PMB Courses

Overview

The Department of Plant and Microbial Biology consists of the Division of Plant Biology and the Division of Microbial Biology. Programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels have been designed to offer students maximum flexibility in defining their own areas of interest. In addition to departmental resources that are available in Koshland Hall, the facilities of the College of Natural Resources Biological Imaging Facility and the United States Department of Agriculture Plant Gene Expression Center are available for the programs of the department.

The Division of Plant Biology

The Division of Plant Biology program emphasizes basic research and its application to plants and promotes the design of plant biotechnologies. With an increasing awareness of environmental problems, global changes, and emerging food needs, plants are a focal point for new research initiatives and educational training programs. Understanding the biology of plants, their development, their responses to the environment, and the impact of human activities on the plant biosphere are many of the challenges that will continue to fuel the expansion of plant biology research well into the twenty-first century.

The Division of Microbial Biology

The Division of Microbial Biology was established within the department to provide a focus for microbial biology at UC Berkeley. There is a growing awareness that microbes and microbial activities are essential to maintaining a high quality of life for all eukaryotes. Moreover, understanding the microbial world is necessary if we are to comprehend the global ecosystem, evolutionary history, and diversity of life on earth. The twenty-first century will bring a new understanding of the workings of the global ecosystem and a wealth of new technologies derived from the microbial world. The new microbial biology research programs are designed to meet this challenge.

Undergraduate Programs

Genetics and Plant Biology: BS
Microbial Biology: BS

Graduate Programs

Microbiology: PhD
Plant Biology: PhD

Link: guide.berkeley.edu/courses/plantbi/

PMB Courses & Teaching Contributions Summer 2018

Below are the Plant and Microbial Biology Department courses offered for Summer 2018. This list also includes other teachings contributions outside of the department. Please note that this is not a complete list of all courses. Labs, discussions, seminars, and special courses are not listed. For a full listing of current courses in the PMB department visit classes.berkeley.edu

For a detailed explanation and list of PMB courses and a by-semester schedule visit guide.berkeley.edu/courses/plantbi/

Course

Course Name

Instructor

CCN

C112

General Microbiology

Grosser

14418

C112L

General Microbiology Lab

Alarcon

14421

104L

Discovery-Based Research in Microbiology

Ryan

15259

 

PMB Courses & Teaching Contributions Fall 2018

Below are the Plant and Microbial Biology Department courses offered for Fall 2018, this list also includes other teachings contributions outside of the department. Please note that this is not a complete list of all courses. Labs, discussions, seminars, and special courses are not listed. For a full listing of current courses in the PMB department visit classes.berkeley.edu

For a detailed explanation and list of PMB courses and a by-semester schedule visit guide.berkeley.edu/courses/plantbi/

Department

Course

Course Name

Instructor

CCN

PLANTBI

10

Plant, Agriculture, and Society

Staskawicz/Zilberman

26665

PLANTBI

20

Introduction to the Plant Sciences at Berkeley

Staskawicz

26660

PLANTBI

24: 001

Encounters w/ Plants: First-hand Experiences with the Culture, Lore, & History of Plants

Feldman

26653

PLANTBI

24: 002

The Marvelous Miniature World of Microbes

Komeili

32679

PLANTBI

C96

Studying the Biological Sciences

Matsui

26616

PLANTBI

C109

Evolution and Ecology of Development

Blackman

26729

PLANTBI

C112

General Microbiology

Shulse

26654

PLANTBI

C112L

General Microbiology Laboratory

Traxler

26644

PLANTBI

C116

Microbial Diversity

Coates

26639

PLANTBI

135

Physiology and Biochemistry of Plants

Melis/Terry

26629

PLANTBI

150

Plant Cell Biology

Luan/Quail

26619

PLANTBI

C192

Molecular Approaches to Environmental Problem Solving

Lindow

26609

PLANTBI

199

Supervised Independent Study & Research

Various

Various

PLANTBI

200A

Plant Developmental Genetics

Hake

26663

PLANTBI

200D

Plant Cell Biology

Luan

26635

PLANTBI

200E

Plant Biochemistry

Scheller

26627

PLANTBI

201

Faculty Research Review

Luan

26662

PLANTBI

202

Faculty Research Review

Coates

26659

PLANTBI

205A

Introduction to Research

Komeili

26730

PLANTBI

210

Scientific Reasoning & Logic

Quail

26649

PLANTBI

216

Microbial Diversity Workshop

Coates

26647

PLANTBI

220A

Microbial Genetics

Taga

26617

PLANTBI

220C

Microbial Diversity & Evolution

Brem

26803

PLANTBI

220D

Cell Structure and Function

Komeili

26610

PLANTBI

290

Seminar

Various

Various

PLANTBI

292

Research Review in Plant & Micro Biology

Various

Various

PLANTBI

298

Plant Biology Group Studies  

Coates

26608

PLANTBI

375

Workshop On Teaching

Fischer/Somerville

26607

BIO

1A

General Biology

Freeling/Melis/Welch

20859

MCELLBI

102

Survey of the Principles of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Wildermuth/Bustamante/Calendar

22640

MCELLBI

249Q

Research Review in Genetics and Development: Computational Genomics

Brenner

22603

 

PMB Courses & Teaching Contributions Spring 2019

Below are the Plant and Microbial Biology Department courses offered for Spring 2019. This list also includes other teachings contributions outside of the department. Please note that this is not a complete list of all courses. Labs, discussions, seminars, and special courses are not listed. For a full listing of current courses in the PMB department visit schedule.berkeley.edu

For a detailed explanation and list of PMB courses and a by-semester schedule visit guide.berkeley.edu/courses/plantbi/

Spring 2019 schedule will be posted soon!