Foundations of Health Science

Faculty Member Information:



Benjamin Simon, Ph.D. (Fall, Winter, and Spring)
Office Location: Lab 1, 3003
Phone Number: 360-867-6912
Office Hours: tba

Rebecca Sunderman, Ph.D. (Fall and Winter)
Office Location: Lab 1, 1026
Phone Number: 360-867-6121
Office Hours: tba


POSTED 04-15-08: We have one field trip scheduled for spring quarter.  On Tuesday May 20th we will travel to Tacoma to visit a clinical microbiology lab. WE NEED STUDENTS TO DRIVE VANS FOR THIS TRIP. TO DRIVE A STATE VEHICLE YOU MUST TAKE A SHORT TRAINING AND PASS A COMPUTERIZED EXAM.  TRAINING TIMES CAN BE FOUND BY CALLING THE MOTOR POOL AT 867-6354.

Additional Resources or References:

Anatomy Physiology Links
A Practical Guide to Clinical Medicine: The Neurological Exam
Medical Training Resources A&P Link Farm
Neuroanatomy Tutorial
Sheep Brain External Anatomy
The Whole Brain Atlas
Anatomy Atlases
CNS Pathology Photos (Warning: some images are pretty graphic)

Pig Dissection Links
Gregory Bio 102
Davidson Bio 112
Virtual Pig

The PCR Song Link
There was a time when to amplify DNA,
You had to grow tons and tons of tiny cells.

Then along came a guy named Dr. Kary Mullis,
Said you can amplify in vitro just as well.

Just mix your template with a buffer and some primers,
Nucleotides and polymerases, too.

Denaturing, annealing, and extending.
Well it's amazing what heating and cooling and heating will do.

PCR, when you need to detect mutations.
PCR, when you need to recombine.
PCR, when you need to find out who the daddy is.
PCR, when you need to solve a crime.
(repeat chorus)

Mutagenicity and Foods:
from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Genetic Drift :
Website from University of Arizona

Videos Shown in class:
Computer animations of DNA replication

A Molecular Happening (Protein Synthesis Dance Representation)
A ferris wheel visual for Krebs cycle

Excellent genetics and DNA tutorials and animations!!!!
(site 1)(site 2)(site 3)(site 4)

Other Resources (thanks to Joseph Griswold, City College of New York).
Practice – Transcribe and Translate a gene
More Transcription and Translation
How does a gene make a protein?
Transcription and Translation (excellent explanations and vocabulary info)
DNA Structure, Replication, Transcription, and Protein Synthesis
Shockwave animations of Transcription and Translation
Transcription and Translation with a Self Quiz
General DNA index information
more DNA information


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