Teaching Assistantships

TAships offered Fall 2017

Application Deadline:  June 26, 2017

TA Application

Biol-102 Introduction to Biology of Cells

Biol-103 Introduction to Biology of Organisms (online thru CDS)

Biol-110 Human Genetics and Evolution (online thru CDS)

Biol-201 Diversity of Life I

Biol-205 Mendelian and Molecular Genetics LAB

Biol-205 Mendelian and Molecular Genetics TUTORIAL

Biol-205 Fly Prep for course (July-October)

Biol-205 S. pombe for course

Biol-206 Fly Prep for course (December)

Biol-243 Data Management and Analysis

Biol-302 Population and Evolutionary Ecology

Biol-315 Plants and Human Culture

Biol-321 Animal Behaviour

Biol-330 Cell Biology

Biol-333 Applied Biology

Biol-335 General Limnology

Biol-339 Comparative Animal Physiology

Biol-350 Evolutionary ad Human Affairs

Biol-369 Biology of Sex

Biol-401 Experiments in Animal Physiology 

Biol-421 Conservation Genetics

Biol-422 Conservation Biology Not Offered

Biol-440 Speciation and Macroevolution

Biol-441 Molecular Genetics


Biol-102 Introduction to Biology of Cells (online thru CDS)

Biol-103 Introduction to Biology of Organisms

Biol-111 Ecology and the Environment

Biol-202 Diversity of Life II

Biol-206 Evolutionary and Population Genetics

Biol-303 Community and Ecosystem Ecology

Biol-316 Fisheries Biology

Biol-322 Environmental Physiology of Animals

Biol-331 Analytical Genomics

Biol-334 Comparative Biochemistry

Biol-341 Plant Physiology

Biol-343 Advanced Stats for Biologists

Biol-350 Evolution and Human Affairs (online thru CDS)

Biol-402 Experiments in Plant Physiology

Biol-403 Cell and Molecular Physiology

Biol-430 Molecular Genetics of Development

Biol-439 Natural Selection and Microevolution

Biol-442 Evolutionary Medicine

Biol-445 Neuroethology


Biol-404 Techniques in Molecular Biology






I've spent more time than many will believe [making microscopic observations], but I've done them with joy, and I've taken no notice those who have said why take so much trouble and what good is it?

Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

It's a parts list... If I gave you the parts list for the Boeing 777 and it had 100,000 parts, I don't think you could screw it together and you certainly wouldn't understand why it flew

Eric Lander

What is true for E. coli is also true for the elephant

Jacques Monod

The world becomes full of organisms that have what it takes to become ancestors. That, in a sentence, is Darwinism

Richard Dawkins

Shall we conjecture that one and the same kind of living filaments is and has been the cause of all organic life?

Erasmus Darwin

Nature proceeds little by little from things lifeless to animal life in such a way that it's impossible to determine the line of demarcation


Cells let us walk, talk, think, make love, and realize the bath water is cold

Lorraine Lee Cudmore

In the distant future I see open fields for far more important researches. Psychology will be based on a new foundation, that of the necessary acquirement of each mental power and capacity by gradation. Light will be thrown on the origin of man and his history

Charles Darwin

It is my belief that the basic knowledge that we're providing to the world will have a profound impact on the human condition and the treatments for disease and our view of our place on the biological continuum

J. Craig Venter

Imagine a house coming together spontaneously from all the information contained in the bricks: that is how animal bodies are made

Neil Shubin

A grain in the balance will determine which individual shall live and which shall die - which variety or species shall increase in number, and which shall decrease, or finally become extinct

Charles Darwin

The stuff of life turned out to be not a quivering, glowing, wondrous gel but a contraption of tiny jigs, springs, hinges, rods, sheets, magnets, zippers, and trapdoors, assembled by a data tape whose information is copied, downloaded and scanned

Steven Pinker

We wish to discuss a structure for the salt of deoxyribose nucleic acid. (D.N.A.). This structure has novel features which are of considerable biologic interest

Rosalind Franklin

We are biology. We are reminded of this at the beginning and the end, at birth and at death. In between we do what we can to forget

Mary Roach

The systems approach to biology will be the dominant theme in medicine

Leroy Hood

I've always been interested in animal behavior, and I keep reading about it because it's so surprising all the time - so many things are happening around us that we neglect to look at. Part of the passion I have for biology is based on this wonderment"

Isabella Rossellini

Because all of biology is connected, one can often make a breakthrough with an organism that exaggerates a particular phenomenon, and later explore the generality

Thomas Cech

Nothing in Biology makes sense except in the light of evolution

Theodosius Dobzhansky

Biology is now bigger than physics, as measured by the size of budgets, by the size of the workforce, or by the output of major discoveries; and biology is likely to remain the biggest part of science through the twenty-first century

- Freeman Dyson

Nothing can be more incorrect than the assumption one sometimes meets with, that physics has one method, chemistry another, and biology a third

- Thomas Huxley