Mark BernardsWestern Science

Teaching

Undergraduate:

Biology 3660B Advanced Plant Physiology

This course explores primary and secondary metabiolism in plants. Topics include enzyme function and regulation, pathway organization and regulation, bioenergetics in metabolism, photosynthesis, carbon and nitrogen assimilation, secondary metabolism and the role of phytochemicals in the interaction between plants and their environment. Biology 3660B is a companion course to Biology 3603A Ecophysiology of Plants.

Graduate:

Biology 9660B Topics in Biological Methods: Analysis of Small Molecules

Topics include theory and applications of tools and instruments used to quantitatively measure small molecules, such as spectroscopy (UV, visible light, fluorescence), chromatography, mass spectrometry and, as time permits, other techniques applied to the analysis of small molecules. Students are marked on written assignments, including a small lab project.