Cell 311: Molecular Biology

Professor David A. Mullin

Office 2000 Stern hall


  1. What is Molecular Biology?
  2. Monomers: amino acids and nucleotides
  3. Molecular forces
  4. Structure, function and analysis of proteins
  5. Structure and analysis of nucleic acids
  6. Gene cloning, libraries, genomics
  7. Molecular biology methods
  8. RNA structure function and analysis
  9. Bacterial RNA polymerase
  10. Bacterial Operons and regulons
  11. DNA-protein interactions in bacteria
  12. Bacterial chromosomes and DNA replication
  13. Eukaryotic RNA polymerases and promoters
  14. General transcription factors of eukaryotes
  15. Eukaryotic transcription activators and repressors
  16. Capping and polyadenylation of RNA
  17. RNA splicing, RNA editing
  18. Eukaryotic chromosomes

HOMEWORK: Homework is assigned periodically, and is due the following class. Homework answers are internet-accessible for two weeks after it is assigned.

2000 Percival Stern Hall, 6400 Freret Street, New Orleans, LA 70118, 504-865-5546