Teaching Experience at FSU


 Introduction to Biology (BSC 2010)

Typical Format: 3 hours lecture/week; 4 exams and final

Lecture topics: Chemical constituents of life, biomolecules, cell structure and function, bioenergetics, kinetics, enzyme catalysis, cellular respiration and metabolism, photosynthesis, nutrients and tropism, DNA structure and replication, protein synthesis, regulation of gene expression, genetic engineering, cancer, gas exchange, transport and translocation mechanisms, circulation, hormones, excitable cells, nerve cell function, and muscle cell function.

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Molecular Biology (PCB 4024)

Typical Format: 3 hours lecture/week; 3-part project; bi-weekly quizzes; final

Course description: Molecular Biology is an upper division elective that covers the details of nuclear activity: transcription, replication, recombination, and transposition. The class uses Weaver’s Molecular Biology textbook,  a modern, literature-based approach to these topics. The centerpiece of the course is a three part project that allows students to focus on a single DNA-binding protein, studying its function in depth through reading the primary literature.


Interested in Active Learning?  Look here  for examples of how I incorporate research in the Stroupe laboratory into Introduction to Biology.