Debbie McKenzie, PhD

Professor, Faculty of Science - Biological Sciences

Fall Term 2021 (1770)

BIOL 409 - Zoonoses

★ 3 (fi 6)(FIRST, 3-0-0)

This course will examine the biology of zoonotic agents and the implication of host-pathogen interactions to disease susceptibility and resistance. Students will apply these basic concepts towards the understanding of issues governing pathogenesis, pathology, epidemiology, control and surveillance of zoonotic diseases. Focus will be placed on zoonotic agents currently having a significant impact on animal and public health. Lectures will be followed by active discussion of selected readings. Prerequisites: one of IMIN 200, ZOOL 352, ZOOL 354, ENT 392 or consent of instructor. Credit cannot be obtained for both BIOL 409 and BIOL 509.

LECTURE A1 (45408)
2021-09-01 - 2021-12-07
TH 09:30 - 10:50 (BS M-137)


BIOL 509 - Advanced Topics in Zoonoses

★ 3 (fi 6)(FIRST, 3-0-0)

This course will examine the biology of zoonotic agents and the implication of host-pathogen interactions to disease susceptibility and resistance. Students will apply these basic concepts towards the understanding of issues governing pathogenesis, pathology, epidemiology, control and surveillance of zoonotic diseases. Focus will be placed on zoonotic agents currently having a significant impact on animal and public health. Lectures will be followed by active discussion of selected readings. Scheduled classes are the same as for BIOL 409, but with additional assignments and evaluation appropriate to graduate studies. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Credit cannot be obtained for both BIOL 409 and BIOL 509.

LECTURE A1 (45410)
2021-09-01 - 2021-12-07
TH 09:30 - 10:50 (BS M-137)


BIOL 298 - Understanding Biological Research

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-3)

An introduction to the process of scientific research including the different approaches to research within biology, formulating research questions, hands-on skill development, experimental design, data collection and analysis, critical thinking, communication of findings, ethics, and career opportunities. Students will attend lectures and selected seminars, and participate in biological research under the supervision of an academic staff member in the Department of Biological Sciences. Open to undergraduate students in the Faculty of Science with preference given to students in Honors and Specialization Programs in the Department of Biological Sciences, and BSc General students (Biological Sciences major). Consent of Department of Biological Sciences required. All students must apply for admission. Prerequisite: BIOL 107 or 108 or SCI 100. See the Biological Sciences website for more details at www.biology.ualberta.ca/courses.

LECTURE A1 (45660)
2021-09-01 - 2021-12-07
TH 15:30 - 16:50 (BS M-137)


BIOL 310 - Biology of Aging

★ 3 (fi 6)(FIRST, 3-0-0)

Biological aging is a complex process that involves the progressive deterioration of an organism over time. This course covers the aging process at the molecular, tissue and organismal levels. Topics for discussion include assessment of animal models of aging, mechanisms of aging, healthy aging, age-associated disease and interventions. Prerequisites: BIOL 201 or ZOOL 241 or 242 or consent of instructor. Credit cannot be obtained for both BIOL 310 and 510.

LECTURE A1 (50868)
2021-09-01 - 2021-12-07
TH 11:00 - 12:20 (BS M-137)


BIOL 510 - Advanced Biology of Aging

★ 3 (fi 6)(FIRST, 3-0-0)

Biological aging is a complex process that involves the progressive deterioration of an organism over time. This course covers the aging process at the molecular, tissue and organismal levels. Topics for discussion include assessment of animal models of aging, mechanisms of aging, healthy aging, age-associated disease and interventions. Lectures are the same as BIOL 310, but with additional assignments and evaluation appropriate to graduate studies. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Credit cannot be obtained for both BIOL 310 and BIOL 510.

LECTURE A1 (50870)
2021-09-01 - 2021-12-07
TH 11:00 - 12:20 (BS M-137)


BIOL 642 - Seminars in Physiology, Cell and Developmental Biology

★ 1 (fi 2)(EITHER, 0-2S-0)

Credit may be obtained more than once.

SEMINAR A1 (43970)
2021-09-01 - 2021-12-07
W 12:00 - 12:50 (TBD)

Winter Term 2022 (1780)

BIOL 642 - Seminars in Physiology, Cell and Developmental Biology

★ 1 (fi 2)(EITHER, 0-2S-0)

Credit may be obtained more than once.

SEMINAR B1 (72224)
2022-01-05 - 2022-04-08
W 12:00 - 12:50 (TBD)