Syllabus for First Half of Biology/MB&B 182—Spring 2014

Physiology and Development

 

Date

Lecture

Chapter (topics)

Jan. 24

1. Homeostasis and temperature

40 (thermostats, Q10, heat balance, “hot” fish, torpor)

Jan. 27

2. Hormones

41 (chemical nature, receptors, insect molting, irisin)

Jan. 29

3. Thyroid

41 (pituitary, thyroid, feedback loops, immunoassay)

Jan. 31

4. Cellular neurophysiology

45 (neurons, membrane potential, action potential)

Feb. 3

5. Synapses and Sensory

45, 46 (synapse, simple circuits, chemical sensory receptors)

Feb. 5

6. Sensory and Processing

46, 47 (mechanical and light sense, retinal receptive fields)

Feb. 7

7. Central nervous system

47 (cortical receptive fields, higher processing)

Feb. 10

8. Animal Behavior

53 (ethology, identification of behavioral genes, critical periods)

Feb. 12

7PM EXAM 1

Lectures 1 to 8

Feb. 12

9. Immunology

42 (innate immunity, adaptive immunity)

Feb. 14

10. Immunology

42 (humoral response, cellular response)

Feb. 17

11. Gas Exchange

49 (Fick’s law, adaptations, hemoglobin, myoglobin)

Feb. 19

12. Circulatory Systems

50 (comparative circulatory and heart anatomy)

Feb. 21

13. Mammalian heart

50 (heartbeat, valves, pacemaker, blood vessels)

Feb. 24

14. Salt, water, nitrogen

52 (salt and excretory systems, compartiave

Feb. 26

15. Kidney and urine

52 (nephron, loop of Henle, regulation of resorption)

Feb. 28

16. Fertilization & gastrulation

44 (activation, cell fate, generating multiple cell layers)

Mar. 3

17. Pattern formation

44 (organizer, segmentation, hox genes)

Mar. 5

7PM EXAM 2

Lectures 9 to 17

Mar. 5

18. Evo-Devo

20 (conservation of genes, diversity of form, constraints)

Mar. 8

19. Behavior and Evolution

53 (ultimate/proximate, cost/benefit, social behavior)