Harvard University - Department of Molecular & Cellular Biology

MCB COURSES
Current Academic Year

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46 courses listed.

Course Number Title Term Instructors Meetings Level Sort Col Sort Col2
MCB 52 Molecular Biology Fall Term 2014-2015 Thomas Torello Torello T., Th., from 1:00 - 2:30 and a 90 minute discussion session weekly. Primarily for Undergraduates AAAMCB 00052 Torello
MCB 60 Cellular Biology and Molecular Medicine Fall Term 2014-2015 Vladimir Denic
Alexander Schier
Briana Burton
M., W., F., at 10 Primarily for Undergraduates AAAMCB 00060 Denic
MCB 63 Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine Fall Term 2014-2015 Rachelle Gaudet
Alain Viel Viel
Tu., Th., 1-2:30 Primarily for Undergraduates AAAMCB 00063 Gaudet
MCB 64 The Cell Biology of Human Life in the World Spring Term 2014-2015 Robert Lue M., W., 1-2:30 Primarily for Undergraduates AAAMCB 00064 Lue
MCB 65 Physical Biochemistry: Understanding Macromolecular Machines Spring Term 2014-2015 Rachelle Gaudet
Andres Leschziner
M., W., F., at 10, and a weekly laboratory/discussion section. Primarily for Undergraduates AAAMCB 00065 Gaudet
MCB 68 Cell Biology Through the Microscope Spring Term 2014-2015 Ethan Garner
Jeff Lichtman
Tu., Th., 1:00 - 2:30, and a one hour lab section per week Primarily for Undergraduates AAAMCB 00068 Garner
MCB 80 Neurobiology of Behavior Fall Term 2014-2015 David Cox
Joshua Sanes
Jeff Lichtman
Tu., Th., 2:30-4 Primarily for Undergraduates AAAMCB 00080 Cox
MCB 101 Human Genetics Fall Term 2014-2015 Craig Hunter M., W., 10-11:30 For Undergraduates and Graduates AAAMCB 00101 Hunter
MCB 105 Systems Neuroscience Spring Term 2014-2015 Florian Engert M., W., 10-11:30 For Undergraduates and Graduates AAAMCB 00105 Engert
MCB 111 Mathematics in Biology Spring Term 2014-2015 Michael Desai Desai M., W., 9-10:30 For Undergraduates and Graduates AAAMCB 00111 Desai
MCB 115 Cellular Basis of Neuronal Function Fall Term 2014-2015 Venkatesh Murthy M., W., F., at 2 For Undergraduates and Graduates AAAMCB 00115 Murthy
MCB 120 Global Health Threats Spring Term 2014-2015 Barry Bloom Bloom
Richard Losick
Tu., Th., 1-2:30 For Undergraduates and Graduates AAAMCB 00120 Bloom
MCB 121 The Microbes Fall Term 2014-2015 Karine Gibbs Tu., Th., 2:30-4 For Undergraduates and Graduates AAAMCB 00121 Gibbs
MCB 129 The Brain: Development, Plasticity and Decline Fall Term 2014-2015 Sam Kunes M., W., 10-11:30 For Undergraduates and Graduates AAAMCB 00129 Kunes
MCB 131 Computational Neuroscience Spring Term 2014-2015 Haim Sompolinsky Sompolinsky M., W., 2:30-4 For Undergraduates and Graduates AAAMCB 00131 Sompolinsky
MCB 135 Introductory Systems Biology Spring 2014-2015 Mary Elizabeth Wahl Wahl M., W., F. 2:30 - 3:30 For Undergraduates and Graduates AAAMCB 00135 Wahl
MCB 141 Molecular and Cellular Biology of the Senses and their Disorders Spring Term 2014-2015 Catherine Dulac Tu., Th., 1:30-3 For Undergraduates and Graduates AAAMCB 00141 Dulac
MCB 142 Major Advances in Classical and Molecular Genetics Spring Term 2014-2015 Matthew Meselson Tu., Th., 2-3:30 For Undergraduates and Graduates AAAMCB 00142 Meselson
MCB 146 Experience-Based Brain Development: Causes and Consequences Spring Term 2014-2015 Takao Hensch Tu., Th., 2-3:30 For Undergraduates and Graduates AAAMCB 00146 Hensch
MCB 165 Interplay between Viruses and their Hosts Spring Term 2014-2015 Victoria D'Souza M., W., 2:30-4 For Undergraduates and Graduates AAAMCB 00165 D'Souza
MCB 169 Molecular and Cellular Immunology Fall Term 2014-2015 Shiv Pillai Pillai Tu., Th., 10-11:30, and a 90-minute section to be arranged. For Undergraduates and Graduates AAAMCB 00169 Pillai
MCB 170 Brain Invaders: Building and Breaking Barriers in the Nervous System Spring Term 2014-2015 Laura Magnotti Magnotti M., W., 1-2:30 For Undergraduates and Graduates AAAMCB 00170 Magnotti
MCB 176 Biochemistry of Membranes Fall Term 2014-2015 Guido Guidotti M., W., 2–4, M., at 4 For Undergraduates and Graduates AAAMCB 00176 Guidotti
MCB 178 Biochemistry of Protein Complexes Spring Term 2014-2015 Guido Guidotti M., W., 2:30-4 For Undergraduates and Graduates AAAMCB 00178 Guidotti
