequisites: None

Location: New York

Equivalent(s): None


Term(s) offered:

Requirements satisfied:
  • Major: Biology Standard Track
      • Upper-Level Elective
          • Reasoning Skills
          • Advanced Biology
  • Major: Ecology Track
      • Upper-Level Elective
          • Advanced Biology
  • Major: GPH/Biology
      • Additional Elective