Biology 1510 Fall 2017

Welcome to Biology 1510 for Fall 2017!

Select course readings from the menus above by Module:

  • Evolution
  • Ecology
  • Molecules and Metabolism
  • Genetics
  • Integrative Human Health

Lecture materials can be downloaded from t-square

Instructions for the group video project will be available later in the term.

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Sample Videos

View these videos for ideas on what makes an engaging video. As you watch, consider the elements that make each video engaging and how you could use those elements to explain evidence-based concepts (which is one of the goals of this project after all!)


Examples of highly rated and high-scoring group project videos from previous semesters of 1510 and 1520.


Fun Science: Light


Vi Hart: Hexaflexagons


Evolution: It’s a Thing – Crash Course Biology #20 (This one is long, but you’ll get the idea after 5 minutes if you are time-limited.)


The Machine is Us/ing Us


Budding yeast research

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Group 10 Social Bet Hedging in Vampire Bats

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Group 10 Social Bet-Hedging in Vampire Bats

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Group 1 – Synthetic Organisms: The Introduction of Unnatural Nucleotides (UBPs) into Simple Organisms

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Group 8: Role of Infectious Prions in Neurodegenerative Diseases


Additional References

Title Slide: Collinge, John. Mammalian prions and their wider relevance in neurodegenerative diseases. Nature 539: 217-226. 10.1038/nature20415.

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Group 9 – Selective Gender Transition in Common Houseflies

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Group 2 – Cannibalism Increases with Rising Temperature

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Group 3 – How prions cause neurodegenerative diseases


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Group 6 – Synthetic Organisms: Functioning Unnatural Base Pairs

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Social Bet-Hedging in Bats Group 5

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Group 4 – Identifying the male sex determinant in houseflies

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