Molecular Biosciences/Biotechnology (MBB)

MBB 245 Cellular and Molecular Biology. (3) F
Concepts that underlie relationships between cellular and subcellular structure and function, and integration of major metabolic and genetic processes. Prerequisite: BIO 181.

MBB 343 Genetic Engineering and Society. (4) F
Introduction to genetic engineering with emphasis on applications (gene therapy, DNA fingerprinting, bioremediation, transgenic animals and plants). 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab. Cross-listed as BIO 343. Credit is allowed for only BIO 343 or MBB 343. Prerequisite: BIO 181 or equivalent.

MBB 350 Applied Genetics. (4) S
Introduction to molecular genetics with emphasis on application of genetics in solving biological questions and engineering organisms in biotechnology. 2 hours lecture, 6 hours lab. Cross-listed as PLB 350. Credit is allowed for only MBB 350 or PLB 350. Prerequisite: BIO 181 or equivalent.

MBB 445 Techniques in Molecular Biology/Genetics. (2) F, S
Molecular genetic principles: plasmid construction, purification, and characterization; PCR; mutageneses; hybridization and sequence analysis; protein quantitation, immunologic detection, and electrophoresis. Cross-listed as MIC 445. Credit is allowed for only MBB 445 or MIC 445. Prerequisites: BIO 340 and MIC 302 or instructor approval.

MBB 446 Techniques in Molecular Biology/Genetics Lab. (2) F, S
Molecular genetic techniques; plasmid construction, purification, and characterization; PCR; mutageneses; hybridization and sequence analysis; protein quantitation; immunologic detection and electrophoresis. Cross-listed as MIC 446. Credit is allowed for only MBB 446 or MIC 446. Pre- or corequisite: MBB 445 or MIC 445.

MBB 484 Internship. (3) N

MBB 490 Capstone: Issues in Biotechnology. (2) F, S
Integration of science and humanities within problem-solving exercises dealing with intellectual property, ethics, regulatory issues, business practices, and commercialization. Prerequisite: MBB major or instructor approval.

MBB 499 Individualized Instruction. (3) N

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