Biology

Bilology

Welcome to the Biology page!

The Science Department offers courses for transfer students in biology, biotechnology, prerequisite courses for pre-nursing/health occupations students, ecology and general education courses in life sciences. We have modern, well-equipped labs with the latest instrumentation  including:

  • Nikon Microscopes including Inverted Microscopes with Digital Cameras
  • Nikon Fluorescent Microscopes
  • Thermal Cyclers (PCR) and Real-time PCR (qPCR)
  • Illumina Miniseq Next Generation Sequencer (NGR)
  • Absorption Spectrophotometers including  Nanodrop  Spectrophotometers
  • Gel Imaging and Documentation Systems
  • High performance Centrifuges
  • Incubators and incubator shaker
  • Flow Cytometer

Classes Offered

  1. BIOL 1A – General Biology
  2. BIOL 1B – General Biology
  3. BIOL 10 – Introduction to Biology
  4. BIOL 13 – Principles of Ecology
  5. BIOL 13L – Principles of Ecology and Sustainable Systems Lab
  6. BIOL 25 – Human Biology
  7. BIOL 32 – Scientific Literature and Writing
  8. BIOL 33 – Immunology
  9. BIOL 34 –  Genetics
  10. BIOL 34L –  Genetics Laboratory
  11. BIOL50A – Introductory Biotechnology with Laboratory
  12. BIOL50B – Protein Chemistry and Fermentation
  13. BIOL50C – Stem Cell Biology and Advanced Molecular Techniques
  14. BIOL 50D – Cell and Tissue Culture

Faculty

  1. Barbara DesRochers, Ph.D.
  2. Pieter de Haan, Ph.D.
  3. Scott Blitch, MS
  4. Lili Banihashemi, MS
  5. Linda McPheron, Ph.D.
  6. Douglas Schmidt, Ph.D.
  7. Randy Yang, Ph.D.
  8. Janelle Barbier, MS
  9. Julia Chang, Ph.D.
  10. Jamie Acosta, Ph.D.
  11. Erica Yeh, Ph.D.

Useful Links

  1. Kahn Acadeny – Biology
  2. The University of Arizona – the Biology Project
  3. Biology News – ScienceDaily