Keith Kozminski

Associate Professor
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of Biology
Office location and address
90 Geldard Driv
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
RCN: Mid-Atlantic Research Network for Synthetic Biology
Source: U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF)
April 01, 2021 – March 31, 2025
Research Support for iGEM Program at the University of Virginia
Source: U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF)
September 01, 2020 – December 31, 2021
A synthetic biology approach to recycle waste plastic to biodegradable polymers
Source: Transfoam LLC
May 10, 2021 – September 30, 2021
BIOL 3000: Cell Biology
Credits: 3
Examines the fundamental principles of eukaryotic cell biology at the molecular level. Topics will include: structure and function of the plasma membrane, transport of small molecules, ions and macromolecular complexes across membranes, protein trafficking, the cytoskeleton, signal transduction pathways , and the control of cell division and cellular proliferation. Prerequisites: Must have completed BIOL 2010 or BIOL 2100 or BME 2104 and any two of the following classes CHEM 1410, 1420, 1810 & 1820. BIOL 3000 is not repeatable.
BIOL 4770: Synthetic Biology
Credits: 3
By applying the principles of engineering to biology, students will design molecules, viruses, and cells to solve global problems in public health, food security, manufacturing, information processing, and the environment, changing the traditional question of 'How do cells work?' to 'How can I get a cell to work for me?' Students will gain experience in writing internationally competitive research project proposals. Prerequisite: Instructor Permission
BIOL 4900: Independent Readings in Biology
Credits: 1–3
Tutorial or seminar course that allows intensive study of the literature in a particular area of biology under the guidance of a Biology faculty member.
BIOL 4920: Independent Research in Biology
Credits: 2
Independent research for qualified undergraduates under the direction of a faculty member within the Biology Department. Prerequisite: Instructor Permission
BIOL 4930: Distinguished Major Thesis Research
Credits: 2
This course is the final semester of Independent Research for participants of the Biology Distinguished Majors Program. During this semester, students will complete their laboratory investigations, ultimately presenting the sum of their work in a written thesis. Prerequisite: Instructor Permission
BIOL 8999: Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
For master's thesis, taken under the supervision of a thesis director.
BIOL 9998: Non-Topical Research, Preparation for Doctoral Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral research, taken before a dissertation director has been selected.
BIOL 9999: Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral dissertation, taken under the supervision of a dissertation director.