Kerri M. Carlson portrait

Kerri M. Carlson

Limited Term Faculty
Degree
Ph.D. Duke University
Office
OWS 256
Phone
(651) 962-5222
Fax
651-962-5201
Mail
OWS 352
University of St. Thomas
2115 Summit Ave.
Saint Paul MN 55105

Spring 2014 Courses

Spring 2014 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
BIOL 208 - 03 Biological Comm & Energetics M - W - F 1215 - 1320 OSS LL18
CRN: 21220 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 - 02 Genetics ** M - W - F 0815 - 0920 OSS 325
CRN: 21463 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 - 53 Genetics / Lab ** - T - - - 1800 - 2200 OWS 263
CRN: 21464 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 - 54 Genetics / Lab ** - - - R - 1335 - 1735 OWS 263
CRN: 21465 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 389 - I2 Research - - - - - -
CRN: 23003 4 Credit Hours Original laboratory, field, library or other analytical investigation under the direction of a member of the biology faculty, culminating in either a written research paper or an oral presentation. Upper-class standing not required. Prerequisite: A minimum grade of C- in BIOL 209 and permission of the instructor and the department chair

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 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

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.