MCB 4211; B
Michael Lynes, Ph.D.
phone: 486-4350; email:
Office: Biological Sciences/Physics (BSP) room 308
No scheduled hours
. I am in my office by about 8AM, and usually stay until about 6.
Drop by my office, phone, or email to make an appointment.
Tuesday, Thursday BSP 131 (2-3:15 pm)
: Doug Donaldson;
, phone: 486-3648 Office: BSP
Recommended approach to studying this material:
skim assigned chapter before class
, look at figures in chapter
take notes in class
; copy notes over that night after class to ensure you understand what you wrote.
If you have trouble taking good notes, consider bringing a tape recorder to supplement your notes.
3. following class,
read assigned chapter for comprehension
(don’t fall behind!)
4. be certain to
read primary literature assignments
before the assigned date!
We discuss these papers
in class, and the material is fair game for the examinations.
1. please turn off your cell phone
bring cell phones, blackberry devices, or pagers
to the examinations (you may leave your bookbags with these inactivated items in the front of the
classroom during the exam if necessary).
2. randomized exam seating will be assigned at the beginning of each examination.
Examinations will focus on material presented in class, and from the supplemental assigned readings.
The final grade will be based on two hour-long exams (30% each), and the final examination grade
Exam coverage is listed in the class schedule below.
Statement on Academic Integrity
“A fundamental tenet of all educational institutions is academic honesty; academic work depends upon
respect for and acknowledgement of the research and ideas of others. Misrepresenting someone else's
work as ones own is a serious offense in any academic setting and it will not be condoned.
misconduct includes, but is not limited to, providing or receiving assistance in a manner not authorized
by the instructor in the creation of work to be submitted for academic evaluation (e.g. papers, projects,
and examinations); any attempt to influence improperly (e.g. bribery, threats) any member of the
faculty, staff, or administration of the University in any matter pertaining to academics or research;
presenting, as one's own, the ideas or words of another for academic evaluation; doing unauthorized
academic work for which another person will receive credit or be evaluated; and presenting the same or
substantially the same papers or projects in two or more courses without the explicit permission of the
A student who knowingly assists another student in committing an act of