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Susan DeSimone

Associate Laboratory Professor in Biology

 work(802) 443-3405
 Fall 2021: Mon and Wed 11-12, Tues. & Thurs. 10-11. If these times do not work with your schedule, just email me and we can find a time that works for both of us.
 McCardell Bicen Hall 433

I think that cells are one of the most beautiful and diverse structures to study. I strive to help all my students appreciate that beauty and also understand the complex molecular workings of cells through study in the laboratory. Furthermore, I develop curricula and pedagogical practises that teach how to think like a scientist. I am committed to providing access and understanding to all students regardless of their high school preparation.  In addition to my work in Biology, I am a Posse Mentor for LA Posse 5 (and a former mentor for NYC Posse 15). 



Course List: 

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BIOL 0145 - Cell Biology and Genetics      

Cell Biology and Genetics
In this introduction to modern cellular, genetic, and molecular biology we will explore life science concepts with an emphasis on their integral nature and evolutionary relationships. Topics covered will include cell membrane structure and function, metabolism, cell motility and division, genome structure and replication, the regulation of gene expression and protein production, genotype to phenotype relationship, and basic principles of inheritance. Major concepts will be illustrated using a broad range of examples from plants, animals, and microorganisms. Current topics in biology will be integrated into the course as they arise. (For students matriculating in Fall 2019 or later: CHEM 0103 or equivalent) 3 hrs. lect./3 hrs. lab DED SCI

Spring 2018, Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Fall 2019, Spring 2020, Fall 2020, Spring 2021, Fall 2021, Spring 2022

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Program in Molecular Biology & Biochemistry

McCardell Bicentennial Hall
276 Bicentennial Way
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT 05753