Lehigh University Biological Sciences
Biological Sciences, Lehigh University

Class Schedule - Fall 2017

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August 28, 2017
Course goals and expectations
Vassie Ware, Ph.D.
Biological Sciences

August 30, 2017
Design Thinking
Chris Kauzman
Baker Institute for Entrepreneurship, Creativity and Innovation

September 1, 2017
Ethical considerations in the biosciences
Selected faculty panel
FOCUS: Bioethics

September 4, 2017
Labor Day
No class
September 6, 2017
Introduction to Cell Biology & Mechanisms of Gene Expression
Vassie Ware, Ph.D.
Biological Sciences
FOCUS: Cell & Molecular Biology

September 8, 2017
Cell biology of cancer
Robert Skibbens, Ph.D.
Biological Sciences
FOCUS: Cancer

September 11, 2017
Hallmarks of cancer
Michael Kuchka, Ph.D.
Biological Sciences
FOCUS: Cancer

September 13, 2017
Oncogenes and cancer
Linda Lowe-Krentz, Ph.D.
Biological Sciences
FOCUS: Cancer

September 15, 2017
Frontiers in Cancer Therapy
John Glod, M.D., Ph.D.
National Institutes of Health/National Cancer Institute
FOCUS: Cancer

September 18, 2017
Molecular-based Cancer Therapeutics
Elizabeth Bloch
Chemistry
FOCUS: Cancer

September 20, 2017
Cancer-related Case Studies
Selected faculty panel
FOCUS: Cancer

September 22, 2017
Neurons, Synapses and Signaling
R. Michael Burger, Ph.D.
Biological Sciences
FOCUS: Neuroscience

September 25, 2017
Advances in Neurological Medicine
R. Michael Burger, PhD
Biological Sciences
FOCUS: Neuroscience

September 27, 2017
EXAM #1

September 29, 2017
Nervous system development
Michael Layden, Ph.D.
Biological Sciences
FOCUS: Developmental Neurobiology

October 2, 2017
The ever-changing brain
Julie Haas, Ph.D.
Biological Sciences
FOCUS: Neuroscience

October 4, 2017
Genes and the Brain
Julie Miwa, Ph.D.
Biological Sciences
FOCUS: Neuroscience
October 6, 2017
Drugs and Behavior
Ryan Wynne, Ph.D.
Biological Sciences
St. Thomas Aquinas College
FOCUS: Neuroscience
October 9, 2017
Biomechanics & neuronal cell biology
Sabrina Jedlicka, Ph.D.
Materials Science & Engineering
FOCUS: Neuroengineering

October 11, 2017
Neurodegenerative diseases
Daniel Babcock, Ph.D.
Biological Sciences
FOCUS: Neuroscience
October 13, 2017
Sex differentiation and the brain
Jennifer Swann, Ph.D.
Biological Sciences
FOCUS: Neuroscience
October 16, 2017
Pacing Break
No class
October 18, 2017
Drug Development
Ned Heindel, Ph.D.
Chemistry
FOCUS: Technological advances in neuroscience
October 20, 2017
Neurotoxicity
Katie Hoffman, Ph.D.
Biological Sciences
FOCUS: Neuroscience
October 23, 2017
EXAM #2
October 25, 2017
Cardiovascular Disease
Sara Lynn Farwell
Biological Sciences
FOCUS: Physiology

October 27, 2017
Vascular Disease
Jordan Garrison, M.D.
North Jersey Laparoscopic Assoc.
FOCUS: Physiology

October 30, 2017
Lung physiology
Jamie Havrilak, Ph.D.
Biological Sciences
FOCUS: Physiology

November 1, 2017
Orthopaedic Implant Design from Concept to Commercialization
Hannah Dailey, Ph.D.
Mechanical Engineering & Mechanics
FOCUS: Engineered Biosystems: Medical Devices
November 3, 2017
Frontiers in Biomaterials
Lesley Chow, Ph.D.
Materials Science & Engineering
FOCUS: Engineered Biosystems: biomaterials and regenerative medicine
November 6, 2017
Model organisms in biological research
Michael Layden, Ph.D.
Biological Sciences
FOCUS: Basic and applied research models
November 8, 2017
Bone Physiology: Development and Regeneration
Shashwati Bhattacharya
Biological Sciences
FOCUS: Physiology

November 10, 2017
Inflammation and the Immune Response
Joshua Slee, Ph.D.
Biology, DeSales Univ.
FOCUS: Physiology

November 13, 2017
Epigenetics in Health and Disease
Santiago Herrera, Ph.D.
Biological Sciences
FOCUS: Genomics and Medicine
November 15, 2017
CRISPR and Genome Editing
Michael Kuchka, Ph.D.
Biological Sciences
FOCUS: Genomics and Medicine
November 17, 2017
Bioinformatics: Genes and Genomes
Daniel Lopresti, Ph.D.
Computer Science and Engineering
FOCUS: Computational approaches
November 20, 2017
EXAM #3
November 22-24 2017
Thanksgiving Holiday
No class
November 27, 2017
Bacteria: Friend or Foe
Marcos Pires, Ph.D.
Chemistry
FOCUS: Microbiology/Infectious Disease
November 29, 2017
Viral Pathogens
Robert Buckheit, Ph.D.
Imquest Biosciences
FOCUS: Infectious Disease
December 1, 2017
The Microbiome
Krystle McLaughlin, Ph.D.
Chemistry, Vassar College
FOCUS: Microbiology

December 4, 2017
Emerging Diseases
Amber Rice, Ph.D.
Biological Sciences
FOCUS: Infectious Disease
December 6, 2017
Antibiotics and Alternative Biocontrol Strategies

Vassie Ware, Ph.D.
Biological Sciences
December 8, 2017
Biology of AIDS

Peter Shank, Ph.D.
Brown Univ., Mol. Microbiology and Immunology
FOCUS: Infectious Disease

Please note:  This schedule is tentative and subject to change. Please check regularly for updates.


BioS 10
Bioscience in the 21st Century
Vassie Ware, Ph.D.
Instructor

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