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Welcome to BioReg Winter 2017!

Course Description

The aim of this course is to help students shift from the notion of science as a series of "facts" in a textbook to science as a series of imperfect experiments whose results compete to provide most likely interpretations that are integrated into fallible and mutable models. This is accomplished by working through fundamental regulatory principles underlying processes within the central dogma: replication, transcription, RNA processing, translation. The course consists of lectures, in depth discussion of key papers and problem solving workshops. Students defend a research proposal for their final exam.

Class Lectures

All lectures will be held from 10:40 am-12:10 pm on Mondays and Thursdays in BH 212. When Monday is a holiday lectures will be on Tuesday. 


Office Hours

The TAs will be available for office hours on Wednesday at 4:30 pm with food provided in Genentech S201. These are not mandatory. They provide you with the option ask any questions you have about the lecture material. Let the TAs know if you have any food allergeies/restrictions by email.

Discussion Sections

Discussion sections are a required part of the course.  Three sections are assigned on Wednesdays from 10:30-noon in January. Please note the change of schedule in February/March:


Section 1: Wednesday  2:15 pm-3:45 pm GH S204 (Johnson)

Section 2: Wednesday 10:30 am-noon GH S204 (Johnson)

Section 3: Wednesday 10:30 am-noon GH S202 (Fung and Weinberg)

February & March:

Section 1: Wednesday 9:00 am-10:30 am GH S204 (Johnson/Madhani)

Section 2: Wednesday 10:30 am-noon GH S204 (Johnson/Panning/Schwer)

Section 3: Wednesday 10:30 am-noon GH S202 (Fung and Weinberg)

Section 1:

Christopher Waters

Irene Lui

Carlos Nowotny

Kristine Trotta

Senén Mendoza

Hannah Toutkoushian

Matvei Khoroshkin

Section 2:

Abby Hochman

Taylor Skokan

Christopher McGinnis

Bushra Bibi

Shohini Sen

Veronica Escalante

Section 3:

Antonio Cuevas Navarro

Muryam Gourdet

Paige Haas

Adam Longhurst

Nia Teerikorpi 


Week of 3/13 - 3/17 Practice Exams

3/20-3/21 - BioReg Exams!