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7.013 Introductory Biology








Jessica will have her office hours on Saturday 5/19 from 10-11 in the student center coffee house on the 3rd flr.

Varsha will have office hours on Tuesday night from 9-11pm in the coffee house.

Ellie will have office hours on Tuesday from 12-1pm in 26-310.

Final Exam Info:

5/23 9AM-12PM in Johnson Track.

You must bring your IDs to the exam.

Review Session: 5/21 7-9pm in 10-250.

Q&A session: 5/22 7-9pm in 32-144.

Good Luck!!


Exam III results:

Avg: 71.1

St Dev: 14.1

Exam III key has been posted.

Problem Set 7 key has been posted.

The Lecture slides through Lecture 39 have been posted.

Make sure to look at all the "terms to know" posted throughout the semester under lecture materials.

**Reminder: Please take advantage of TA's and Professor's office hours for concept review and clarification. You may attend any TA's office hours regardless of what section you are in.**


Questions about the course?  Contact the course instructor Phil Lessard at:

plessard [at]

Prof. Hazel Sive,
Prof. Richard Young,

Prof. Dave Gifford,

Dr. Phil Lessard

Lectures: MWF11 in 10-250
Recitations: 2 sections/wk, per assignment by Registrar.


7.013 is one of three Introductory Biology classes.
Please see the 7.01x page for more information.


Course Description

Academic year 2006-07: Spring 2007


The fundamental principles of biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology, and cell biology.

The core material focuses on function at a molecular level: the structure and regulation of genes, and the structure and synthesis of proteins; how these molecules are integrated into cells; and how cells are integrated into multicellular systems and organisms.

7.013 focuses on the application of the fundamental principles toward an understanding of human biology. Topics include genetics, cell biology, molecular biology, disease (infectious agents, inherited diseases and cancer), developmental biology, neurobiology and evolution.