MARB 406: Life in Extreme Environments

3 credits Spring Only

This course presents the key metabolic and physiological innovations of extremophile organisms; Topics include the molecular biology, biochemistry and physiology of organisms living in extreme environments. Life in Extreme Environments is the study of various organisms that have adapted to and thrive in so called ‘extreme’ environments.  This course will provide a comprehensive understanding of the biochemical and physiological adaptations of extremophile organisms.  Key concepts covered will include: the types of extreme environments, extremophile metabolism and physiology, along with an overview of how changing environmental conditions impact the adaptive capabilities of threatened species.

Prerequisites: MARB 315, CHEM 228/238. Junior or senior classification or approval of instructor.


For more information, contact:

Dr. David Hala

David Hala

Assistant Professor
+1 (409) 740-4535
+1 (409) 740-5001 Fax

Bld# 3029, Office 266