Kerri M. Carlson portrait

Kerri M. Carlson

Limited Term Faculty
Degree
Ph.D. Duke University
Office
OWS 255C
Phone
(651) 962-5222
Fax
651-962-5201
Mail
OWS 352
University of St. Thomas
2115 Summit Ave.
Saint Paul MN 55105

Professional Interests

I am a human geneticist that is interested in using the zebrafish (a small, freshwater fish) as a model organism to study the genetics of development and disease.   Specifically, my  research has focused on the genetics of brain and eye development.  In addition, I am also interested in developing the zebrafish as a tool to use in the K-12 science classroom.

Summer 2014 Courses

Summer 2014 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location

Fall 2014 Courses

Fall 2014 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
BIOL 207 - 55 Genetics Ecology Evolution/Lab - T - - - 1800 - 2100 OWS 264
CRN: 41467 0 Credit Hours A consideration of the mechanisms of heredity, evolution, population genetics, and population ecology emphasizing hypothesis testing, case studies, and quantitative and experimental approaches to population biology. Topics include: Mendelian genetics, genetic mapping, population genetics, selection theory and the process of adaptation, speciation, macroevolution and phylogenetics, and the growth and regulation of populations. Laboratory work emphasizes techniques for data analysis, including computer simulation and modeling. Three laboratory hours per week. This course fulfills the core-area in natural science in the Natural Science and Mathematical and Quantitative Reasoning requirements in the core curriculum. Prerequisites: Co-enrollment in or previous credit for CHEM 111 or CHEM 115
BIOL 208 - 01 Biological Comm & Energetics - T - R - 0955 - 1135 OSS LL18
CRN: 41742 4 Credit Hours The purpose of this course is to introduce the structure and fuction of cells, and how structure and function drives organismal physiology and diversity. By the end of this course, through lecture and laboratory exercises, students should have an understanding of the basic components of cells, how cells and organisms transfer genetic information to future generations, how communication is integral to cellular and organismal function, and how cells and organisms generate and process energy to drive physiological funtions. In addition, students will continue to improve skills for scientific inquiry through activities designed to increase familiarity with the scientific literature and science terminology, improve skills to design and critically analyze experiments, foster ability to work with a scientific team, and provide opportunities to improve scientific writing. Any one topic covered in this course has enough material for a course of its own. However, this course will give basic overview of a series of selected topics that are meant to introduce students to the vast field of cellular and organismal biology and the use of biological science in life. Prerequisite: Concurrent or previous enrollment in CHEM 112 or CHEM 115 and C- or above in BIOL 207
BIOL 360 - 01 Genetics M - W - F 1215 - 1320 OWS 257
CRN: 40017 4 Credit Hours Detailed consideration of specific topics in transmission, molecular, and population genetics. Eukaryotic and prokaryotic systems discussed. Genetic reasoning and analysis will be emphasized. Four laboratory hours per week. Prerequisite: A minimum grade of C- in BIOL 209; CHEM 201
BIOL 360 - 51 Genetics/Lab M - - - - 1335 - 1735 OWS 263
CRN: 40018 0 Credit Hours Detailed consideration of specific topics in transmission, molecular, and population genetics. Eukaryotic and prokaryotic systems discussed. Genetic reasoning and analysis will be emphasized. Four laboratory hours per week. Prerequisite: A minimum grade of C- in BIOL 209; CHEM 201
BIOL 360 - 52 Genetics/Lab - - - R - 1330 - 1730 OWS 263
CRN: 40019 0 Credit Hours Detailed consideration of specific topics in transmission, molecular, and population genetics. Eukaryotic and prokaryotic systems discussed. Genetic reasoning and analysis will be emphasized. Four laboratory hours per week. Prerequisite: A minimum grade of C- in BIOL 209; CHEM 201

J-Term 2015 Courses

J-Term 2015 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location