MCB 186 Circadian Biology: From Cellular Oscillators to Sleep Regulation Fall Term 2014-2015 Charles Czeisler Czeisler W., 2-5, and a weekly section to be arranged. For Undergraduates and Graduates AAAMCB 00186 Czeisler
MCB 187 Genome Editing - Progress and Frontiers Spring 2014-2015 Keith Joung Joung Tu., 10-11:30, and a two hour section weekly For Undergraduates and Graduates AAAMCB 00187 Joung
MCB 199 Statistical Thermodynamics and Quantitative Biology Spring Term 2014-2015 David Nelson M., W., F., at 11 For Undergraduates and Graduates AAAMCB 00199 Nelson
MCB 208 Talking about Science Fall Term 2014-2015 Jeff Lichtman
Michael Greenberg Greenberg
W., 5-7:30 p.m. Primarily for Graduates AAAMCB 00208 Lichtman
MCB 212 Topics in Biophysics Spring Term 2014-2015 Howard Berg F., 2:30-4 Primarily for Graduates AAAMCB 00212 Berg
MCB 290hfr Current Topics in Molecular, Cellular and Organismal Biology Fall Term And Spring Term 2014-2015 Vladimir Denic F., at 3:30 Primarily for Graduates AAAMCB 00290r Denic
MCB 291 Genetics, Genomics and Evolutionary Biology Fall Term 2014-2015 Elena Kramer Kramer
John Rinn Rinn
Jim Mallet Mallet
M., W., 10–11:30, F., 10–12 Primarily for Graduates AAAMCB 00291 Kramer
MCB 292 Cellular Biology, Neurobiology and Developmental Biology Fall Term 2014-2015 Venkatesh Murthy
Ethan Garner
Alexander Schier
Tu., Th., 10-11:30 Primarily for Graduates AAAMCB 00292 Murthy
MCB 293 Biochemistry, Chemical and Structural Biology Fall Term 2014-2015 Rachelle Gaudet
Andres Leschziner
F., at 2, M., W., 2–4 Primarily for Graduates AAAMCB 00293 Gaudet
MCB 294 Interesting Questions in Engineering and Physical Biology Fall Term 2014-2015 Mara Prentiss Prentiss
Nancy Kleckner
Tu., Th., 1-2:30 Primarily for Graduates AAAMCB 00294 Prentiss
MCB 80.1X Fundementals of Neuroscience Part 1 Full Year 2014-2015 David Cox (n/a) Primarily for Undergraduates AAAMCB 00801X Cox
BE 160 Chemical Kinetics and Reactor Design Fall Term 2014-2015 Daniel Needleman Tu., Th., 2:30-4 For Undergraduates and Graduates BE 00160 Needleman
ENG-SCI 224 Laboratory in Engineering and Physical Biology Spring Term 2014-2015 Mara Prentiss Prentiss
Nancy Kleckner
M., W., 1-5 Primarily for Graduates ENG-SCI 00224 Prentiss
FRSEMR 26z What is Life? Fall Term 2014-2015 Guido Guidotti Th., 2:30-4 Primarily for Undergraduates FRSEMR 00026z Guidotti
LIFESCI 1a An Integrated Introduction to the Life Sciences: Chemistry, Molecular Biology, and Cell Biology Fall Term 2014-2015 Daniel Kahne Kahne
Susan Mango
Robert Lue
Richard Losick
Tu., Th., 1–2:30; Primarily for Undergraduates LIFESCI 00001a Kahne
LIFESCI 1b An Integrated Introduction to the Life Sciences: Genetics, Genomics, and Evolution Spring Term 2014-2015 Hopi Hoekstra
Kevin Eggan
Pardis Sabeti Sabeti
Maryellen Ruvolo Ruvolo
Tu., Th., 10-11:30, and three hours of laboratory/discussion weekly. Primarily for Undergraduates LIFESCI 00001b Hoekstra
LIFESCI 120 Global Health Threats Spring Term 2014-2015 Barry Bloom Bloom
Richard Losick
Tu., Th., 1-2:30 For Undergraduates and Graduates LIFESCI 00120 Bloom
LIFESCI 200 Integrated Science (Graduate Seminar in Undergraduate Education) Fall Term 2014-2015 Andrew Murray
Erel Levine Levine
Michael Desai Desai
Mary Elizabeth Wahl Wahl
M., W., F., 10-11:30 Primarily for Graduates LIFESCI 00200 Murray
MBB 90r Supervised Research: Topics in Mind/Brain/Behavior Fall Term And Spring Term 2014-2015 Florian Engert Hours to be arranged Primarily for Undergraduates MBB 00090r Engert
MBB 980d Conscious Perceptual Experience: A Systems Neuroscience Approach Fall Term 2014-2015 Florian Engert M., 1-3 Exclusively for Graduates MBB 00980d Engert
MCB  80.2X Fundamentals of Neuroscience Part 2: Neurons and Networks Fall 2014-2015 David Cox (n/a) Primarily for Undergraduates MCB 00802X Cox
OEB 51 Biology and Evolution of Invertebrate Animals Spring Term 2014-2015 Cassandra Extavour Extavour Lectures Tu., Th., 10-11:30; laboratory on Wednesdays with hours to be arranged. Primarily for Undergraduates OEB 00051 Extavour
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updated: 09/02/2014