Molecules, Genes and Cells (BIO111)

Cell Biology (w/lab) (BIO208)

Cell Biology & Signaling (no lab) (BIO238) information will be available on Moodle, Guest access allowed

Seminars Bio261/262 or Bio361/362)

Cases in Environmental Health

Forensic Serology
Spr 2012

Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)

From Venoms & Toxins to Drugs

Independent research (Bio371/372)

Group Investigation in Epithelial Cell Biology (Bio351 2010 Syllabus)
...Informational website produced by Fall2010 Students: Epithelial Cells

Intro to Forensic Sciences w/ lab (Bio107)

Intro to Environmental Health w/ lab (ENV233)
Intro to Environmental Health w/ community engagement component (ENV232)


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Bernd Laboratory
*Information about Epithelial Cells
* Research Studying Ozone and Your Lungs

To understand how an organism works we need to understand its basic parts -- cells. As a cell biologist I use techniques ranging from microscopy & biochemistry to molecular biology, and from classical genetic crosses to genomics to attack the enormous question of 'how does a cell work?' While each approach by itself is informative a clear picture of a cellular process will only result by combining the right questions with the best techniques and taking time to listen to the data. My courses reflect this 'multi-front' approach and combine discussions of questions and journal articles, interactive lectures, investigative labs and web assignments.

* I have also been a co-advisor to students developing Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry majors through the Center for Interdicsiplinary Studies.
Check out Ree Lightsey's work using optical tweezers to investigate the tensile strength of Spider Silk






















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