Biological Principles

Welcome to Biological Principles at Georgia Tech!

Readings for this course are organized into Modules. Refer to the syllabus on Canvas to ensure you are reading the correct reading(s) for each class session; the order of the Modules on the website may not be the same as the order in the syllabus. Note that some days may have more than one required reading.

  • Evolution
  • Ecology
  • Molecules and Metabolism
  • Genetics
  • Integrative Human Health

Lecture materials can be downloaded from Canvas

IKEs, TICAs, and Homeworks should be completed through Learning Catalytics

Questions about course content should be posted to Piazza

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Group 7-Gut Pathogen and Autoimmune Disease

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Group 6- L.Pneumophila Replication and Adaptation in Lung Cells


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Bio Group 08 (M) – Legionella pneumophila Modulates Mitochondrial Dynamics to Trigger Metabolic Repurposing of Infected Macrophages

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Human Milk Oligosaccharides (Group 01(M))


Literature Cited:

Charbonneau, Mark R., et al. (2016). “Sialylated Milk Oligosaccharides Promote Microbiota-Dependent Growth in Models of Infant Undernutrition.” Cell 164(5): 859-871.

Sprenger, G. A., et al. (2017). “Production of human milk oligosaccharides by enzymatic and whole-cell microbial biotransformations.” Journal of Biotechnology 258: 79-91.

Thomson, P., et al. (2017). “Human milk oligosaccharides and infant gut bifidobacteria: Molecular strategies for their utilization.” Food Microbiology.

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group M1 – Single Origin of the Sickle Allele During Holocene Wet Phase

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Group M6: Translocation of A Gut Pathobiont Drives Autoimmunity in Mice and Humans


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Group 21: Gut Bacteria & Growth Impairment


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Group M4 – Local Extinction of Aedes on Palmyra Atoll

Group Members

Nicholas Klavohn, Cameron Chong, Duy Nguyen, Molly Essig, William Adair


Lafferty, K. D., Mclaughlin, J. P., Gruner, D. S., Bogar, T. A., Bui, A., Childress, J. N., . . . Young, H. S. (2018). Local extinction of the Asian tiger mosquito ( Aedes albopictus ) following rat eradication on Palmyra Atoll. Biology Letters, 14(2), 20170743. doi:10.1098/rsbl.2017.0743

Williams, R. (n.d.). Paradise Regained: How the Palmyra Atoll Got Rid of Invasive Mosquitoes. The Scientist. doi:10.1098/rsbl.2017.0743

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Group 13: Trehalose and C. difficile

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