2019 - 2020 will be the eighth year of the course: Molecular Biology & Biochemistry. I want to get students that are seriously interested in tudying biotechnology/molecular genetics in college a good foundation before they get to that next level. This course focuses on protein structure and function as well as looking at many aspects of DNA. I will be using the "Gold Standard" of biotechnology texts - DNA Science, 2nd ed. - to help students learn the proper techniques in cultivating bacteria and doing DNA manipulation protocols. I also will be using resources from the Princeton University/HHMI Molecular Biology Outreach Program to get my students involved in current research that is being conducted.

I would be remiss if I did not thank fellow teacher Tony DeMarco, whom I have leaned on heavily in developing this course. Additional thanks goes to the Princeton Molecular Biology Outreach Program as well as the Biotechnology program at Hudson Valley Community College, as they have helped get this course started by lending a large amount of equipment that makes teaching it possible.

2019 - 2020 Course Outline - This is the sequence of events I would like to follow throughout the year.
2019 - 2020 PROPOSED SCHEDULE - (COMING SOON!) This is the weekly schedule of what I would like to get done!
Labs - Have all been updated for the 2019 - 2020 school year!
Lecture Notes - Can also be found in the weekly schedule. Click on any BLUE-SHADED day for the .pdf file.
Video Links - Some of the many helpful videos that explain the concepts/protocols we follow in class.