Pamela K. Hanson
Associate Professor of Biology
Stephens Science Center 234
Division of Science and Mathematics
900 Arkadelphia Rd
Birmingham, AL 35254
Office Phone: (205) 226-4881
Office Fax: (205) 226 3078
Brief Career Background:
Dr. Hanson joined the faculty of Birmingham-Southern in 2001 after completing her Ph.D. at Emory University.
B.S. Chemistry, Rhodes College, 1996;
Ph.D. Biochemistry, Cell and Developmental Biology, Emory University, 2001.
Areas of Academic Interest:
- Mechanisms of Drug Resistance
- Intracellular Lipid Transport
BI 125 Cell and Molecular Biology (1)
An investigation of the fundamental properties of cells. Topics include cell structure and function, energetics and metabolism, gene structure and expression, and the techniques used to study these phenomena. Designed for students who plan to major in biology or one of the natural sciences and/or who are pre-health. Three lectures and one three-hour laboratory per week. Prerequisites: BI 115 and CH 121. Fall, Spring.
BI 149 Cancer: Biology and Beyond (1)
A study of the development, progression, and treatment of cancer. The fundamentals of cell biology are learned by exploring the differences between normal and cancerous cells. In addition, the psychological and socioeconomic impacts of the disease are studied. Three lectures and one three-hour laboratory per week. This course may not be counted toward the biology major. This course will fulfill the lab science requirement as part of Disciplinary Foundations.
BI 301 Genetics (1)
A study of the structure, function, and transmission of the genetic material. Topics from classical and molecular genetics are covered. Three lectures, one three-hour laboratory, and one DHAR laboratory per week. Prerequisites: BI 105, 115, and 125, MA 115 or equivalent, and junior standing. Fall.
BI 402 Cell Biology (1)
A study of eukaryotic cells at the molecular level. Topics include protein biosynthesis, membrane structure and function, gene expression and regulation, cellular and subcellular structure, and the cell cycle. Three lectures, one three-hour laboratory, and one DHAR laboratory per week. Prerequisites: BI 115 and 125, CH 122, and junior standing; BI 301 is strongly recommended. Spring.