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These courses are intended to fulfill the seminar requirements for our Ph.D. Biology graduate students; however, we encourage and welcome graduate students from other programs to enroll who have relevant interest in the topics. Please note that the schedules below reflect the currently planned classes, but schedules and offerings could change. Department consent may be required for some of these courses. Please contact Kenlyn Merritt for assistance.

Course #Instructor(s)Course TitleTopic
BIOL 621Ahmed, Copenhaver,
Principles of Genetic Analysis I
BIOL 639KieberSeminar in Plant Molecular and Cell
BIOL 659ServedioSeminar in Evolutionary BiologyControversies in Evolutionary Biology and Ecology
BIOL 669BrunoSeminar in EcologyPrinciples of Marine Ecology: Let's study for our oral exams!
BIOL 669WaittSeminar in EcologyPlant Conservation Science
and Practice and the
Conservation Garden
BIOL 669MitchellSeminar in EcologyEcology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases
BIOL 680HedrickAdvanced Seminar in Recent Biological
Research and Methods
Analyzing Biological Data
using Deep Learning
BIOL 680ShiauAdvanced Seminar in Recent Biological
Research and Methods
Modern experimental approach in
zebrafish to study human-relevant
biology and disease
BIOL 801BurmeisterSeminar in Biological Sciences
BIOL 810CobleSeminar in College Science Teaching
BIOL 891WillettGraduate Seminar in BiologyEEOB Paper Discussion;
"Lunch Bunch" seminar participation

SPRING 2021   
Course #Instructor(s)Course TitleTopic
BIOL 604A.JonesLaboratory Practices for
New Investigators
BIOL 620MatthysseBacterial Genetics
BIOL 625Copenhaver, C.Jones,
Seminar in GeneticsMechanism of meiosis, recombination,
DNA repair and the
evolution of sexual
BIOL 635SalmeronCareers in Biotechnology
BIOL 649P.MaddoxSeminar in Cell Biology
BIOL 669HurlbertSeminar in Ecology
BIOL 669K.PfennigSeminar in EcologyExtinction
BIOL 704SlepSeminar in BiophysicsMolecular and Cellular Biophysics
BIOL 680NimchukAdvanced Seminar in Recent Biologcial
Research and Methods
BIOL 858K.LohmannSeminar Comparative Physiology

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