Archive for November, 2011

Spring Classes Bring New Opportunities for BIMS Students

by gwilson on Nov.08, 2011, under Uncategorized

springclass3430Time is fast approaching when McMurry students meet with advisors and choose courses for the spring semester.  The registration portal opens November 14th, and there will be some interesting (and not so obvious) options available for BIMS students!

  • BIOL 4492 Entomology.  Our star professor, Dr. Tierney Brosius, is teaching her specialty – Entomology – in a course that is open to any student with 6 hours of science.  A third of the course will be basic entomology, a third will be medical entomology (diseases transmitted by arthropods), and a third will be forensic entomology.  She has worked with law enforcement in Nebraska in the field of forensic entomology and is participating in a national study to better understand blowfly attractants and development.  Your lab could be participating in this research!
  • BIOL 3399 Animal Science.  Local veterinarian Dr. Lynn Lawhon is teaching this course, a pre-requisite for acceptance into vet schools and a valuable course for anyone who will work with wildlife or in zoos.  Pre-requisites to take this class are 6 hours of science courses.  Remember that agri-biotech is a fast growing field!
  • BIMS 4492 Immunology.  Our resident immunologist, Sheena Banks, is teaching her specialty.  Expect the course to be filled with molecular biology associated with the immune system and immune response.  Pre-requisite is BIOL 3410 Microbiology.  This course would be hugely important for anyone going into molecular biology, forensic science, or a medical field.
  • BIMS 4250 Advanced Bioscience Laboratory. This course has a pre-requisite of BIMS 4320 Molecular Cell Biology and BIMS 4120 Molecular Cell Biology Lab.  Sheena Banks will expand your skill-set by putting students into a research project that will feature tissue culture, rt-PCR, DNA sequencing, and more.  Great experience for future biotech workers, students headed toward graduate school or the health professions, and those with an eye toward forensic science careers.
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