PI: Associate Professor Sally G
Thursdays, 3:30pm - 5:30pm
OFFICE HOURS ARE BY ZOOM
E-MAIL ADVISOR FOR ZOOM INSTRUCTIONS.
Office Hours are first come, first served - drop in. On Zoom, you will first be in a "waiting room" and individuals will meet with advisor one at a time. Please be patient.
Please see this web page for useful Biology Advising information: Undergraduate Advising information for Biology Majors
Recent publications return to top of pageGould, K.L., Burns, C.G., Feoktistova, A., Hu, C.P., Pasion, S.G., and Forsburg, S.L. (1998) Fission yeast cdc24(+) encodes a novel replication factor required for chromosome integrity. Genetics 149:1221-1233.
Sherman, D. A., Pasion, S. G., and Forsburg, S. L. (1998). Multiple domains of fission yeast Cdc19p (MCM2) are required for association with the core MCM complex. Mol. Biol. Cell 9:1833-1845.
Pasion , S. G. and Forsburg, S.L. (1999). Nuclear localization of fission yeast Mcm2/Cdc19p requires MCM complex formation. Mol. Biol. Cell 10: 4043-4057.
Pasion, S.G., Gómez, E.B., and Forsburg, S.L. (2000) Dynamic chromosomes. Genome Biology 1:4020.1-4020.3.
Pasion, S.G. and Forsburg, S.L. (2001). Deconstructing a conserved protein family: the role of MCM proteins in eukaryotic DNA replication. In: Genetic Engineering, Principles and Methods, vol. 23. J. K. Setlow, ed. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Press, Genet Eng (N Y). 2001;23:129-155.
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Biol 310 Biology for Today's World - [Mon and Wed, 2 - 3:40pm, online via Zoom]
Each student is enrolled in BOTH Biol 310-01 Lecture 2-3:40pm and Biol 355-02 ACTIVITY 2-3:40pm.
Attendance is expected in BOTH classes every week. This course is designed for non-majors students. Biology students should not enroll in Biol 310 (Biology students will complete their UD-B requirement by completion of Biol 355 Genetics). Completion of this course with a C- or better will meet the UD-B graduation requirement, if a student has upper division standing, and the SF State Studies Environmental Sustainability requirement. Students who have completed Biol 230 should not take Biol 310
Course prerequisite: completion of one college level biology course for credit This upper division biology course is intended for non-major students interested in deepening their knowledge of scientific inquiry and biological systems. An overarching goal of the course is for students to gain insight into the nature of scientific inquiry, the process by which knowledge in biology is acquired, and of the strengths and limitations of the process and the evidence obtained. To this end, students will evaluate experiments and data that support our current understanding of biological systems and how they function, will gain skills in working with peers as they contribute to planning and accomplishing collaborative investigations and oral presentations, and will also have the opportunity to improve their communication skills through collaboration with peers, numerous writing assignments, and scientific poster presentations. All students who wish to enroll in Biol 310 (whether you are currently registered or wish to add the class) must attend the first day of class (MONDAY, January 25, 2021).
BIOL 357-01 Molecular Genetics [Mon, Wed, & Fri, 12:00 pm- 12:50 pm, online via Zoom]
Biology 357 is a course intended for biology majors. The course will cover current ideas in molecular biology including the transfer and expression of genetic information, the interaction and hybridization of genes, molecular mutagens, and molecular evolution. Related "ethical questions" will also be discussed as they arise. In this course, we will focus on the transmission and expression of genetic information. Although the course predominantly emphasizes eukaryotic molecular genetics, we will also familiarize ourselves with prokaryotic molecular genetics. We will consider the structure and function of the genetic material at the molecular level, replication and repair of the genetic material, and the regulation and expression of genetic information. The prerequisite for Biol 357 is completion of Biol 355 (or equivalent majors genetics course) with a grade of C- or better. The prerequisite will be enforced. Cell & Molecular Biology B.S. students have priority enrollment. Successful registration (touch-tone) in Biol 357 is not a guarantee of enrollment--successful completion of the prerequisite must be confirmed.
All students who wish to enroll in Biol 357 (whether you are currently registered or wish to add the class) must attend the first day of class (Monday, Jan 25, 2021). To expedite enrollment, each student must bring his/her unofficial SF State transcript or SF State DARS or transcripts from the non-SF State campus, demonstratingsuccessful completion of the prerequisite course (unless you completed Biol 355 Genetics at SF State). These forms will be turned in to the instructor during the first week of classes. RECOMMENDED: Molecular Genetics Textbook (available at SF State Bookstore AND at the SF State Library) Title: Molecular Biology: Principles and Practice Authors: Michael M. Cox; Jennifer Doudna; Michael O'Donnell Edition: 2nd Edition, 2015 (Publisher, WH Freeman).
Links return to top of pageDepartment of Biology home page
Biology Advising Web page
General Biology, Minor in Biology, and Single Subject Credential Advising
Policy on requesting Letters of Recommendation
SFSU Library Online Journals (Cell, Molecular, and Microbiology-related)
Meetings List (targeted for Pasion lab members)
SFSU Colloquium (Biology 871)
Forsburg lab pombe pages
Sanger center pombe genome project
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