162H--Quantitiatve Systems Biology

Quantitative Systems Biology, applies the theme of modeling and hands-on experimentation to core concepts in evolution, physiology, and ecology. Cutting-edge research in each of these fields relies heavily on quantitative approaches to understand how organisms function, interact with their environments, and change over evolutionary time. This course uses a combination of lectures that integrate applied math and the study of organism-level systems and labs in which students use in silico, in vitro and in vivo models to investigate those systems in detail.. The course will be organized into three modules that flow naturally from one to the next: evolution (the genotype), comparative physiology and functional morphology (the phenotype), and ecology (organismal and environmental interactions). Only open to students in BioTAP residential academic program.

Offered Spring Semesters Only

Biology Core Requirement Area: 
None
Plant requirement: 
No
Lab Requirement: 
No
General Education Requirement: 
No