2011-12 Pomona College Catalog 
    
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Molecular Biology


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Assistant Professor Maria Cristina Negritto, coordinator
Steering Committee: E.J. Crane, Daniel Martínez2, Len Seligman

Professors Hoopes1, Martinez2, O’Leary, Selassie3, Seligman, Telzer
Associate Professors Cavalcanti, Cheney, Crane, Johal, Parfitt
Assistant Professor Sazinsky1
Assistant Professor and Director Negritto

Molecular biology is the study of biological macromolecules and the means by which they mediate the chemical processes of cells, regulate gene expression and define cell structure and function. This interdisciplinary major is supported by the departments of biology and chemistry and has been supported by grants from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

Program faculty believe that the best way for students to learn molecular biology is to engage in investigative research. Students in the program have many opportunities to do so, from course laboratories to a required full-year experimental thesis project. It is also strongly recommended that molecular biology majors spend at least one summer working in a laboratory and program faculty try to provide a summer opportunity for all majors. The senior thesis work is presented as a written thesis and a final oral presentation in a molecular biology symposium. In many cases, original research undertaken by our students has lead to publications in scientific journals. A minor in molecular biology is not offered.

1On leave Fall 2011 2On leave Spring 2012 3On leave 2011-12
     

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