GABRIELLE MONTLOUIS ‘18
Biology major prepares student for medical school.
In biology, there are questions to be asked and problems to be solved. Through the biology program at the University of New Haven, you will learn to do both successfully, applying the theoretical knowledge you gain in the classroom in hands-on laboratory activities and engaging in field work right from the start.
You’ll study life in its most basic and its most complex forms as you explore and expand the framework that informs our understanding of the wonders of the natural world.
Our faculty are leaders and innovators in their fields, bringing both deep professional experience and academic rigor to the classroom.
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Because the techniques for working with proteins are basic to the cell and molecular biologist and extend beyond the understanding of basic protein biochemistry, this course provides a theoretical understanding of methods commonly utilized for protein/peptide analysis. In the laboratory students will isolate proteins from various tissues or expression systems and analyze them by one- and two-dimensional polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis.
A survey of invertebrate phyla focusing on taxonomy, evolutionary relationships, structure and function, physiological adaptations, and life modes. Laboratory includes examination of the structure and anatomy of representative taxa from the phyla, experiments and observations on behavior, and responses to varying environmental conditions.
The nature of antigens and antibodies, formation and action of the latter, other immunologically active components of blood and tissues, and various immune reactions. Laboratory emphasizes current antibody methodology.
First in a series of advanced biochemistry courses; examines the relationship between protein structure and function. Topics include properties of proteins and amino acids, protein folding, enzyme kinetics, and enzyme regulation.
The University of New Haven offers a wide variety of in-depth courses that create a transformational educational experience for our students. To view the complete list of courses you'll take while pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Biology, check out the Academic Catalog:
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