NORMAN E. GARRISON
Office: HHS 3152
Although inactive, my primary research interest is translational control of early embryonic development. Unfertilized eggs have all the components needed to synthesize proteins, yet they do so at a barely detectable rate. Upon fertilization or artificial activation, the zygotes begin producing developmentally significant proteins at a very high rate. The fundamental question I have sought to answer concerns why unfertilized eggs fail to use their vast protein synthetic machinery.
Courses Taught: (for more detailed descriptions see the Department's list of courses)
Human Physiology (BIO 270) -- Study of the function of major organ systems of the human body.
Scientific and Mathematical Perspectives (GSCI 104) – Alternative Medicine: Quacks, Fraud, and the Science of Medicine.
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