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Barton, G M (MCB 150, Fall 2014)
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Comment: If you love thinking like an experimentalist, designing experiments, learning scientific approaches to study something rather than memorizing bunch of facts (so be aware of this when studying for thr exams), then MCB 150 w/ Greg Barton is for you. He is very enthusiastic about what he teaches and quite helpful when you just don't get something. Problem sets could be helpful in measuring how much you understand the material. As far as the discussion section goes, it is the perfect place to review what you have learned the week before and sometimes dig deeper into what has been covered. We were lucky this semester that Barton taught two out of three sections of the class, and our class structure was slightly different than the way this class is normally taught (that is we first learned everything about the innate immunity, then the adaptive immunity (both B and T cells) and finally the big picture, as oppose to jumping between adaptive and innate immunity). This new organization is similar to the way the course textbook (Janeway's) is written, making it easier to follow.

Submitted Jan. 23rd, 2015

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Barton, G M (MCB 150, Fall 2014)
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Comment: Earlier in the semester, Barton would often delve into side stories behind famous discoveries in immunology. The weekly problem sets are graded only on completion. For exams, be sure to understand how concepts covered in lecture (e.g. class switching, B cell development) connect to experimental approaches (e.g. the PCR assay).

Submitted Dec. 20th, 2014

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Barton, G M (MCB 150, Spring 2012)
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Comment: I thought Barton was pretty funny sometimes in lecture. You really have to pay attention to detail from lecture for the exam.

Submitted Oct. 3rd, 2012

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Barton, G M (MCB C103, Spring 2012)
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Comment: Barton may not sound like the most charismatic professor, but I thought he was a clear and helpful. He didn't lecture that often, but his presentations of the immunity components of the class were interesting - he tended to only get through half of his lecture slides for some lectures, but luckily those don't count for the exams. This is a really great class!

Submitted May 13th, 2012

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Barton, G M (MCB C103, Spring 2012)
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Submitted May 6th, 2012

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Barton, G M (MCB 150, Spring 2012)
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Comment: I love Prof. Barton! He's one of the most clear lecturers I've had.

Submitted May 6th, 2012

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Barton, G M (MCB C103, Spring 2011)
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Comment: Very clear and concise; writes down notes on the board as the lecture progresses to make the lecture easy to follow.

Submitted Aug. 15th, 2011

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Barton, G M (MCB 150, Spring 2011)
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83
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62
Helpfulness
79
Enthusiasm
85

Submitted July 19th, 2011