Intro Bio Topics

This page archives all of my posts related to introductory biology concepts, that may be of interest to either instructors or students of introductory biology courses. The topics are listed in roughly the order that we teach them in Biol 1510, Intro Biological Principles, here at Georgia Tech.

Great oxygenation event – August 20, 2010

What might geology be telling us about the fossil record? – September 2012

Molecules, cells metabolism: teaching what we preach – April 24, 2009

A chemical context for introductory biology – October 6, 2011

Did Life Begin with “RNA on Steroids”? – June 1, 2012

Arsenic life, a case study for introductory biology – October 13, 2011

Biomolecules – October 1, 2010; added link to lecture video Oct 2011

Origins of eukaryotic cells – membrane lipids – October 12, 2010

Membrane permeability – a teaching tidbit from SERSI12 – May 21, 2012

Protein structure and function – October 13, 2011

Cystic fibrosis, a case study for membranes and transport – October 13, 2011

Evolutionary perspective on energy metabolism – March 4, 2010

Microbial fuel cells – January 8, 2012

What do human infants and philodendrons have in common? – February 26, 2012

Gogarten: Role of Chlamydia in evolution of chloroplasts? – April 12, 2009

What is Rubisco doing in the deep, dark ocean? – November 1, 2011

Cell division – mitosis and meiosis – November 5, 2011

Lac Operetta – can Monty Python and Richard Wagner help students grasp gene regulation? – May 11, 2012

DNA sequencing and personal genomics case study – June 10, 2011

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