Most recent announcements will be at the top of this list.
- We are aware of the current issue with Loncapa which is making it hard to log in. It is expected to get fixed by 5pm today. We will be postponing the closing of the translation prelecture to Wednesday at 11am.
Since Lecture 26 (recombinant DNA) has been cancelled and the accompanying material (Chapter 41) will not included on the Final exam, you do not have to complete prelecture 26 (Cloning, Southern Blotting; DNA Sequencing, PCR ). I have entered 4 pts for everyone in the Gradebook for that prelecture.
Review sessions for the final exam will be held on Monday Dec 8th from 12:00-12:50 pm in 217 Noyes and on Tuesday Dec. 9th from 4:00-4:50 pm in 1092 LH.
Please submit your questions or topics you would like to be reviewed ahead of time.
- Lecture 24 ( RNA processing ) originally scheduled for Dec 2nd, will be held tomorrow Dec 4th.
- Lecture 25 (Protein translation) originally scheduled for Dec 4th, will be held on Tuesday Dec 9th.
- Lecture 26 (recombinant DNA) has been cancelled. This material will not be covered on the final exam.
- You can access the DNA replication video played in class today from this link: Replication video.
- Exam 3 scores have been uploaded into the gradebook.
- Fatty acid lecture corrected slides (ppt / pdf): This link contains the corrected version of slides 44 and 45 from the fatty acid lecture as well as a new slide not included in the orginal lecture slides.
- Dr. Levesque's slides to accompany Exam 3 review can be downloaded here: LL_review_Exam3.ppt/LL_review_Exam3.pdf
- Dr. Levesque will have a review session for Exam 3 from 11 am to 12:20 pm tomorrow in 114 Smith Hall. This review will be informal. Dr. Levesque will go over questions regarding the lecture material, book material, and LonCapa questions submitted to her by e-mail ahead of time. Please submit your quetions by 5pm today.
- Exam 3 will be held tomorrow from 7-9 pm. The exam will take place in 100 Noyes (A-L) and 141 Wohlers (M-Z).
LonCapa questions issues: This link contains questions that were initially graded incorrectly in LonCapa. The corrections to the grades were made in LonCapa last Friday. However, be aware that the original erroneous “correct” answers will still appear in LonCapa and if you selected those erroneous answers, you do not get credits.
- Exam 2 scores have been uploaded into the gradebook.
- Dr. Orlean's review slides to accompany Exam 2 review can be downloaded here: ppt/pdf
Dr. Levesque will be giving the Metabolism lecture (#14) this Thursday.
LonCapa questions issues: This link contains questions that were initially graded incorrectly in LonCapa. Anyone who had these questions and put in the right answer (but were graded as being wrong) were given full credit in LonCapa irrespective of whether or not they had submitted a regrade request. However, be aware that the original erroneous “correct” answers will still appear in LonCapa.
- Dr. Levesque's slides to accompany Exam 1 review can be downloaded here: LL_review_Exam1.ppt/LL_review_Exam1.pdf
- Dr. Orlean's review slides to accompany Exam 1 review can be downloaded here: ppt/pdf
- A detailed explanation for questions 1 and 2 of homework 3 can be downloaded here: Hmw3_key.pdf
- Answers to the versions of questions 1 and 2 of homework 2 for which the correct answer was not available in LonCapa can be downloaded here: Hmw2_key.pdf
-We are getting a number of requests for office hours outside the weekly thirteen slots already scheduled. We cannot offer some of you extra office hours unless we are prepared to so for all of the students in the class. Since there are 335 of you currently registered, it is impossible to accommodate everyone. We will only do so under exceptional cases.
-To request extra office hours, you need to submit your weekly schedule and show that you have a conflict with all of the thirteen scheduled office hours.
-You also have two alternate options to get help. You can submit specific questions to the firstname.lastname@example.org through which you should expect an answer within 24 hours or ask questions to your peers through the LonCapa post.
- The publisher of our textbook, W.H. Freeman, has a number of educational videos, quizzes, and weblinks available for free using the following link:
The following links can help you learn the amino acid structures along with their 3-letter and 1-letter code.
Amino Acid ID Quizes: (https://www.bio.cmu.edu/courses/BiochemMols/aaIDCQz/aaQCMain.htm)