Office Hours spring 2014

  • Wednesday 1000-1100
  • Thursday 1000-1100
  • Friday 1000-1100


Plant Molecular Biology


Ming-Mei Chang

Professor of


Integrated Science Ctr. 352
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454

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Dr. Ming-Mei Chang has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 1993.

Faculty Information


  • Ph.D. in Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, Washington State University, 1988
  • M.S. in Forest Resources, University of Idaho, 1983
  • B.S. in Forestry, National Taiwan University, 1980
My Classes

BIOL 216:
Biology Second Year Laboratory

    This course is designed for second year Biology and Biochemistry majors. It will include modules centered around Ecology, Genetics and Cell biology. Students will be introduced to select experimental techniques and experimental design that reflect contemporary practices in each of these areas. The course will count as a 200 level lab for the Biology BS and BA and as an elective for the Biochemistry BS degree. Prerequisites: BIOL 117 and BIOL 119.

BIOL 301:
Laboratory in Cell Biology

    Selected experiments in cell biology that illustrate some of the basic principles, techniques and experimental models in current use. Prerequisites/Corequisite: BIOL 300. Offered every fall

BIOL 304:

    This course will provide students with the basic knowledge of biotechnology and its application and significant benefits to humanity. The topics include recombinant DNA technology and genomics, microbial, plant and animal biotechnologies, DNA fingerprinting and forensic analysis, bioremediation, medical biotechnology, and biotechnology regulations and ethics. Students may receive Biology credit for this course or BIOL 322 but not both. Prerequisites: BIOL 222. Offered every fall

BIOL 390:
Molecular Techniques

    An introduction to basic techniques commonly used in biotechnology. Laboratory exercises include DNA, RNA, and protein manipulations, web-based sequence analysis, and the use of associated apparatus. Lectures cover background information of the techniques and their applications. Prerequisites: BIOL 300 and one of the following: (BIOL 216, BIOL 223, BIOL 230, BIOL 301, CHEM 301, BIOL 330).